I have developed my own system for keeping track, more purposefully, of my color order, for this particular project.
I love to have a basket, a place to hold all my yarn in a given endeavor. I found this adorable basket at a resale shop, clean and long, but it still needed a pretty quilt to keep the yarn from catching.
I created my color 'swatches', which were pre-determined and now I hang them from the edge of said basket, in the order in which I would like to crochet them. I will re-determine the next round of colors, after I have done through this round.
Here are my first three colors or 6 rows. I had to get the hang of this simple, but new pattern, but once I did, I really was on a major roll.
I LOVE the way the sun is hitting the soft stitches...I am very pleased with how this looks.