The thing is finding projects to knit with only one skein of beautiful hand-dyed yarn. I'm not much into knitting socks, so I'm pursuing shawls, which I'm hoping will make nice gifts.
I completely fell in love with a skein of Spirit Trail's Nona (a merino, cashmere, silk blend) at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. The color, falling leaves, immediately made want to knit a lace pattern with leaves in it. Susanna's Little Leaves pattern was perfect.