I love Cascade 220 yarn. So many beautiful, rich, saturated colors to choose from. As my stash growns, so does the challenge of selecting combinations of colors for future projects. I have to haul everything out so I can hold them up against each other to see what combinations I like. I finally came up with the idea of making my own swatches. I cut 3" by 5" index cards into narrow strips, printed the color names and numbers on paper and taped them to the strips, and punched holes in either end (one for the swatch of yarn, the other for the ring to hold them all together). It took a while but now I have a set of portable swatches I can pull out anytime and can also carry with me to the LYS. Okay, so no one has ever accused me of NOT being detail oriented... :-)
In the background of the picture is my latest project. The colors are Highland Green (#9430) and Turmeric (#7823).