Can you see the hint of a darker turquoise?
This is how she looked just after I added that row:
Sitting on the table I am making her for. I did wonder whether to stop here and leave it as a large mat for the table as it looked so pretty, but I’m itching to see what this pattern looks like when finished, so on I went.
I’ve had the mahogany table for years and I love the details in the design. I had to take it outside to get a decent photo of it.
As you can see it is not easy to clean!
The crochet pattern is Mandala Madness by Helen Shrimpton and I have used Spiro Star in the centre. You can see my tutorial here.
I am using Scheepjes Cotton Bonbon and a 2mm hook.
It will measure approximately 1m across when completed.
In the top picture I have just started the 10th ball of the main colour.
It measures 29″ or 74cm across.
The background is one of my unfinished abstract paintings on canvas in acrylic paint.
Pop over to Nanacathy for her weekly gem ‘Knit and Natter Friday’ where you can chat about all things yarny.
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Mandala Madness with alternative Spiro Star centre,
Scheepjes Bonbon cotton yarn and a 2mm hook
Main colour is Chrystaline, other colours are Candlelight, Lime Juice and Snow White.
Round 83 just completed, at the start of Part 13
On ball 8 of Chrystaline.
It measures 61cm or 24 inches across.
Progress so far
I am loving seeing how this one develops, although , to be honest I am finding doing so much of it in one colour a challenge. It is harder to follow the pattern at times and my colour hungry eyes want to add more variety.
I am using Scheepjes Bonbon and a 2mm hook.
The main colour is Chrystaline, with touches of Lime Juice, Candle Light and Snow White.
In this photo I have just come to the end of the 5th ball of Chrystaline. Although the dye lot is supposed to be the same, the centre ball is lighter, I like it that way though. I’m thinking of using a darker turquoise later in the pattern.
What a relief to get to the rows where I wanted to put some pineapples in – well they are meant to represent pineapples. They are a bit titchy-tiny, but they are pineapples to me!
You might remember I have a passion for Pineapples .
I’ll sneak them in where I can!
The ‘fruit’ is in Candle Light, the softest of pale yellows and the ‘leaves’ are in Lime Juice, which is slightly greener than in the photo.
The pattern I’m following is Helen Shrimpton’s Mandala Madness
with an alternative Spiro Star centre.
Over at Nanacathydotcom, Cathy holds a Knit and Natter on Fridays, so put the kettle on and pop over there for a good ol’ chinwag about all things yarny – she’s knitting gloves with fingers! The patience!
touch, smell, remember
how did life get so busy
miss beachcombing days
All these shells and pieces of coral were collected in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.
Two weeks of warm sunshine, sitting on the beach, wandering slowly along the shoreline, knitting, reading and arranging shells ……. ah! ………… sigh …….
You might recognize some pieces that have been used in my shell pictures.
My entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt: ORDERLY
Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: TOUCH and MISS
I could happily spend days arranging collections of objects in an orderly fashion – how about you?
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Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for ‘In a Vase on Monday’
with Purple Loosetrife, Marigold, Gardeners Gaiters, Pelargonium, Erigeron
Cee for Flower of the Day
Crochet Spiro Star as a centre for Mandala Madness in Scheepjes BonBon cotton, using a 2mm hook.
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