Mandala Madness

I’ve been working on a scrap project called the Mandala Madness, designed by Helen Shrimpton over at Crystals and Crochet.  This is a special project for me, as I have always wanted to make myself an ugly blanket, with various stitches, that would be heavy enough to act as a comfort blanket.  Helen designed a gorgeous blanket, in her Mandala, and I glomped onto it almost as soon as I saw it.

To prepare, I put all my scrap yarn into a bag, and as each colour change hit, I blindly grabbed into the bag and used what ever I found.   There are 18 weeks to this Mandala.  I just finished Week 7 today.  I’m both thrilled and devastated it’s turning out actually quite lovely.  I’ve been taking photos of it, as I go.  Himself suggested I post the actual photos here.

So without further ado … may I present Week 1 through Week 7 of the project I’ve named:



Mandala Madness Week 01
Week One
Mandala Madness Week 02
Week Two
Mandala Madness Week 03
Week Three – now photographed on the bed where she will live.
Mandala Madness Week 04
Week Four
Mandala Madness Week 05
Week Five
Mandala Madness Week 06
Week Six – now officially approved by my oldest cat
Mandala Madness Week 07
Week Seven

This is a project I’m thrilled to take part in.  It’s been a very long time since I embarked on something this size … and truth be told, something for me. I can’t wait for it to be finished.  At this point, I have a feeling I will be needing to purchase more yarn, but we shall see.

Simply put, I can’t wait to be cuddled underneath it, working on a new project for The Lovers Knott.







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