This was fun to knit. I don't much like hand stitching but it took no time at all to whip stitch the handles onto the cauldron. I’ll hand felt it according to the pattern instructions when I have an hour to sit in the sun.
My plan was to cast on and off under the blue moon sky while staying at a new favorite ocean view Inn, but it just wasn't in the stars. I didn't have the required 16" US15 circular needle until early evening (thanks to Yarn Sellar).
I was in sticker shock ($25+tax) but so excited to have the needles I forgot to buy the size P crochet hook for this pattern. On the way home I bought the last one at a JoAnn's.
This is a single mat with light blocking. It is very soft.
I've never knit with super bulky yarn or used US 15 needles so it took a few cast ons to end with a short tail. I started with the correct gauge but ended up attaching the second skein to finish the last 9 double crochets. The pattern calls for one skein per mat so I obviously didn't knit tight enough. I didn't want to frog-it-all so left it as a single mat.
Always a Silver Lining: I will use the remaining second skein to knit the "Tiny Cauldron." I did get to knit during a stunning sunset and under the most beautiful blue moon I have ever seen. It was especially nice to be at the ocean, having the best of time with the best of company.
A fairy's eye view.
Perspective: A single mat with minimal blocking is too small for the seat on my bistro chair, but very special and sweet in it's singleness.
Now that I have tested this pattern I am confident I could knit up some very nice sets (doubled) to give as gifts. I'll be searching for some nice cotton blends over the next month. Thank you, Tiny Owl Knits!