A year or so ago, I bought 2 skeins of this:
I just couldn't help myself - I mean, it's GORGEOUS! And I was sure that I could find something to do with it. Well, sometimes love just isn't enough. And gorgeous yarn without a pattern is just a lovely skein in my stash.
Thankfully, through the wonders of Ravelry, I found this pattern. And turned one of these lovely skeins into a beautiful scarf for my Mom. (Yes, this is in fact another story about unfinished Christmas gifts.)
I lament that scarfs are so difficult to photograph, because try as I might, my pictures just don't give it justice.
I put this in the mail this week, along with Abbey's mittens. And with that I officially succeeded in accomplishing one of my New Year's resolutions before the end of January.