We have all had the experience of having gift knits go bad. This faux Noro scarf was intended for a male recipient that was horrified by the idea of wearing something that had stripes of raspberry pink in it. I put it away in the place bad knits go to die and forgot about it. On Thanksgiving, the subject of my lapse in color judgement came up and when I retrieved it to show it off in all its horrible glory, I realized I liked it. It looked great with my new fleece. Now I need a hat to match.