The first had a cream background and the stripes were in brick, salmon, camel, soft green and a mossy color. All wool, back when three and a half ounces of wool cost three dollars. I had also been learning to knit, and found myself with small amounts of several colors leftover, so decided to make another one to use up those bits. I used black for the background.
In the first afghan was a consistent pattern and color, but what is it about a black afghan with colors? Think of the classic granny square - usually black. This is my favorite.
It was all single crochet - it used to take me twenty minutes to do one row. Back then I had less to do.
All done in the back loop, which makes the ridged effect. The cat hair is a recent addition.