The assignment: to knit something dangerous. Well, I humbly submit that if knitting with yarn that draws blood isn't dangerous, nothing is. And to bring it up to life-threatening status (well, sanity-threatening, anyway), why not use it for something to be worn against the neck?
So I give you One DANGEROUS Cowl:
Pattern: Social Climber Cowl, by Liza Gustin (non-Ravelry link)
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, colourway 180, one skein
Needles: 6.5 mm/US 10 1/2 Crystal Palace Daisy circular, 40 cm/16"
Started: January 20, 2010
Finished: January 22, 2010
The pattern is great; simple yet lovely, and it really shows off the long repeats.
And the colours. Even the orange, which Piggy simply will not wear anywhere near her face unless the Netherlands is playing in the World Cup final.
The colours were almost enough to win me over.
However. The Kureyon.
I was lucky with this skein: no knots, and not too much veggie matter. Certainly none that required a Band-Aid.
But it's itchy as all get-out, even after a good soak in wool wash plus 45 minutes in a whack of hair conditioner. The latter, I'll admit, softened it up quite a bit. But not. nearly. enough.
So it's gone to a loving home with the Queen of the Noro Whoros.
So what was the tipping point, then? What prompted poor Piggy to shell out her own money for Noro?
You'll just have to wait and see.