How do people feel about deliberate copying of other people's colourways for personal use? I've seen a few colourways that I like and would like to reproduce for my own use since I can't afford to buy the yarn/roving at the moment (or for several months actually.)
What about accidental copying? For example, I sat and made notes of a few colourways that I thought up myself and then while surfing etsy shops later, I found that my ideas weren't exactly unique.
Ultimately, is it impossible to avoid a certain amount of duplication?