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
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!
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.