This weekend was really relaxed. I had volleyball tournaments the past two weekends, so it was nice to have a break, especially with a big three day tournament coming up. We’ve had a lot of rainy weather the past few days, and we were all fighting different sicknesses, so we kept it pretty laid back.
I spent most of my free time joining most of my circles on my blanket. I absolutely love the way it’s turning out! It’s growing, but there is definitely still a lot of work to do. My goal was to get all of them joined this weekend, but it took longer than I thought and I got a little burned-out, so I’ll have to finish this week.
I took a break from circle joining and hopped on the mandala bandwagon. I’ve seen a lot of these recently on Pinterest and other blogs, so I thought it was about time I made my own.
I now see why they’re so fun! I love all of the color possibilities that make each one unique. I followed patterns in issues 7 and 14 of Simply Crochet. They were really easy to follow and I think they turned out pretty great! I used KnitPicks Shine Cotton in Robot, Reef and Green Apple and loved it! The cotton is super soft and the colors are bright and beautiful!
If you can’t tell, I definitely have a comfort zone with colors. Blue is my favorite color and I have a really hard time straying from it. I want to be better about trying new colors, so my goal is to use colors other than blue and green in new projects. Let’s see how long that lasts.
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite videos. This is Scott Avett singing Bob Dylan’s One More Night and it’s seriously great!