I have worked on the mandala but I've not managed to complete even one round!!
I made a start, figuring out the very complicated section, and then I found after completing the first section I didn't have the right amount of stitches left at the end. Also I wondered why the longer stitches were pulling too much and found id worked in a row too low, so had to undo...
I've now got into the rhythm, but it takes a lot of concentration and is very slow going, and I don't think the next round will be any easier! I will persevere as am loving how this is turning out. Unfortunately it takes up and awful lot of my craft time. I've made a couple of basket bases in preparation for the next styles. And I did get some of the ideas I have in my head down on paper
Ive managed a couple of walks down by the sea, both of which were very windy
During the week we'd had stormy weather, so the sea had gone quite frothy
And today's walk was deceivingly chilly, with moody skies
Good for the kite and wind surfers though!
The tide was on it's way out so we did some more treasure hunting
As usual hubby helped to find a great haul, and this time had a terrific find of our first blue piece
A great mix of colours found today
We now both have a week off work and tomorrow we will be swapping one coast for another as we head to Weston-Super-Mare to visit my Grandad, and also take in a trip to Cheddar Gorge
Until next week...