I thought about calling it 'sock blanket' but it didn't have the same ring.
You see, every hexagon has been crochet in sock yarn: those tiny balls that are inevitably left and that the pathological hoarder in me refuses to throw away.
I have to point out however, that I haven't knitted THAT many pairs of socks. Most of the yarn comes from my mother and some even from kind blog friends who sent them to me after I first posted about this project. Months and months ago. The exact day has been lost in the fog of time.
It would have been a ridiculous amount of socks and someone should have told me to stop.
I used a 3.5.. crochet to keep it quite loose and I didn't square off the sides with half hexagons. I like the wavy edge as it is. I simply crochet three rows with the same yarn I joined the hexagons with to give it a little more stability.
And then I spent three hours weaving in ends. THAT wasn't a nice job. At all. Every silver lining has its cloud ... :)
But now it's done. (I can't believe I started two sentences with 'and' and 'but'. My English teacher would have had a fit by now. Apologies to all grammar-sensitive people out there) and I'm both relieved of not having such a big ufo laying around in my study and stupidly happy about how it turned out.
Even Mr M likes it. High praise indeed.