When perusing Ravelry, what attracts my attention, more than anything else, is the color of a project. I am especially drawn to unexpected color combinations. For example, when I saw MicheleLB’s terrific felted slip-stitch tote, I immediately bought the pattern and the yarn to make it — and copied the designer’s color scheme exactly:
I absolutely LOVE those color combinations. But I would never have thought to put those colors together in a million years.
When yarn shopping, I tend to be drawn to the same colors: pinks, browns, greens. And although I love unexpected color combinations, I am not clever enough to come up with them myself. How do I get better at this?
On another note, I am sad about the imminent closure of Noe Knit. A loss for San Francisco knitters, for sure.