Anyway, it's finished. On my Q2 Finish along list here, I said that I wanted to make a smaller crochet rug for my knees at night. At that stage I thought I might do the Cosy Ripple pattern from Attic 24, but then I started to see some hexie rugs and thought why not? English Paper Piecing in the form of la passacaglia is taking over my life at the moment, so why not make a rug in a similar geometric pattern.
I tried to use Attic 24's pattern for hexagons, but they just wouldn't sit flat for me, so I swapped to another pattern that I found on Ravelry. It was by LavenderWildRose and you can find it here on her blog. It's a very simple pattern, and I could churn out 10 hexagons a night sometimes.
The bit that I really liked about Attic 24's pattern was that you could join the hexagons as you go, so you don't end up with 100 hexagons and have to spend weeks joining them up. So I combined the two patterns and used these instructions from Attic 24 to join as I went a long. The joining stitches felt very awkward at first, but if you're going to do it, persevere because it become easier and it's so much quicker. As you crochet the outside ring of each hexagon you join it up to the previous ones.
I didn't fill in the edges of my blanket, but I did add a border, both to make it look finished, and to stabilize it a bit.
Now I have two new crochet blankets to keep me warm this winter. Below is my other one, also finished in Q2. Both were made with California 100% wool from Australian Spinners. It was a pleasure to work with, and I love the variegated colours which have produced great results in the hexagon blanket.