The Grid is Good
The beginning of a trendy granny square afghan
I was talking to my dream boss the other day, asking him if I could knit or crochet anything for him. He brought me some gorgeous Uruguayan wool from his vacation during Christmas. He's a very Ivy-League type...plain colors and styles. His favorite colors are black, grey, beige. Needless to say, his style is very understated. To my great surprise, he asked if I would crochet him a granny square afghan! OK! Then, I asked what colors he'd like. Should I match it to his earth-tones house? Even more to my surprise, he said, "No...I want a really colorful afghan...use lots of colors!" My jaw dropped. Mr. Beige wants a classic, stash-buster, scrap granny afghan!
I crocheted up a small sample and brought it to the office today. He LOVES it! He says that he keeps seeing this type of afghan in the backgrounds of movies and TV shows....it's so trendy!
Don't you love it? All of a sudden classic granny square afghans are TRENDY.
I love anything having to do with THE GRID. The granny squares form a grid. THE GRID is comforting; it's got cozy walls to cling to; there are boundaries to live within; the order and organization of THE GRID lets you know where you stand. When I was taking art classes, THE GRID was a major instrument to use when planning paintings. I still utilize the grid when I paint. If you draw a grid on your canvas (equal squares or uneven sections), you know where to hang images. Tidy harmony and peace will abound. If you look around at your life, furnishings, clothes, etc. you will see that your life is arranged on a grid. If yours is not grid-like, then GET ON THE GRID. You don't want to be all lopsided and topsy-turvy do you? We love THE GRID. It makes us happy and calm.
If you want to experience the delights of a cozy grid, here are the instructions for a basic granny square aka a building block to fashion.
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