The hardest thing I've done all day was NOT wind this yarn. Funny, too, because I'm not much into 'blue'. In fact, in the ROY G BIV color world, I'd be OK if the 'B' just disappeared. I don't wear it. I don't live with it. And I very rarely knit it. For me, blue belongs outside. Sky. Ocean. Bluebirds. Berries. Perfect. Clothes--walls--upholstery--yarn....no thanks.
You can sort of imagine my knitterly 'distress' when I found out my next WWI movie knit assignment was the 7-8 year old little girl's coat...in any of a gazillion vintage colors from the Paton's color card---all of which sort of looked like a variation of blue. (Apparently, blue was a very popular yarn color in the early 1900s. I guess I really lucked out not being born at the turn of the century. )
I ordered what I thought might be the least distasteful blue, and was pretty darn shocked at what arrived. It's lovely. OK. It IS blue, but depending on what light you have streaming on this fiber, it has tinges of lavender and grey...and if you use your imagination, just a hint of teal. It's soft. I. can't. wait. to. get. my. hands . into . it!
I want to enjoy this knit without the albatross? black cloud? last few squares of "the blanket" hanging over my head. I'm close enough (almost) to sprint to the finish. Five or six days and I can call it DONE. Can I hold off that long????? The coat is now the proverbial carrot....finish the *&%*&&$%##@ blanket, and you can start something FUN!!!
(Restraint is not one of my virtues. Anyone taking bets on this one?)
And how about you? Any colors that simply don't rock your world???? (Please don't say grey...not sure you could be my friend!!)