My sister was the exception to this rule. Previously, she cleaned out her yarn stash and passed it along to me (have I mentioned she crochets). Included in the stash was a skein of bulky yarn in a variegated cream. She had bought the yarn previously to make a scarf, but …
I found a great, easy and free pattern to make with this yarn. Each row is knitted with either an increase (kfb) or a decrease (k2tog). I was able to whip this up in a couple of nights.
A copy of the free pattern can be found at Lion Brand Yarn website (here).