November 9, 2010

The Hex is Done

I started the hexagon toddler blanket last week in Spongebob colors and decided that I did want to keep the narrow brown stripe to offset the brighter colors a bit.  I did several more rounds and realized I didn't have the next brown stripe in the right place and decided to frog it to do it right.  I ended up ripping out probably half of what I'd completed to that point.

That's how much yarn I ripped out!

It was a lot to rip out, but I'm glad I did.   If I hadn't, there would have been way too much of the bright colors without a break.

Since this pattern works up so quickly, it didn't take me all that long to get back up to speed and finish it off.  I did have to take a break for a critter nap, though.

Jethro on the right, Shirley curled up with him,
and little Boo decided she liked it with Spongebob

After rousing 'the kids', I finished the blanket and it's waiting to be washed before mailing.  It's a gift for my great-niece for her little one once they get Spongebob set up in his room.  I sure hope he likes it.

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Clara said...

Really nice Marie Ann and the "critters" think so too!

Martie said...

I LOVE the finished product! You did a great job and that little boy will be so thrilled to have a blanket to match his room. :)

glor said...

Came out beautiful! I really love these colors...keeping them in mind to use one day! Looks like your "kid" (little boo) would like one for herself! Can't say I blame her.

Marsha S said...

It looks very nice! It's going to be loved. I love the photo with the animals all resting....too cute.

I have lots going on as usual in my post for this week.

Beansieleigh said...

Beautiful work, Marie Anne!

Renee, spear401 said...

"They" say dogs are pack animals, but cats aren't -- cats are too independent.

I don't know about that... :)

Renee, spear401

Melissa said...

Awwww! It turned out great. And I love the photo with the "critters" :)

'Cause I'm a Blonde said...

It looks great! Your first post regarding this blanket has inspired me to start one as well in shades of pink. It's my first hexagon project and I'm enjoying it lots!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Marie Anne,
That turned out really nice. I hate undoing but sometimes you just know it will be worth it. Very nice!

stitchin' girl said...

The blanket turned out really nice! I am totally sure the little one will LOVE it!