The image rises on the stately visage of the Fabulous Tim Gunn:
Your challenge is to knit, for your client, a pair of men's mittens with a sporty stripe and a matching cowl with the provided two yarns of disparate thickness. You have one night to do so... Make it work.
The yarn is a local (Canby, OR) border leicester. (SuDan Farms). I had a sport weight (the grey, knit double) and a worsted (yellow). They were loaded with lanolin and a delight to knit with, and yes...basically done in one night while watching Project runway Season 4 (The entire f@cking night... finished at 6:15 in the morning)...
I did the prototype mitten, the two stripeys, and the cowl (although I had to use some of my own yarn on the cowl...fortunately a pretty close match).