After I've spent quite some time gathering together an entire collection of all the colourways of the cotton yarn I use, the penny has finally dropped. I love colour. Duh!
Not just colour but graduated, tonal colours and shades together. It's always colour that attracts me to an item, more so than form or function.
It started young - I remember reading through a 1970's craft book and the thing that stuck in my mind to this day is the image of bargello embroidery. It was the shapes but more so the graduations of colour that I loved - and still love to this day.
Hence the latest obsession with colour graduations in my crochet.
Here's a recent project, which has just been sent off to the Med as a birthday gift. Hot and spicy coasters!