I managed to get some pictures of the CVM/silk yarn all finished and ready to knit... Of course I can't cast anything on until I finish at least one WIP - so I think I'm going to go home tonight, kitchener up the sleeves on my Pi Shawl and call it good. Thanks for the comments folks - they really do help!
So here she is all 1,050 yards (10 ozs, in one skein). I wish I'd gotten at least one shot of it with something where you could get an idea of the scale of the monstrosity of it all... but I do love it! The skein was soaked in steaming hot water, and treated none to gently, which felted up the CVM strands in a really nice way... I love how this shot on one of the pathways near my work shows the glints of the silk throughout.
Here's a close up shot so you see the juxtaposition of the fulled CVM with the shiny goodness of the silk - mmmmm silk. I still have half a bobbin of the silk singles, and am trying to think what I can ply with it.
I finally cast on for my Second Sock of Shame - I can't even find many pics of the first one - just a bog standard 2x2 ribbed Sockotta sock in the Jeans colorway... Nothing fancy or exciting - nice socks, but I started them 2 years ago now. Damn, I don't understand what has taken me so long to finish the darn things!
I also finished block #12 of my Off-Centre Log Cabin that I started last year. I should be able to get some nice pics to show if I remember to bring them to work with me so I can take pictures during daylight hours - outside of my office... I've done it before - just lined them up on one of the many lawns in this industrial/office park type area where I work - not the ideal setting for taking pictures of knitting, but what else can I do?
It's been so freaking cold here! This morning there was once again ice everywhere on the way to work. Now I fully understand that it's January, and it's a lot colder in a lot of other places - but we just don't get freezing temperatures here very often. Add to that there's no moisture in the air, and I go around wearing my coat and a scarf and three sweaters all day every day - and get zapped every three minutes - static electricity is annoying!
Anyway, hope everyone is staying warm out there!