Friday, 6 December 2019


I am ploughing on with the new Mandala but the colours are a bit disappointing.

I'm using the correct yarn in the correct shades but the as you can see with the comparison to the picture below they just are not the same.

I understand that taking photo's for the computer and getting the right colour isn't easy but my colours are nothing like the picture.
Having ordered the yarn I don't want the task of sending it back and so am carrying on but I am a bit peeved.

Still, I'm learning a lot from this pattern and doing things with crochet that I have never done before, so at least the brain is getting a workout, lol, and I'm really enjoying making it.


  1. I like it. Great job it is always so good to tease the brain.

  2. I agree, they don't match but the brain power exercise is great. I need to do more brain exercise. but it will not be crochet, that just causes me frustration. I notice when I take photos it is very hard to show true colors as my eye sees them. it also has to do with the colors on different computer screens.

  3. I actually like your version better. The softer, more pastel colors are really nice!

  4. This is a lovely pattern and I like the colors. These sorts of patterns definitely give our brains a work out. Happy crocheting ~ FlowerLady

  5. I prefer your version. Soft colours. Its a lovely pattern.

  6. Beautiful project and wonderful brain exercise :)

  7. It does seem a lot paler than the other one. But that just makes it your own, and it is still beautiful!

  8. It is from a kit?I am left handed but I presume as it is round I would just go the other way round!!I like your colours better but it does look very complicated.

    1. It's not a kit, I bought the pattern from Etsy and the cotton from the woolwarehouse.
      It's proving to be quite a challenge. I've mostly done granny squares and soft toys and there are stitches in this that I have never worked before.

  9. I can see there is a big difference between the colors but I still think the one you did is beautiful. I love it

  10. I agree - I prefer your colors. It looks so soft and fresh!

  11. Many photos in magazines are enhanced during the editing process. I am sure that your mandala photo could also be manipulated to look better. It is good that you are rediscovering your enthusiasm for craftwork after a period of doubtfulness. As your old primary school teacher might have said to you, "Keep Up The Good Work Briony!" (That's if your name had really been Briony and not Sabrina!)

  12. I really do understand the disappointment and know you are disappointed and I do feel your pain that way, but I so like the one you are doing just as much and I think actually a bit better than the one in 'their' photo.

  13. Sorry about the disappointment but it does look great!


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