A friend's grand daughter has Epilepsy. The Epilepsy society has chosen purple as it representative colour. Come March, the local chapter is having a day of fund raising and my friend asked a few of her knitter friends to knit something purple for the sale.
This would be a great way to bust stash except ... in turn, I told a few other friends about Project Purple and they started giving me purple yarns. Now I have an exceptionally large stash of purple. This cowl will have to be just the first if I am to make a dent in my stash.
Before leaving for Florida. I knit the cowl with various 'bits and bobs' of purple yarns, edging it with a purple eyelash yarn.