thank you so much for all the wonderful feedback!!
Krafty_Kelly: the yarn is handspun and hand dyed 70% wool and 30% kid mohair from Wild Geese Fibres. It's wonderful:) Just one ball of it!! Great yardage
The website is http://www.wildgeesefibres.com/
amybarentt: your right magic loop looks scary and it isn't at all!!! it's just like knitting in the round.. all you have to do.. is divided your sts half.. half on one and the other on the other ndl.. that's it!! Feel free to ask me any questions about magic loop if you ever decide to try:)