You'll love working with Lana Grande! It's made from 100% Peruvian Highland Wool and available in an assortment of rich colors. This super bulky yarn has a great plied texture and will get your knitting project going in no time. It's ideal for durable but snuggly blankets and also knits up wonderfully into sweaters or gorgeously bulky scarves for added warmth when you're out and about.
Plenty of free Lana Grande patterns: http://www.cascadeyarns.com/patterns_LanaGrande.htm
One ball makes a hat or a quick felted bowl.