Here is my new yarn. After a few hours and minor repetitive strain I have achieved something that has worked well. Other than losing the function of pinching in my fingers, I think it was worth it.
Below, this yarn has been knitted into a long cowl which you can wear doubled up (like shown) or as one long piece, or wrapped around the neck three times. The blend of silk makes this yarn very soft and the silk catches the light. There is something interesting about knitting a cowl - whether it is the instant enjoyment you experience after knitting a quick piece, or the versatility of the item. I can say that it is easy to get hooked on making these and I am beginning to build up quite a collection.