And I got the homemade mocha with the candycane!
My niece's version was done with O-Wool Classic and turns out it is a very sturdy yarn, holds definition, doesn't split, however doesn't stretch or give much either. The verdict is still out on this yarn choice for this project. She wanted the plum color and that was right on. How many more of these can I do, you ask? As many as relatives ask for them I guess! Until I am sick of the pattern!