Many years ago, I bought a lonely skein of variegated Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport. I was a fairly new knitter, but quickly realized it wasn't enough yardage to use by itself. Soon after, I bought another skein in black with the hopes of knitting a fair isle project.
Honestly, fair isle is just not my favorite thing to knit and those two skeins keep getting pushed to the bottom of the yarn bin. When I stumbled across the Hexagone Cowl, I knew it was perfect for this deeply stashed yarn.
The pattern is very easy to memorize and brilliantly breaks up any potential pooling.
I also tried a new to me cast off. You just knit 2 stitches through the back loop and transfer that stitch from the right needle back to the left needle. Repeat from knit 2 through the back loop. It didn't seem that stretchy at first, but it really is just as stretchy as my cast on.
These colors aren't what I typically wear, but the black tones them down and make it more attractive to me.
Next on the needles is some sock yarn I bought years ago. I love the bright electric blue, but was never excited about wearing it. My daughter pounced on the yarn when I pulled it out the other day. Perfect! She will be getting some bright blue socks soon.