Take a peek at this luscious yarn by madelinetosh. Mmmmm...it's really even more beautiful in person. I made the Honey Cowl in Baltic and gave it to my blonde-haired blue-eyed niece. I'm kicking myself now for not taking a photo to show you.
The short version (22 inches in length) of the Honey Cowl can be made with one skein of yarn. I think I deleted a few rows in order to do that, but it worked out just fine. It's an easy pattern :: just knits, purls and slip stitches. If I can do it so can you, seriously.
My second Honey Cowl is on the needles now. This color is Bark, very warm and fall-like. I may keep it for myself to wear with my black winter coat. I love to wear brown and black together. Do you know what else I love? Climbing into bed with my knitting needles and my favorite buckwheat hull pillow. More on the pillow another day.