Some time this spring/summer, I made a pretty little shawl. I purchased both the yarn and the pattern while on a knitting retreat earlier in the year, where the wool fumes are always particularly strong, and the inspiration of other knitters' creations always convinces you that anything is possible - easy, even!
Yarn: The Knitting Boutique's Potomac (baby camel!, merino, silk) in Graphite, 1 skein
Pattern: Tanis Gray's Clara Shawl
Needles: US 6 (4.00 mm)
The luxury fiber was, well, luxurious, and the pattern was a pleasant knit. Where things fell apart was in blocking it - I was too lazy to pay attention to the points, and wound up with a sloppy block, with the result that I have yet to wear it. It sits there patiently, waiting for me to have the time to re-block it properly.
Given that we're already headed full tilt into the holiday season, I can't imagine when that's going to happen. But anything's possible!