Using Lincraft Merino Crepe 8 ply (Made in China) because I could only find one ball of Patons Totem in Lincraft at Bankstown in black and I'm not sure it was what it said it was on the ball band.
I'm using the Family Helmet pattern from Patons book C46 Winter Warmers 5, 8 & 12 ply yarns which I bought when a Huskisson Wool shop closed down about 10 years ago. Everything with wool has a memory. Mostly.
If said proposed recipient says "what the bloody hell did you knit me this for?" I swear I will clout him.