Blah Days Need Cool Yarn

Hi folks,

I’ve been cranky today. I know it is from being tired—I couldn’t sleep after watching the Royals win last night. I was too excited to sleep, just like the kids in this Disney ad from years ago.

If those kids were half as cranky as I was today after being “too excited to sleep,” then they had a miserable time at Disney World the next day.

I decided I needed to crochet something just for me today. I had some yarn that I wanted to use: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in Tapestry Rainbow. I got this yarn by accident (I ordered two Intense Rainbows to finish up a project, but ended up with one Intense and one Tapestry). Craftsy fixed the mistake right away, and let me keep the skein of Tapestry. Woo-hoo!

The Tapestry Rainbow is a pretty yarn. It is more muted than I am usually drawn to, so I’m glad I ended up with this one. I decided I wanted to make a mandala today. I hunted through my patterns to find one and chose the Gemstone Doily from Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The original version of this doily is done in a single color, which is lovely, but using the striped Tapestry Rainbow, I got something more mandala-looking:

Tapestry Rainbow Mandala | Webster Fiber Arts

I’ve not done any blocking on this piece yet, so the edges are still curling up a bit.

I’m really happy with the way this one turned out, and, more importantly, I felt much more relaxed and much less cranky when I finished. Hooray!

Until next time,

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