I wanted one more elf to round out the group I was creating, but I didn't have any heathered blue yarn. I asked a spinning-weaving-knitting friend if she had a remnant she'd be willing to let me have. We were at the local Farmers Market, she with her spinning wheel and me with my current WIP, and she reached in her bag and pulled out what she was going to spin that day, heathered blue. Serendipity!
I wish I had a miniature burn barrel they could stand around, they look like they're singing a capella.