Thank you Veronique and Londone for your kind words! Even on that yucky picture with my tummy all bruised!
Anyhoo, Londone, yes, I used doubled-up yarn (just went and checked) - the elann highland chunky or whatever it's called. I can't remember exactly how much I used (but you can find it I'm sure up earlier in the posts) but I had a lot left over. Fortunately I think the yarn was only $2.50 a skein or something, so I wasn't too upset about having ordered extra and now I have some nice wool for some hats.
Londone before you start be sure to check the author's blog Glampyre.com I think it is - and get the pattern corrections.
Veronique - After all these months I'm almost done with my candy!! Will post soon.