Fail Week

This week was rough. It seemed like everything I did failed.

A prime example of how my week went is my crochet project. You’ve seen the pictures I’ve posted of my current crochet projects, right? Well, I have to rip out two of them and start all over. Turns out I made a tiny mistake at the beginning which compounded until I couldn’t move on in the pattern. Six weeks’ worth of work down the drain.

It was a CAL (crochet along) so the pattern was only released a week at a time, but it was devastating to have to rip all that out. I’m almost caught up with one of them, and the other I’ll have to get to next week.

Yeah, so that was an example of my week. But ah, well. It’ll be alright. They can’t all be great weeks. May God be praised in the good and the bad.

-*heart* M.R. Anglin

 

More Crochet

Progress on my crochet project–part of Dearest Debi’s crochet-a-long.

C3 original

Yeah . . . I’m enjoying this pattern so much, I made two more.

 

I’m also working on a children’s book for my mom’s church. Just finished a mock-up for it. I’ll look it over on Monday and possibly send it off so she and her pastor can review it.

Also, I have another short story appearing in an anthology soon.

Don’t really have much else to say . . .

-*heart* M.R. Anglin

What I’ve Been Up to

So this week I started/continued some new projects.

  1. Of course, I’m still working on my SF comic. It’s being uploaded on dA.
  2. I’m working on a book for my mother’s church. I’m also illustrating it. I’m not so confident in my art skills, but I’m moving forward.
  3. I’m working a new ministry/volunteer project. I don’t want to give details until at least next year, but if you have suggestions for any type of children’s, YA, and MG books, please let me know. All genres, please–including non-fiction.
  4. I’m working on two crochet projects. One is: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/persian-tiles . It’s nice.

The other is this one:Week 3 CAL

It’s part of Dearest Debi’s Crochet-a-long  here: http://dearestdebi.com/garden-romp-crochet-along-2017. She’s also uploading the pattern a week at a time on her youtube channel. It looks even more amazing in real life. And it’s gorgeous even though I messed up. By far, it’s the most intricate thing I’ve ever crocheted, and it’s so interesting to work on.

Anyway, so that’s what I’m up to.

-*heart* M.R. Anglin

 

Staycation

So last week I went on a “staycation” and watched SGDQ2017 (Summer Games Done Quick)–the speedrunning marathon for charity. It’s a bunch of people who play video games really fast while other people donate. So much fun to watch. While watching I completed my latest crochet blanket.

It’s so pretty in real life. I’ve got to learn how to take model shots so you can get a full representative of it.

Anyways, I received edits back from my publisher this week, but because I put myself on vacation, I haven’t looked at them yet. Monday, I’ll get back to work. I’m nervous; it’s never easy to look at what others think of your work, but I have to believe that it’s going to make the story better. Hopefully, by Friday, I’ll be able to tell you all how it went.

In addition, I plan to upload more about the characters from this book and a little about the world–no spoilers, though . . . obviously.

Hope you’ll join me for the ride.

-*heart* M.R. Anglin

Entrelac and other News

Last week was a tough one for me. I didn’t even realize how tough until I came to the weekend so tired and drained and . . . quite frankly not very nice. The effects bled into earlier this week. Monday I had THE worst headache in the world! But once I refocused my mind and slept well, it all fell away.

Well, that’s my excuse about why I didn’t update last week. It’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. Not that I forgot or anything . . .

Anyway!

I’m working on a new crochet project this week using this tutorial:

He makes it so easy to understand, I don’t even need a pattern. I was even able to vary the size of the squares it makes.

I’m using Premier’s Sweet Roll yarn in the Capuccino Pop color. It’s a self striping yarn that turns from blue to beige to brown. It’s gorgeous! And it happened to be on sale at my local Joann’s. I gotta tell you, I am in love with this yarn. The colors are beautiful (I also love the Caramel version), and it’s a dream to work with. This may become my go-to yarn in the future.

In any case, I hope to post a pic of the blanket I’m making–if I remember to snap one.

I’m still working on the graphic novel, BTW. You can see what I’ve posted so far on my deviantart page. Oh, and the anthology that included one of my stories was nominated for the Coyotl Awards. They announce the winners later this month. Can’t wait!

-:heart: M.R. Anglin

More Gloves

So I got around to crocheting up the fingerless gloves for my niece and nephew—even though Winter is a long-gone afterthought here in Florida (in January). It’s getting hot again, but they’re still wearing the gloves.

I used more of pretty yarns I got for Christmas. Love them.  My nephew’s was made with a blue variegated, and my niece with the same yellow, pink variegated one mine are made with. I used my own pattern that I adapted from other patterns and techniques.

Here they are:

 

They loved modeling them. And they stitched up so quickly. I can make a pair in an evening.

Soo . . . that was fun!

-:heart: M.R. Anglin.