I knew the fiber goddesses -- you included -- wouldn't let me down . . .
Okay, here it is . . .
(I haven't blocked it yet -- since I've spent the better part of the day fiddling with this thing, I thought I'd better take a picture and post it before it's time to go retrieve my offspring.)
The colors are not this deep; they are about half the intensity, which I like much better and wish I had time to correct on this photo, but time is fleeting.
It is made of out a luscious (but sadly discontinued at my LYS) Noro silk, wool, and cashmere blend. Yum.
It is my own design, but I borrowed heavily from the "Braided Neckpiece" in Loop-d-Loop. When I began this piece with pre-bought yarn, I was sure to have enough. I did. I had too much. Too much left to waste and too little left to make anything worthy of this delicious yarn.
So, I decided to remake the scarf/collar the way I really wanted it which would also afford me the extra yarn to make matching mittens -- one of each color, with contrasting cuffs to make it clear the do go together. ;-)
Whew! All done!
Now, onto the next project . . .
This is the part my family really hates. When they hear I am looking for a new project they all say, "Oh, no! Head for the hills!!" Yeah, I'm known to get a bit obsessed into it until I find something I like AND am in the mood for AND have yarn for (since I am a chronic "buy yarn I like without knowing what I'll use it for -er"). It's an interesting process.
I'll keep you posted.