After giving birth to my last baby and about to turn 40, I insisted new wardrobe to celebrate. I set up an appointment with a personal shopper at the local department store. She was great. She knew where everything in her store was. She looked at me and knew my sizes. And, with just a few questions, she knew my style. In less than an hour, we'd found numerous well-coordinated outifts. She picked out for me things I wouldn't have tried, but ended up loving. She found for me thing in places I wouldn't have even thought to look. And then she got me great discounts on all of it.
That's what I need for knitting! Someone who can read my mind and tell me what I want yarn I want and what pattern. I seem to have a hard time matching the two. I can find a yarn I like, but I don't know what pattern would be good with it. Or I find a pattern I like, but I can't find the right yarn for it.
It's a wonder to me that I get anything knit at all!
I'm open to suggestions - please tell me how you pick your projects - by the yarn or by the pattern or some secret method I haven't uncovered?