Back in the day I used to watch her make lovely cabled school jumpers and such for my nieces, bet she's getting itchy fingers to pick up the needles again.
Could tell you were bending a little when you were looking at the Swallowtail Shawl "in person" at Easter! :-)
I've often remarked on how we (I) go back to the same beloved colour combinations, without even being conscious of it.
Well, continuing the theme, I hadn't even remarked on the similarity of some of my recent projects until it was commented about on here. The shape, the component forms, -I see what you mean!! So, it's not just the colour I'm drawn back to now, it seems.
Thanks for your kind comments about the doily and bag. I'm crafting away for Scotland at the moment here.