For the past week I have thought “Tomorrow I will finish the boho heart mandala,” and yesterday was no exception.
Last night before I went to sleep, I had finished the fifth round of the second stabilizing ring for the boho heart mandala. This morning, when I got up and surveyed what was left to be done, I discovered that I was not as close to finishing the piece as I had imagined.
As can be seen in this photo, the red ring was not as large as was needed to join the third round of boho hearts:
This left me with two choices: continue to crochet the red stabilizing ring to accommodate the third round of boho hearts, or reduce the number of hearts in the outer ring.
I was concerned that crocheting a red ring wide enough to accommodate the third round of hearts would overwhelm the finished piece, I tried folding over some of the hearts in the ring to see how it would look if the third round of hearts were smaller.
Here is what I got:
At this point, I decided to make a pot of coffee to get myself properly caffeinated so that I could resume work on the mandala which now included deconstructing and reconstructing the third ring of hearts.
When I returned, cup of coffee in hand, only to find that my cat Stripes had taken over the mandala:
Adding “get crazy amounts of cat hair off the mandala” to the list of things to do, once I had reclaimed my work from the cat, I began the business of securing the tops of the hearts of the first and second rings of hearts to the, and as I neared completing work on the second ring of hearts, I decided the tops off the hearts looked to scrunched and flat, so I tried attaching them another way which I liked better, but there was not enough day left to finish.
Here it is in all of it’s to be redone glory:
At this point, I am so many hours into this project, a few more won’t make any difference, but I am sure hoping that the next crochet adventure comes with more finishing mojo.