I love this stuff. This is deep stash; it's almost as deep as you can go. There is yarn even older than this, but this stuff comes from my very first year of knitting. I've held onto it for years because I didn't feel worthy of knitting it, and I was terrified of ruining it.
I originally had intended to use it to make Haruni, by Emily Ross, which is a pattern I fell in love with the second I saw it. But that pattern really does look best in a solid or only slightly variegated yarn, which this definitely is not. Given how nice this yarn is, I didn't want to waste it on the wrong pattern. So back into Deep Stash it went.
Then came along Holly Priestley's Mottled Daydream. It's everything I wanted for this yarn: plain enough that the yarn won't distract from the pattern and vice versa, and it's just a touch more interesting than a regular triangle shawl.
The Watermelon Socks are getting close to done, which means the Ball Winder will be here soon, and this is the first thing I'm going to wind and cast on. I've been holding onto this yarn for long enough. It's time has come.