Here's the skinny:
The warm, earthy tones of this yarn inspired me. It makes me think of spiced cider with cloves and cinnamon.
Pattern: Happy Birthday Throw by Emily Ivey
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky in Spice
Time Elapsed: Hard to say - I bought the yarn in January and didn't start knitting until July. The bulk of the project was knit over three weeks.
Modifications/Notes: I omitted the fringe as I thought it looked higher-class without it. It was an easy repeating pattern that took little concentration, so I was able to enjoy some of my favorite Christmas movies as I knit.