I took this picture inside...(I wish it actually WAS this color)
I moved right next to the window...(and I'm still liking THIS color, which--trust me, is NOT the color it is in real life!)
I finally dragged the yarn outside (in 12 degree weather, thank you very much!) and it photographed only ever so slightly better. See the sort of rosy tinge on the last photos? Amplify that by about a bunch and a half and you have the most disgusting beige-ish wool ever. BUT. It's Rowan and I can't throw it away and it was a gift, so I sort of feel bad about even thinking about regifting it (and honestly, who would I regift it to? This color would take Bo Derek down to a 3 or 4.)
You can tell from the balls that have been rewound that I've tried to make it work. It was first a vest. (That project was doomed from the start. I loved the cabling with the pattern, but I don't wear vests. And the color was so YUCK.)
Then, it tried to be a scarf. I immediately hated that. Could it be a shawl? You've got to be kidding! I actually did make a pair of fingerless mitts...my hands stay in my pockets pretty much the whole time I'm wearing them, so that sort of worked.)
And then, along came the WWI documentary film project!!! Can I convince anyone that this color is definitely some wonderful'army' icky vintage color---? I made some men's fingerless mitts from a time-appropriate vintage pattern. I was assured by some of the people in the know with this project that they will be able to use them somewhere...maybe with some 'extras' who keep their hands in their pockets. Works for me. I think I have enough left over to make some socks....they will be in boots. This should work, too!!
I just found out that I'm going to have the chance to make this. The costume folks on the film have something specific in mind, so are going to send the (Rowan) yarn.
(please, please, please, please please don't be yucky rosy-beige!)
What about you? Do you have a color(s) that simply won't work for you? Do tell!