My final pay-it-forward item went to Emily (no link that I know of). I used some Malabrigo Worsted in Olive to knit this super cute neckwarmer. The pattern is free from Loop Knits. It is a great stashbuster, using somewhere around half the skein and working up in just a few days.
I dug through my collection of vintage buttons from Nanie’s jar and found these lovely red buttons which I thought were the perfect contrast to the green yarn. They were slightly different, which I think gave them a pretty awesome amount of charm.