Monday, April 16, 2007

The Amazing Hypothermic Yarn!


Warning! This yarn may cause Stage 2 Hypothermia, as defined by Wikipedia:

Body temperature drops by 2°C - 4°C (3.6°F - 7.2°F, or between 95°F - 91.4°F). Shivering becomes more violent. Muscle miscoordination becomes apparent. Movements are slow and labored, accompanied by a stumbling pace and mild confusion, although the victim may appear alert. Surface blood vessels contract further as the body focuses its remaining resources on keeping the vital organs warm. Victim becomes pale. Lips, ears, fingers and toes may become blue.
Difficult to knit with all that miscoordination, shivering and stumbling.

Isn't it amazing what marketing folks will write into advertisements?

13 comments:

alice said...

hmm. what shade do you think would be most flattering against blue skin?

fleegle said...

Peach. Warms the skin tones.

Grace said...

That is awesome. Knit one for all your enemies!

Joanne said...

So, what are you going to make... and who will you make it for? :-)

fleegle said...

The only possible use I could see is clothing for feverish patients. I don't know any at the moment, but perhaps infectious disease wards would be interested in Cold Caps.

lori said...

Hmmm. And our office thought the "Cold War" was over. Better call a meeting.

Shea said...

Wow! That could come in handy down in here the deep south with all the heat and humidity. It gets way too freaking hot here. Man, knit up a few tanks with the stuff and you'd make a fortune selling them. I know people who'd just beg for blue skin during July and August.

Jane said...

Stranger and stranger stuff to knit with. Do your fingers get cold knitting it? Hmmmm.

AnneV said...

You may laugh now, but at the rate that the global warming is progressing, you'll be sorry... (insert smiley here)

BB said...

Did you catch the ceramic part? Wonder if it clanks, LOL! Ceramic means a combination of a metal with a nonmetal but is different from a salt. Could they mean one of their dyes? Ceramics are also indestructible, which is why old pottery shards are still around today. Wonder how it feels.

BB said...

Well now I'm intrigued about it. Think I'll ask the company for some info.
And I thought of another, for-real use: cool-ties for our troops in Iraq. IF it truly works. Maybe they'll send a free skein for a good cause? Think I'll ask.

Angeluna said...

Good catch on this one. What advertisers will say! But, if it was cooler in summer, this yarn would be worth a try.

Carol said...

Thanks. I enjoy a good laugh.