I've been using stash yarn for the 12" Squares crochet-a-long, but trying to stay in the range of creams, whites, and browns. Yesterday I was going through bags trying to find something suitably neutral, and found an old ball of light brown with a pretty metallic gold threaded through it. I had just enough to make December's Experienced Square (Octagon Medallion), which is my new favorite! (well, it's a tie with Butterfly Garden) I made the whole thing in one day, because between the fascinating pattern and the beautiful yarn I just couldn't bring myself to set it down. Projects like that are such a joy.