I'd like to say I tried hard to resist. I didn't.
Like lots of others, I was swept away on the mandala journey after seeing several on Chrissie's blog. When she launched her Mand-A-Long, I had to give it a go.
It was trickier than expected and I learned a few new techniques along the way.
The pattern is by Wink in Simply Crochet, issue 5. All the yarn is King Cole Bamboo Cotton from my stash. I'm not too sure about the grey but was determined not to buy more yarn for this project. Maybe I'll weaken for the next one ;) For now though, I need to get back to my yoga mat bag.
As you can see it's grown quite a bit. I have one more block of colour to do after the blue and then the handle. This is the first time I've tried it on for size since the last photo and it does tend to sag. I'm wondering whether to make it longer so that it fits over the top and put some kind of fastening on. Hmm, decisions, decisions - not my strong point! x