These are the other two by-products of the goodie bag from Winding the Skein that arrived late last month.
It was a bit serendipitous that this yarn (some of Debra's "Vibrance", I believe) showed up just as I was digging around for something to use to make this new earflap hat from Purl Bee. Such a clever little pattern to showcase the beautiful colors!
But once I began knitting with this stuff, I didn't want to stop at a hat, so I searched out this tiny little shrug pattern to finish out the skein. I had just enough yarn to complete it--we're talking inches left after I cast-off--but I think it was worth that little bit of first-world stress.