Sunday, April 24, 2016

The madness continues...

Well, I'm glad to be committed (for the time being) to completing a round every week of the Mandala Madness CAL or else I'd have nothing  to show.    It's been a busy time here recently, and while some crocheting is happening in moments here and there, I've not been able to get much traction toward completing the couple of other projects I currently have on my hooks.

So today, I will show you Part 5 of my Mandala Madness:


While I still wish I had picked different colors (something more subdued, or at least cohesive) I just can't get over how each new round of different colors transforms the whole thing.   I know I said something similar last week, but it's true!  It's such a surprise every week.   A little exciting, and a little scary at the same time, but I've finally decided I'm having fun with it.  :^)

And that's all I've got for today. After church we're heading to the north side of Indy to visit with extended family and to celebrate three April birthdays.  Oldest son's was a week and a half ago, mine was last Monday, and DH's is today.  And it's supposed to be a beautiful, sunny, mid-70 degree day today. Whoo Hoo!  Can't ask for more. :^)

To see what other Yoppers are up to, visit our thread on Ravelry.  It's not too early to consider joining us for next year's Year of Projects.  I think we begin our new year on the first Sunday of July.  I (and others) will, no doubt, write more in the coming months, but for now you can come check us out and see what you think.

Have a good week, everybody!






19 comments:

  1. I am amazed at how different your mandala looks with each weeks new color on it. Happy belated birthday to you too.

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  2. I love it!! The pink really pops. cant wait to see it next week :)
    And Happy Belated Birthday!!

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  3. Becki I love the colours and I think they are great together, each round is so fun and lively, it's a project that makes you smile!

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    1. I'm hoping it will make a great child's blanket when I'm finished and makes someone smile then, too. :^)

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  4. I too love the colours, it's an especially happy project. Hope you had a lovely birthday.

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  5. How lovely, the travel, birthdays and your crochet progress. It's beautiful and I love the colours! :) ♡

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  6. Your "mandela madness" is fascinating because looking back I thought they were each different but they're the same one. I am amazed at how adding a new row in a different pattern in a new color scheme changes the entire look of it! I'm flabbergasted! LOL!
    Happy Birthday belatedly and I'm so glad you have a nice day for your celebration....maybe even a "first cook out"? Have a great time and a great week. I think there will be a mandela on my YOP list for 2016-17!

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    1. I know! Isn't that so cool? If I don't like it one week, I may love it the next. ;^)

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  7. I don't think more subdued coloring would work. I mean, it would look lovely but this kind of screams, "I NEED TO BE BRIGHT" at me. But I also don't crochet :)

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    1. Some of the softer colored mandalas in this CAL are just wonderful. It's hard to explain how subdued colors and bright, flashy colors can both work well in the very same basic design. They are just totally different and yet amazing. Some are more amazing than others. ;^)

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  8. Well I love it. I think the colours are just gorgeous together, but I know I would be second guessing myself with each new round of colour too. Keep going - it looks terrific!
    Jenn

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  9. Wow! What a colorful bouquet! So looking forward to FO!

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