With nothing more to do for the blanket for a few days, I settled down for a first attempt at devising a new bookmark pattern.
Just the double loop pieces that form the ends of any strip.
Gaining confidence, I then worked out the numbers of stitches needed for the square ends, removed the pale blue double loop section as that yarn had been reused several times and was getting a bit thin, replacing it with one the same colour as the other two loop end.
Time to move on to crochet cotton. However I am thinking that maybe the pattern could be worked into an attractive belt in DK or 4ply weight yarn.
Time to move on but now having shown my granddaughter the layout of the blanket to much approval, I am working on joining the hexagons.
At first I was very slow and kept having to stop and count or redo. I am slip-stitching the edges together on the wrong side. Now, however I am getting a bit quicker but it is still going to take a few weeks. Then there will still be the edging to do, so I mustn’t get distracted.