The color is a bit bleached out, which is strange since I deliberately avoided any direct light. I took one picture with a flash (gasp! I know, total taboo right?) and his colors show a little better. He's actually a very pleasant bright green without being too electric. The yarn is called "Moss" and is 75% recycled cotton. Well, actually it's now 100% recycled as I rescued this poor skein from the thrift shop.