At a our Knitter's Guild monthly meetings we hold a raffle. Proceeds of the raffle go towards program and guest speakers.
I won the raffle at a meeting a few months back -- A beautiful skein of hand painted Misti Alpaca, Baby Me Boo ! 50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool, and 20% Bamboo.
I wasn't sure what I was going to make with it. I've been on Ravelry for a while now, but wasn't using it to it's full potential. I learned you can just put into the search your yarn and it will search the patterns available for that particular yarn.
I found an easy free cowl pattern called Convertible Scarf. Was an easy quick project that can be worn around the neck or pulled up over your head and worn as a hat.