Ah, the Square of the Grannies!
(This platonic ideal of Granny-Squaredom was not crocheted by me.)
Blind, arthritic, ancient grannies can make them, but I cannot seem to crack the "simple" granny square. Whatever I end up with does not look like any granny square I've ever seen.
Sad, sad, sad.
Perhaps crochet is not for me.
I'm going to spend some time with the Crochet page at About.com, Stitch and Bitch Crochet and a YouTube Crochet Tutorial and if those don't help, I'm going to throw out my entire stash of yarn. OK, I'm not really going to do that because I love yarn too much. I'll put it in a basket and set it in my living room so I can admire it.
Help me, Debbie Stoller!