After an intensive pattern search on Ravelry and beyond, I think my brain latches onto certain design elements or stitch patterns. They roll around in there for a few days. Eventually something surfaces and finds a way out. That can be the only explanation for what's happening across a couple current projects on my needles.
Behold 3 x 1 ribbing.
I was working on this sock yesterday when it dawned on me that I'm working the same stitch pattern for both projects. Don't get me wrong. I love ribbing, but I found it amusing that I unintentionally ended up with two projects using the same stitch pattern.
Late last fall someone gave me one of those bloom-your-own Amaryllis kits. I set it aside for another day. In the midst of the gray days of March, I pulled it out and added water. Perfect timing. My color inspiration for the week.