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

 

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

Crochet Socks and More

So I got this *beautiful* yarn for Christmas.

 

And I wanted to make something special with it. I looked through my pinterest, and found a pretty blanket. I started it, but my mind kept turning to socks. I’d love to make some socks with this yarn. So I found this pattern.

http://knitsi.com/crochet-shoes-socks/237-basic-crochet-socks-pattern

Nice, simple design. I started out on this pattern, hoping it would turn out okay. It was such lovely yarn that I didn’t want to waste it. I started out with one foot (obviously). I made some mistakes . . . learning what the pattern meant and how to make it work. So when I got to my next foot, the fit was much better. Here’s the result:

 

Except now, I wanted some fingerless gloves to match. Couldn’t find a pattern I liked, but I did find this:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/19069998402989355/

This pinterest doesn’t actually link to the pattern, but it does describe the steps needed to make this thing. Now if only I had a pattern . . .

Couldn’t find one, but I did find this:

http://www.wikihow.com/Crochet-Fitted-Hand-Warmers

I adapted the two and came up with this:

 

I love the blue edging with the pink and yellow.

And I made it just in time for the temperature to dip down to 65. Hey, it’s Florida. That’s considered cold down here. And the cold never lasts long. I’m happy I got to wear them. Here they are on my hands and feet.

 

 

 

 

 

And now my niece and nephew want me to make them a pair of gloves . . . so I guess I’m not the only one who thinks they came out nice.

-:heart: M.R. Anglin