1. Haven't woven in the ends for this yet. It is Favorite Scarf Ever.It's all with stash.
I started it with Socks That Rock in Thistle.
My original plan was to make large stripes and use up a bunch of sock yarns. But I decided to do two row stripes a la the knitting trend from a few years ago, where people were using two contrasting shades of Sock that Rock and working up this magic scarf in a feather and fan pattern.
So, I switched to my leftover Zaurball and a leftover purple Crock O Dyeand let he magic ensue. It bothered me that the one end was the thistle, so I when I couldn't take it anymore, I used up the rest of the thistle and finished both the scarf and the ball of yarn.
2. It got pretty cold here in February. I may have been in a situation where it made sense to give my warm, knit from handspun mittens away. I have to say that I really had to think twice about it - they're so soft and warm and they go with my hat. But then I remembered a skein of Noro that I had been saving specifically for mittens for myself. This is what I did with them - kind of basic long fingerless mitts. They may be slightly asymetrical in real life too - I was having trouble counting the rows with this yarn.