Although I finished this well before Christmas, it deserves a blog post because it is so gorgeous. My mother-in-law gave me some lovely Malabrigo sock yarn a year or so back, and it seemed to be asking to be made into something a bit more glam than your average socks. I rooted around a few times for a nice pattern, and eventually happened upon the Citron shawl in Knitty.
Pattern: Citron shawl (Knitty)
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, one skein
Time taken: a week or two, December 2012
The yarn is silky and warm, and the colours delicious (I'm having a bit of a purple/plum love-in at the moment). I was a bit wary about the yardage as I didn't really have quite enough to knit the pattern as written. However, as knitters usually sometimes do, I crossed my fingers and hoped. The hoping worked to a point, and I ran out of yarn with only a few stitches left to bind off (cue much gnashing of teeth). Fortunately the stash came up trumps, and I finished the job with a little bit of purpley sock yarn. You can just see this here, with a small flash of pink variegation. I love it nevertheless...