My daughter asked for a lacy scarf, and wasn't particular about the yarn or the color. As a true knitter's daughter, she said "Mom, I'm sure you having something in your stash to use"! But of course I did :-)!
I found this wound cake of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn, in a muted dusty purple with flecks of cream and a light golden yellow. Don't know too much about this yarn since there was no longer a ball band attached, but it is a wool base. It knit up beautifully, blocked out so nice, and is very soft and drapey.
I used a free pattern found on Ravelry called Swell, which has a very easily memorized lace pattern.
One last winter accessory......I'm a bit tired of the SNOW!