Just dropping in to complain. I haven't been able to get this amazingly cool bathrobe wholly out of my mind ever since MistressT posted it, so a few weeks ago I picked up a shawl collar bathrobe pattern at a sale. Then I made the mistake of asking my husband what color/job he'd like to have, assuming he'd go for either command gold or "operations" red. He picked science officer blue. Guess what color is hardest to match?
Gold fleece is easy to find. I can find suitably red flannel or fleece. Science officer blue is so elusive I may have to go with the "periwinkle" fleece at Hancock's, though it's not quite right and I have a hard time imagining Mr. Spock wearing anything called periwinkle; still, it's better than the powder blue, which is what I mostly find.
Solutions would seem to be:
1. Give up. Don't make super cool ST robe. Allow husband to continue stealing my plush winter robe.
2. Live with fact otherwise super cool robe is inadequately blue.
3. Present husband with robe in color of my choice, saying "But you're the captain of our little Enterprise, honey" or "You know you have an engineering mind and, besides, Scottish accents are sexy".
4. Make myself a gold robe first, then tell husband he has to be a redshirt because I'm the captain and I say so. Any insubordination and he'll be sent on an away mission.
There's also "Continue dithering until cold weather is past, then expand search to include less warm fabrics", but that seems like less of a solution and more of a delaying tactic.