Some days it sees that everyone is in favor of newer, brighter, shinier. With the assumption that all of the above are better.
It is what leads to stash accumulation, both patterns and yarn.
But sometimes the older and well worn is better.
A hand knit sweater knit from handspun the year the first Lavold book was published. Old, comfortable jeans. And handknit socks knit 15 years ago that still are just the right slouchy fit and color combination for a Saturday spent relaxing.