The pink and purple extravaganza continues with Vivian's afghan under way. She requested pink and purple with flowers and that is what she'll have, in spite of the fact the I dislike granny squares. They are too fiddly to be fun and I hate sewing things together, but I could not think of a way to get flowers into the project without them. I've decided not to do an allover granny square afghan, but to put panels of granny squares into a background of more rational crochet. I think combinations of single and double rows generally look good and hold up well, an important consideration because I am hoping this blanket will see a lot of use. Once I am finished I may go for a fancy border to girlie it up (as if it will need that!).