I've had this yarn for probably close to a year, sitting in my stash (currently a stainless steel drink bucket overflowing with yarn that lives under my bed at my parent's house) just patiently waiting for me to find the perfect project for it. Over the summer I'd start something with it, realize it wasn't right, rip out all the stitches, rewind the yarn, and start the process over. This happened countless times until Danielle and I went to Epicerie and I cast on 40 stitches and began knitting.
I knit through packing for school, moving into a new dorm room, learning where all my classes are for the semester, staying up too late watching Bones on Netflix, grumbling at 9:30 AM classes, four or five hour long study dates with Danielle at Bennu, and relearning the balance between schoolwork and time for adventures.
When I'd finished the skein of yarn I bought another in the same colorway, realizing that this scarf had to be insanely long. Danielle helped me pick the neon yellow yarn for the fringe -- a leap, as I've never been one for yellow, neon or otherwise.
But when I put it all together, it all just clicked. I knew that making a basic scarf with neon yellow fringe was the right project for this yarn, giving it a chance to stand on its own. This yarn doesn't need a fancy pattern or cables to be amazing -- it already is.