Hello.......... Yes I'm afraid there has been another case of mandalitis here in blogland, this one also has a colouring book variant.
Here's my latest completed Spring Mandala so relaxing to colour.
Seeing all the marvellous mandala moments that has broken out lately in blogland 'here' 'here' and 'here' just to mention a few, I just couldn't resist joining in, despite my resolution at the start of the year to finish some WIP's before starting anything new and not!! buy any new yarn, oh well I at least made it to April !!
I've never really crocheted in Cotton before after a bad splitty experience with some Rico Creative cotton, when I was first learning to crochet but the colours of the Drops Paris were just too tempting, so I'm going to give it a go, although it's some what chunkier than I was expecting.
Oh well here goes !!!
My Mandala making is somewhat of a zen like clam experience as I've been completely a round each day after doing my meditation practise.
The meditation I've reintroduced as part of the new ME/Lyme recovery plan, so it's a little yarny treat for making it through some of the longer practises, as after about twenty minutes, I find my mind starting to wander and my aches and pains make my body a bit restless, but hopefully in time I'll get better at it, a bit like crochet.
I'm following a wonderful tutorial from Barbara's blog Made in K-town and so far it's been going great, I've learnt a new stitch too 'surface stitch' but I think it's about to get a bit tricky in the next round, I'll keep you posted on that one, hopefully I'll be able to complete my first mandala by next week.
As for the colours I'm picking them at random really, but they are all colours to be found in the Summerhouse garden at the moment.
Daffodils (pale yellow)
Flowering Current (bright pink)
Tulips (pale pink)
Forget me not (blue)
So it really is a mandala to represent the Springtime, see it seems the mindfulness meditation is working.
Such a shame I don't have yarn to match all the flowers in the garden, as the new hyacinths are such a gorgeous blue, I've never seen Hyacinth this darker blue colour before. So pretty.
Well that's about it for today.
Happy Mandala making