Can't decide which photo captures the yarn better, as neither captures the whole quite well. One catches the highlights, thanks to the shiny quality of the silk. The other catches the dark, saturated tones in the yarn.
Either way, this was fancypants yarn - Handmaiden Silk Rumple. It's a gift. The pattern was the recipe for the Bias Shawl distributed by the Handmaiden folk. I made it a little skinnier - 41 stitches.
Road trip to see friends & family? Three thousand miles of done!
A week of vacation time with nephew? CHECK!
Successful week with said 13 year old? PHEW! and CHECK!
Read, one frivolous summer novel? Harrypotter#4becauseIamthatbehindCHECK!
Work on old WIP? CHECKcheckcheckcheckCHECK! (Pictures on that as soon as I've stitched up the seams and found buttons.)
Old picture in the can? Found picture of long-ago finished socks? CHECK! Yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Nantucket Red. Pattern is Kristen Kapur's October Mystery sock. I finished them in December, for the record, but I misplaced that memory card.
Met this "use it or lose it" self-challenge (eventually) and used the opportunity to give away some yarn as well as to get some sock yarn used up.
2005 & before: 6 pair
2006 : 10 pair, one orphan to be frogged
2007 : 5 pair
2008 : 6 pair
2009 : 1 pair
2010 : 1 pair
2011 : 2 pair
2012 : 2 pair
2013 : 1 pair
SOCK PAIR COUNT: 34