A while back I bought yarn to create an old fashioned granny afghan. Well, it fell into the category of UFO, collected some dust and then was remembered by me a year and a half later. I think I had put it away because I just didn't like all of the black (even though I decorate with a LOT of black). And too, if you own a dog that sheds a lot (me, me, me!), you know black seems to be a magnet. So in showing a friend my squares, it occurred to me to simply change the direction and make the dominate color the beige that was already in each square.
It had taken on a completely different look by emphasizing the beige. All that is left is the joining and the border! For anyone interested in colors, you will need the following in Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand: Honey, Beige, Black and Dusty Green.