I had to learn something new for me the German Twist Cast On. I found this video helpful and it also popped up as a nice elastic cast on for socks and some people were planning on using it on the Yarn Harlot's Pretty Thing Cowl.
I went with Knit Picks for the yarn since they had great prices on small skeins. I used up almost all of the yellow but still have the red and orange with a little more than half skeins. Just have to come up with a use for them. Cool names - Gold, Saffron and Serrano.