Ok, this didn't take as long as I thought it would. Hooray for double-stranding and big hooks!
(Don't mind Roopurt in the background there... I stole her bed to take this shot. That's a queen-sized bed, by the way)
I'm kind of impressed with myself on this one. I totally winged it from beginning to end. I figured I'd have more colour options (and would finish faster... this is a present due mid-January) if I used two strands, but I'd never double-stranded with this yarn before. I ended up using a 9mm hook.
I did 8 rounds of dc for each hex, then a round of sc in the border colour Sewed them together, went around in dc in the border colour, then totally winged the blue. *Totally*. Really, I should have had a
A bit of a close up (this is clearly the best place on the board to place a city) :
Here are the first two hexes (ore and desert) with a pop can for scale:
Each hex measures about 14 inches side to side, and the whole blanket is a massive 7'9" from point to point!
If you want, you can see a few more pictures and info at my yarn blog