Yesterday I realized my top pending projects are all on a deadline. I misplaced a couple weeks after the holidays, so now I'm scurrying to make up for lost time.
My current deadline project is well on its way to completion, so I felt fully justified in lining up the next one.
I've had this color combination on my worktable for a while. Yesterday, through the wonders of Ravelry, I finally settled on a pattern. I went back and forth between several options. When it came right down to it, they are all lovely and any one of them would have worked. I could have flipped a coin and saved myself a lot of agony and internal debate. With any luck I'll cast on later today.
This whole process made me think . . . which came first, the yarn or the pattern. Do you pick the yarn and then grab a pattern? Or do you have a pattern in mind and then select yarn? I use both approaches, but more often than not I have yarn in hand before I choose a pattern. What's your strategy?