WIP Wednesday – blocks and mandalas

As usual, I have multiple wips going on, but this week my focus is on two in particular. The first is a blanket for my preschooler, using thirty patterns from Jan Eaton’s gorgeous 200 Crochet Blocks. I’ve been working on this for many weeks now, and on Monday I finished number thirty and have now started adding an off-white round of dc (US) to each block, after which I’ll start the joining. I chose all the blocks randomly every couple of days and mixed colours from my palette of ten on a whim, so I have no idea how it’s going to turn out! Also, while in theory each pattern is for a six inch block, my tension on more intricate designs is tighter and I’ve had some trouble achieving uniform sizing. However, I’ve added rounds and / or substituted stitches as needed, and blocked religiously,  if with varying degrees of success. So, we’ll see! I hope to finish the blanket within a week or so; meantime here are nine of my favourites:Today I’m not feeling blocks though, I’m feeling mandalas! I’ve started another from the gorgeous Mandalas to Crochet by Haafner Linssen. This one is called Starry, Starry Night and I’ve chosen a rainbow palette, always a firm favourite of mine. I’m using Patons Cotton Blend 8ply and a 3mm Clover Amour hook.

Other work in progress includes this blog and my new Facebook page! I haven’t spent anywhere near as much time on either as I’d anticipated. I’m ever conscious of maintaining the joy though, and that means the actual hooking always comes first, if I have to choose! However, I’m getting organised, and have a great many plans. And I am mindful that nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished (Lao Tzu) 😊

7 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday – blocks and mandalas

  1. Those granny blocks are fantastic!! It is perfect for a preschooler! The colors are fun and the designs and textures make it so unique and special! I love working on my mandala – I chose a huge pattern that I’m working on slowly. Whenever I need to remind myself how much I love to crochet I pick it up and devote 100% of my attention to every stitch in every round. 🙂

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