My color choices may look like a Laugh-in, but I think I'll probably like the results. I have 3 possibilities as what I might do:
Dig deep into my stash and make every square in a different color. It doesn't matter to me if it looks like the colors may not all go together. I'm thinking that it could be like a large group of singers. Maybe not all can sing well, but when you put all of them together, you get music. So, for my first clue I just pulled out the first six colors that I put my hand on. Although I haven't checked yet, I think that I'll have no problem coming up with 48 different colors. If I really dislike any of the blocks when all are complete, I can always reknit in a different shade.
If it looks like I might be running out of new colors and I've only knitted about half of the squares, then I'll start duplicating colors, having two of each color.
If I start running out of colors but I'm getting close to the 48-square mark, then I'll finish up with some squares in semi-solid or slightly variegated colors.
I plan to make the trim (Rowan calls it "trim", and I'm wondering if that's different from a border) in one of the lighter shades. I understand that there is cabling in the trim and I want to be sure that it shows up well.
So, the first clue is completed and I have my six blocks. Clues are published every Monday and the next one will be on the Rowan website on April 28th.
I have some dyes and natural yarn in my stash - I could dye some colors if needed.