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Sometime in March I start craving color.  Everywhere I go, I’m drawn to it.  At the grocery store I wander through the produce and floral departments just soaking it in.  On Main St. I window shop next season’s clothes, the prints and bright spring colors elevating my gray mood.  And, finally, I get stuck on the internet.

Well, I guess stuck isn’t the best word because I’m thoroughly enjoying myself and I do set a time limit so as not to interfere with actual work time.  But the internet is a wonderful resource for color inspiration, when the outdoors just hasn’t caught up to your requirements.  I love to browse websites like Design Seeds, whose color palettes keep me clicking.  The user-generated palettes of COLOURlovers offer not only a wide variety of color combinations, but also interesting proportions of those colors.

Today, I thought I’d try my hand at coming up with a few palettes of my own, in anticipation of an upcoming stripey project.  I’m thinking either a ripple blanket, some granny stripes or Greenway from Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans.

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Are you craving some color these days?  How do you go about choosing your project colors?  I spend way too much time thinking about it!