Have you tried any of those new gradient yarns yet? I had been wanting to, but I was waiting for the perfect project. I was a little put off by the price of most of them, but I decided to knit my daughter-in-law, Emily, a long cowl for Christmas. If anyone deserves a special gift, I believe that she does. I went to the New England Fiber Festival last November and the one item that I didn't want to go home without was a skein of gradient yarn. I knew that the shop Wandering Wool was going to be there and I already had my eye on her colorway called "Great Barrier Reef".
Biscuit Cowl pattern. It was simple with just a slight bit of lace. I thought it wouldn't take me too long and I'd be able to finish it in plenty of time.
It did end up being a Happy New Year's gift rather than Christmas, but I knew that Emily would understand. Besides, I didn't even tell her that she had another gift coming! I do plan for some things and I wasn't going to put pressure on myself, if I decided that I just couldn't knit one more row of the pattern!
My husband bought me another skein of gradient yarn for Christmas in shades of blue. You can bet I'll study it a long time before I decide to start with either pale blue or royal!!