Here is something I always do these days! I look at all the other Ravelry projects for an item! You get LOTS OF JUICE and ideas about yarn, and in some cases, modifications that are interesting! Lots of advice, lots of do's and don'ts!
to read about other GAAA projects at Ravelry! There are 1,353 GAAA's to look at! You will certainly get a good idea about all sorts of different yarns, and what they look like! Click each square and read what the knitter has to say, and what yarn she used.
to JOIN RAVELRY, a (free) knitter's website, that is if you are not already a Raveler!