I pay and pay, but I'd rather fight tiredness to complete something like this than sleep.
You need gold to make glass this shade of pink (rosier than my pictures).
I would wax lyrical for longer, but I'm so sleep-deprived that my neck is stiff.
I don't often make cabled yarns since it requires extra spinning - though not all that much extra since my default yarn is three-ply.
This I chose to cable as I didn't have all that much, and even though it has a fair amount of merino, I wasn't sure there was enough to hide the loops of chain or Navajo plying (and yes, I know, some people say that the Navajo do not ply this way; at this point it's still easier to refer to chain-plying this way) so I went with a cabled yarn.
The non-merino part? Soy silk. Interesting.
It doesn't have the sheen that bombyx or even tussah lends to a merino-blend yarn, but it does counteract the bounce and smooshiness factor somewhat. Still stretchy, but not as spongey as even a yarn with silk would be.
Interesting, as I said.