Lynn my sis-in-love gifted me with a big bag of yarns, all kinds. Straight worsted woolen, a big variety of fancy novelty stuff (ribbons and eyelash and fuzzy oh my!) and a bag of mystery boucle in slowly changing pink-purple-turquoise shades.
From just the boucle and novelty yarns (plus some I had in the drawer) I ended up making a new shawl pattern, donated for a sale to bellydancers in Lansing, Michigan, a ritzy scarf for a friend in Rhode island, and a big artsy fancy schmancy stole knit on size 50 needles for Ysabeau in California :-}
Here are some pics: