A little while ago I was commissioned to custom knit a neck warmer. The colors were requested as purple and charcoal, so off I ran to the store to find yarn that would suit those needs.
A week or so later, after some creativity with how to put the colors together without striping them and deciding what knit stitches to use, here's what I came up with - modeled by the customer and with her permission to use this photo as a customer appreciation pic!
Custom orders can be a lot of fun - I've designed knit items and done banner design so far. I've got more in the works right now, and considering how much I love working with people to design for them, I hope more are on their way!