Initially, I started crocheting an extra round of cream-white yarn around each African Flower hexagon, to make up the space from several hexagons that were beyond repair and I had to discard. I loved the way the neutral white of the yarn framed and brought out the motifs of the individual "flowers," as well as their varied shades of blue, purple and green. So I added more cream-white yarn as a border around the whole blanket, making it a harmonious mosaic instead of a collection of pretty tiles.
Now, in their new incarnation, the African Flowers remind me of the colors of the sea, and the blanket as a whole makes a warm, woolly, inviting place to dive into during winter's chill.
Pattern notes on Revelry: Woolly Sea