Here in Philadelphia, March came in like a lion. We have had several snowstorms, but all of them are mostly teasers compared to the Nor’easters we’ve had in years past.
I have been busy working on multiple projects: crochet, cross stitch, and “life” projects. I would definitely place myself in the state of “Too Many WIPs” (Works-In-Progress.) This includes positive additions, such as my addition of physical workouts in the form of a positive and encouraging program called YogaBurn, as well as other “life” Works-In-Progress.
If you are interested in my work, please know that I am still currently selling my HUGE and COLORFUL rainbow mandala. You can find information about this on my Facebook.
And now, on to the yarn and thread!
I finished my third mandala, although this one is somewhat smaller than the others, (still around 5 and 1/2 feet across.)
I call it my “Exploding Star” mandala because I wanted to use colors that you might see in an exploding star.
One of the things I enjoyed most about crocheting this mandala was using only one brand of yarn: Caron Simply Soft. Often, I will mix yarn brands to achieve the color combinations I want, but the piece lays so well when you have a consistent yarn weight throughout the project.
It is very difficult to capture the sparkly yarns I incorporated throughout the mandala, so I have also included a short video which illuminates some of the sparkles.
The second project I finished is a miniature Mountain Lake scene, using cross stitch. Unfortunately, I incorporated DOUBLE the amount of threads I was supposed to use, so the definition of the trees is muddier and less defined than it should be. However, I am happy with the outcome. I learned what I did wrong so that I will do it right the next time.
Here’s a sneak peek of my next cross stitch project. (By the way, it’s not a lizard, although, it kind of looks like one right now.)
Working on darker Aida fabric is a new challenge, but life would not be rewarding without challenges to overcome! Hope you are all happy and well! – Molly