Monday, 6 October 2014

Autumn Mandala making

I had a little accident.  Despite having made some six mandala's this year I accidentally made another one! 

The yarn that I used for the flags for my autumn leaves bunting was sitting in my basket looking at me, all autumny and lovely and just calling to be made into something.  Having tried a basket that I finished all the way and didn't like so I undid it that didn't work, I thought I would return to my faithful mandala making. 

So I had another go with the yarn and made this mandala.  As you know, I tend to name my projects so this is my Autumn Candle Mandala.


I think that it looks pretty good with my new autumn candle and of course it coordinates with the other decorations that I have in place.



Then I decided to make a really big one for the middle of the dining table.  It didn't work.  It went all curly at the edges as I hadn't got the increases right.  So I snipped off the last curly round of stitches and had this little mandala.


This one hasn't got a name.

Of course I couldn't be beaten and had to make a really big one for the middle of the table.  So I started again and got the increases right this time.  This is what I ended up with, my Autumn Table Mandala!


It is sixteen - yes, sixteen!! - inches across, that is 40 centimetres in new money.  Massive!  Hubby asked if I was making it big enough to cover the whole table.  I said no.  Anyway, the table is actually slightly oval.  The thought of trying to make a slightly oval mandala would confuse my brain too much!  Working out how to make them and keep them round is hard enough.



I have put the yarn away now, I think that there are enough mandala's for now.  I am definitely still suffering from mandalaitis fever though!


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I also wanted to say sorry for the appalling grammar in my last post.  I read it back today as I wanted to look at one of the photos and it is not good.  The only excuse I can offer is tiredness from all the gardening!

Welcome also to all those who have started following my little blog recently, and especially to Daphne who became my 200th GFC follower today!  I do try and get round your blogs to have a read and to find you to follow as well, but if I haven't appeared and left you a comment, please let me know so that I can stop by your blog and visit too!  Thank you to everyone who reads and comments, you are the reason that I keep doing this and I am so thankful for all of you.

Amy

56 comments:

  1. They're all lovely, very autumnal, but I especially like the one you made for the table, just beautiful.

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  2. Your mandalas are so pretty and I love the autumnal colours you chose. Your table looks so pretty and seasonal! I love seasonal decorations! Everything looks warm, cozy and quite welcoming.

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  3. Wow they're gorgeous!! I'm so jealous and in awe that you can just make them up like that :) very beautiful indeed and so seasonal :) xx

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  4. Lovely colours and they all look great!

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  5. Haven't you been busy! I love the fact that it all co-ordinates. You've got me thinking now .........
    x

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  6. What a busy girl you have been Amy - the one for the table turned out perfectly in the end and was worth all the effort you put in to it - lovely.

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  7. Well...I must say...I am impressed!
    That looks really nice on your table, with the other things!
    Send it over....ASAP...I need something like that for Thanksgiving this weekend!
    Must do a wee bit of decorating...geesh...where does the time go, eh?
    Looks great Amy!
    Enjoy your week... ***no more mandalas***....hahaha!
    Cheers! :o)
    Linda

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  8. Wow - you've been a busy little bee! I love the colours you're using. Pattern and yarn you used, please?

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  9. I love your mandalas Amy especially the way you have combined those gorgeous woodland colours for Autumn. The displays give such such a beautiful Autumn flavour -your house must look lovely!
    Alison xx

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  10. That giant mandala is just great !!! Did you make the pattern yourself ? I have tried several times, but never succeeded - they all start to curl after a certain amount of rows... *sigh*...

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  11. Wow! Well done!! I love the colours which set off your candle so perfectly. I haven't made one yet but with the nights drawing in, I feel that the dust on my crochet hooks will be blown off soon :-) Take care xx

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  12. Hi Amy , I love your mandala its perfect, love the colours and love your autumn decor , so cute. Thankyou for popping in on me and Ted. Big hugs love julie xxxxx

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  13. Your mandalas are source of inspiration Amy!

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  14. They are great the colors are just perfect for Autumn, the trouble with this mandalitis is it can be very catching ;0)
    Clare xx

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  15. Oh these are so pretty, I love them all. Xx

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  16. My you have been busy and they're gorgeous. Love the colours. P x

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  17. Your mandalas are really cute. They go perfectly with all your other fall decorations.

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  18. Perfect colours for this time of year and so pretty as table decorations.

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  19. They're all beautiful, Amy. :o)

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  20. You have made a wonderful Autumnal table, it looks really impressive....love that totally posh candle too.
    Helen

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  21. Lovely, lovely mandalas, you're on a roll now, don't stop! The big one is most impressive, and I love your autumn table. Perfect. Autumn seemed to arrive overnight here. I shall have to dig out a candle or two myself. CJ xx

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  22. Nice job. are you going to do a set for each season now?

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  23. I love them! The color is perfect for Fall. Your candle looks just right on it and your table is lovely. I've never heard them called mandela's before. Around here they are called doily's.

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  24. what fab autumn colours new to crochetcand blogging, but thinking I would love to try one soonxx

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  25. Love love those beautiful fall colors.
    Great job
    Woolie Fall Blessings

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  26. Wow! You've been very busy! It sounds like you make them without a pattern. That's very impressive. I thought the biggest one was my favorite but I looked at all the photos again and it's hard to pick a favorite...I love them all. I took a bunch of Fall colored cotton yarns with me on my two week trip with plans to make a Fall mandala but never got to it. You've inspired me to pull out that bag of yarn and go for it! Happy Fall!

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  27. LOVE your autumnal circles!! Wonderful.
    Thank you so much for the comment on the blog I write for the knit studio. It is very important

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  28. Looks wonderful . Great job ! I haven;t seen these for years . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  29. These are such beautiful fall colours. We call them doilies here and I've never heard the term mandala before. You do lovely work, Amy.

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  30. Beautiful! You are so talented. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  31. Just look at all of this beauty friend! Your pieces are STUNNING!!! The colors so speak to me and make me want to cozy up right there and light the candle! Just too perfect!!! I am sorry I missed your last post friend I will jump back and take a read here in a bit....not been feeling very well lately and have to go in for some tests so I might be taking a little break from my blog until I am feeling like myself again. You have a wonderful week dear friend! Thanks for sharing the beauty of the season with us! Nicole xoxo

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  32. Very impressive, the mandala's are beautiful, love the Autumnal colours. Perfect for all those beautiful decorations and candles, looks wonderful for this time of year.

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  33. They're both gorgeous and I love the styling in the photos - lovely autumn colours. Congratulations on 200 followers too. x

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  34. Goodness your mandalas are amazing and I love your autumn display, such a lovely thing to do.
    love Jooles x x x

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  35. Beautiful autumnal colours Amy, love your decorations for autumn X

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  36. Love your mandalas and must try one too, although in the past I've crocheted round doilies, but they have just been plain colours .Have just caught up on your autumn garden post and love the photos. I think I may have missed the best of our spring bulbs when I get home. Take care.

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  37. Your mandalas look wonderful. Just the right colours for this time of year. I haven't (yet) succumbed to mandalitis!

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  38. Beautiful, rich, autumn hues crocheted in your mandalas, that perfectly complement your accessories!

    xx
    Poppy

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  39. Oh wow it's beautiful Amy you clever thing it looks so lovely on your table. :) xx

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  40. I'm loving your mandalas, the colours are just perfectly autumnal, and goes really well with your other autumn decorations. x

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  41. Argh stop it, I want to make one now! Stop trmpting me (seriously gorgeous colours)
    Jillxo

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  42. They are all beautiful Amy.

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  43. What perfect Autumn colours Amy, and I love that you design the mandalas yourself. You are such a busy bee these days! xx

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  44. I love the colors you chose. I wished I could make something like those for my tables. You did a wonderful job creating them. I am your newest follower.

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  45. I need to learn how to do that! The mandalas are wonderful, Amy!

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  46. The colours are lovely Amy, it certainly is an addiction for you this mandala making. A nice one though!

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  47. They are lovely, I think the candle one is my favourite, such a pretty pattern :)

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  48. Your autumn mandalas are wonderful! They are perfect for the season! If you still have mandalaitis maybe you should start on some Christmas or New Year's ones. :-)

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  49. You have styled the table perfectly. love all the bits you have put out. The colours are beautiful

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  50. What gorgeous colors, I love your mandalas.

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  51. Your Autumn Mandalas are gorgeous and definitely coordinate with your other decorations. Love it!

    I too have made quite a lot of mandalas this past year and know how frustrating it is when we don't get the increases right lol

    Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday.
    xoxoxo

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  52. Your mandalas look lovely, like the colors, looks great with the candle on it. Now I want to make one!

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  53. Hello Amy

    Wow, what can I say your mandalas are wonderful, I love the colours and design.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  54. I don't think you can have too many mandalas, Amy and the Autumn colours on that one are fab xx

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  55. Love you autumn colours, you seem to be very in tune with the seasons.

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