I normally don't like it when people give me yarn. It's usually not my style, or not enough to make a good project out of, or just uninspiring. But over Christmas, my old art teacher RB gave me this bag:
It's got a ton of goodies! This multicolor mystery yarn:
A bag of this stuff:
A PILE of recycled Sari yarn that I spent the afternoon untangling last weekend. It was so calming to do that, seriously.
And then there is this: "Flirtation."
Normally, I would call this yarn "icky looking" but it's so soft and squishy. I knit some of it up, and couldn't stop. So I'm making an easy garter stitch cowl. I have a plan and everything - the loops on the yarn are so big (because I'm working on US 13 needles) that small buttons can fit through them - so no buttonholes! If I put some buttons on the end, she'll be able to fasten the cowl in a few different ways.
I'm really excited to make this!