Sometimes I have liked it, sometimes I loathed it (it hibernated for about 10 months), but now I absolutely love it!
And the part I enjoyed crocheting the most? The edging. I enjoyed the rhythm of crocheting the dc stitches around the outside, and found it quite meditative and soothing, especially with the warmth of the blanket covering my knees on these colder nights.
The edging consists of two rows of double crochet with ripply decreases in the inside corners, and increases similar to those used on the hexagons on the outside corners. It is finished with a row of the bobble edge stitch, as demonstrated in a tutorial on Attic24's blog here. A solid colour border for solid colour hexagons.
And here is the blanket as best as I could photograph before it was whisked away, already in use with today's kid on the couch.
(Miss J has a very sore tummy!)
Hexagon Pattern:: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/hexagon-howto.html
Yarn:: 8 ply wool
Colours:: an assortment, mostly from Shepherd Colour 4 me and Cleckheaton Country yarn ranges
Will I make another one? I'm thinking of it - I particularly like the circle version made by Greedy for Colour (photograph in this post), where she uses solids for the centres, and finishes the final round of each hexagon in the same colour. Result? Circles. Clever!