Last year I started crocheting a blanket for my gramma for her 80th birthday. She's always crocheted blankets for everyone else in the family. A few years ago we made her a calendar with pictures of all the family members and their afghan collections. No one has ever crocheted her a blanket, and I was going to be the first.
Needless to say, I didn't finish it by her 80th birthday, but I did present it to her and she was very excited about it. Months passed and I realized I had been doing the blanket wrong the entire time (no chain stitches on the ends! I ended up with a big ole trapezoid which is now an awkward scarf for my mom), so I scrapped it.
This May I started again. I had completely changed the pattern to one I found online (the very famous -- http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/hexagon-howto.html
) and got to work.
She lives in Florida, so she didn't need anything too large, and 150 hexagons later, I was finished.
No two hexagons are the same (actually two are the same but I can't find them...the rest are all different). My boyfriend actually helped me with the combinations on an excel spreadsheet so I wouldn't duplicate any of them...I gave it to her (mostly done) at her 81st birthday party this August, took it back for three days and finished it. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the completely finished blanket, but there are a few when it was about 95% done.
Her face looks creepy but I wanted to blur it out just in case.
This is the blanket, only one row is missing here.
Kitty likes it!
I hope you all enjoy my blanket!