I’m about halfway through the Clapotis for Judy, my MIL.
I buy a bunch of these
I figure our which color each ball starts and ends with, and plan an order so the color sequence is continuous.
Ok, fine, it isn’t that big a deal. Here, I’ll show you what I mean.
On the left, pink is followed by olive-brown, and then by purple. The next time pink came up it was followed directly by purple, skipping the olive-brown! I didn’t join it wrong, the ball skipped that color. It just goes to show that knitting is governed by mysterious forces beyond our control!