Finally, in the VERY early hours of January 3rd the Hexagon Blanket was finished! A great relief in many ways - I haven´t dared started many new projects during the months I´ve been working on the hexagons as I was worried I would just lay the hexagons aside and loose the courage to go on. So I stayed faithful and it paid off! I still love the spicey colours and if I should name the blanket it would be Oriental Garden. A heavy load has now been lifted off my shoulders/lap and is now ready to weigh somebody else down (well, I won´t mind snuggeling up under this one myself!)- just check the weight in the statistics below... Project Hexagon started May 15th 2007, finished January 3rd 2008 The blanket measures 125 x 200 cm The total number of hexagons is 313 (Donald Ducks number plate is 313!!!) The total number of double (UK/treble (US) crochets is 56 340 Efficient work time (croheting, weaving in ends and sewing up the whole thing) spent on the project is 110 hours and 25 minutes + unknown amount of time spent sorting, counting and organizing the hexagons The blanket weighs 3,5 kg 3 150 g was taken from my stash/scraps 350 g of wool was bought to complete the blanket ...which means the Hexagon Blanket is a 90% stash reducing product, but this must not be confused with "has reduced my stash by 90%" - because THAT would make one stranglingly heavy blanket ;o)
A close up with snow shining through, revealing different coloured scraps of yarn used for joining the hexagons. This was done with simple stitches sewn through both loops of the edge stitches, to create a flat surface without any ridges.