I’m sitting here at the window, experiencing a particulalry beautiful dusk… it has been grey and misty for days now, but the cloud cleared this afternoon and it was lovely to see the sun! I walked home from polytech to make the most of it… no small feat as it takes an hour to walk home and 70% of it is uphill, but the payoff- an awesome endorphin hit- is so worth the effort!
I’ve been hooking some mandala happiness, I love watching them come into creation… picking the colours and laying them out, then watching it get bigger, round by round… I find that most of them make themselves, that the colours I choose are abandoned halfway through and it takes on a life of its own! I love making mandalas, they make me extraordinarily happy, and the brighter they are, the more happiness they generate. I was musing before, about the shelf-life of my blog… that I seem to create and post in cycles- a mandala… a tea cozy… a granny cushion… a scarf/cowl…. socks….that maybe one day it will all be too repetitious. But right now I’m still enthused by mandala goodness and I hope you are too! The pattern is HERE if you feel the urge to create your own!
I have mandalas everywhere. I’m a bit addicted to the fabulous combination of crochet, blindingly bright colours and swirly-circley-goodness… I must admit (and feel free to cringe because we are all different!) that I believe they are the ultimate in decor, that a room is not complete without one and I am POSITIVE that I would be able to make any room look better with a mandala in it, no matter what the colour scheme/ style of the existing decor. It’s all about the passion for the crochet and the choice of colours! Ha!
Sadly, this mandala does not quite work in my corner, I’m quite aware that it is far too fabulously bright for the existing decor, but it makes me soooooooooooooooo happy when I see it I can’t move it just yet! It’s like a beautiful big happy flower and I love, love, LOVE it!
Yes… too bright, even with the red and pink wool piled nicely on the top of the basket. Luckily, I have an identical little round table (found at another op shop) next to my bed which has no mandala yet, so this one will live there eventually… it’s in a darkish corner, so the brightness will imporve the energy flow dramatically….
In the meantime, I’ll have to get hooking another one that will match my corner! (Damn shame)
My poor Mum… she rang me the other night. She had a fall, she slipped on the outside stairs… some excitement over a frog I believe… she landed on her hand and hurt it and told me that when it happened her first thought was: “how am I going to knit?” She rang me from the couch where she had propped her knitting on her lap and was able to do a bit one-handed, very slowly mind- Lucky she drinks wine right handed! So please send her some love, she is a true knitting-nutcase and I’m sure we all totally understand! We will not let injury get in the way of our addiction! Anyway… I’d best be off, I’ve got to give her a ring to see how she is, then finish the toe on my latest pair of socks- they’ve been sitting there waiting for the final few rows for ages… I’m going to put them out of their misery!
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Love Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX