Friday, October 31, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge: Day27 - Favorite Crochet Book

Day27 - Favorite Crochet Book

I literally only have 5 crochet books. I get most of my patterns online.
  
 
But if I had to pick one out of the five this would be my winner:

looks like it's been thru some major ish with me doesn't it?

It's still my go-to for when I need ideas.
 
 
~Trish
 
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30 Day Crochet Challenge:
 
 
1. First Project | 2. Last Completed Project | 3. Current WIPs | 4. Red* | 5. Favorite Hook Size | 6. Least Favorite Hook Size | 7. Orange* | 8. Favorite Yarn | 9. Least Favorite Yarn | 10. Yellow* | 11. Do You Have a Shop? (If So, Post a Link!) | 12. Favorite Knitting/Crochet/Yarn Shop? | 13. Green* | 14. Blue* | 15. Purple* | 16. Closest Holiday* | 17. Last Gift Made | 18. Current WIPs | 19. Pink* | 20. Favorite Item Made | 21. Least Favorite Item Made | 22. Brown* | 23. How Long Have You Been Crocheting? | 24. Favorite Stitch | 25. White* | 26. Amigurumi* | 27. Favorite Crochet Book | 28. Grey* | 29. Black | 30. RANDOM!
 
*On this day create something in given theme/color!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge: Day23 - How Long Hooking and Day24 -Favorite Stitch

Day 23 - How Long Have You Been Hooking:
 
Oh. I don't know! Over 5 years now I think. I wish I kept better track but I remember I started hooking a couple years after college. I remember sitting on the couch with one of those self-teaching books and trying to figure things out.
 
Day 23 - Favorite Stitch:
 
This is my favorite Stitch:
 
 
LOL - get it? Hint: His name is Stitch!
He was named after Lilo & Stitch - and that was waaay before I started hooking.
 
Otherwise a regular Double Crochet is my go-to.
 
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30 Day Crochet Challenge:
 
 
1. First Project | 2. Last Completed Project | 3. Current WIPs | 4. Red* | 5. Favorite Hook Size | 6. Least Favorite Hook Size | 7. Orange* | 8. Favorite Yarn | 9. Least Favorite Yarn | 10. Yellow* | 11. Do You Have a Shop? (If So, Post a Link!) | 12. Favorite Knitting/Crochet/Yarn Shop? | 13. Green* | 14. Blue* | 15. Purple* | 16. Closest Holiday* | 17. Last Gift Made | 18. Current WIPs | 19. Pink* | 20. Favorite Item Made | 21. Least Favorite Item Made | 22. Brown* | 23. How Long Have You Been Crocheting? | 24. Favorite Stitch | 25. White* | 26. Amigurumi* | 27. Favorite Crochet Book | 28. Grey* | 29. Black | 30. RANDOM!
 
*On this day create something in given theme/color!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge: Day22 - Brown

Day 22 - BROWN

Here is yet another color I do not use unless someone requests it.
I don't even WEAR brown.

I did make one thing in brown (per request of course):


This was when I was Hookin Hats like crazy.

I think this is the ONLY time I've used brown. Oh I take that back - I did make a brown beard for a friend's son. I'll have to find that picture to share with you - it was AWE-SOME.

~Trish

 
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30 Day Crochet Challenge:
 
 
1. First Project | 2. Last Completed Project | 3. Current WIPs | 4. Red* | 5. Favorite Hook Size | 6. Least Favorite Hook Size | 7. Orange* | 8. Favorite Yarn | 9. Least Favorite Yarn | 10. Yellow* | 11. Do You Have a Shop? (If So, Post a Link!) | 12. Favorite Knitting/Crochet/Yarn Shop? | 13. Green* | 14. Blue* | 15. Purple* | 16. Closest Holiday* | 17. Last Gift Made | 18. Current WIPs | 19. Pink* | 20. Favorite Item Made | 21. Least Favorite Item Made | 22. Brown* | 23. How Long Have You Been Crocheting? | 24. Favorite Stitch | 25. White* | 26. Amigurumi* | 27. Favorite Crochet Book | 28. Grey* | 29. Black | 30. RANDOM!
 
*On this day create something in given theme/color!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challange: Day20 & Day21- Favorite & Least Favorite Item Made

Day 20: Favorite Item Ever Made:

 I think one of my favorite things made are my Elise Shawls.
I love the yarn I use and I love the pattern (and of course I love that it keeps me so warm).


Day21: Least Favorite Item Ever Made:

hmm...I don't know. I can tell you though: if I'm making something and I don't like it I usually just frog it and move onto something else. I always debate if I like something or not and if I find myself dwelling on it too much I don't put the effort in to finish it - does that make sense?

~trish

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30 Day Crochet Challenge:
 
 
1. First Project | 2. Last Completed Project | 3. Current WIPs | 4. Red* | 5. Favorite Hook Size | 6. Least Favorite Hook Size | 7. Orange* | 8. Favorite Yarn | 9. Least Favorite Yarn | 10. Yellow* | 11. Do You Have a Shop? (If So, Post a Link!) | 12. Favorite Knitting/Crochet/Yarn Shop? | 13. Green* | 14. Blue* | 15. Purple* | 16. Closest Holiday* | 17. Last Gift Made | 18. Current WIPs | 19. Pink* | 20. Favorite Item Made | 21. Least Favorite Item Made | 22. Brown* | 23. How Long Have You Been Crocheting? | 24. Favorite Stitch | 25. White* | 26. Amigurumi* | 27. Favorite Crochet Book | 28. Grey* | 29. Black | 30. RANDOM!
 
*On this day create something in given theme/color!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday Morning Coffee {Virtual Coffee}

Gooood Morning Ladies!
 
How was your weekend?
Are you in the mood for some Monday Morning (afternoon/evening - whenever) coffee?
{via etsy}
[sip one] - work:
So I'm still plugging away and I'm still in the negative. I did manage to sell one of the thingys we're having a contest on - which means my name gets entered into the drawing to win the trip to Cancun next year. Wouldn't it be amazing if I won with just one minor entry? Like Primrose got her name drawn out of the thousands of other names. She won. Sorta. Right? How's work going for you?
 
[sip two] - where to start:
So. I need to get my stuff together and start packing. My lease ended in August and now that I'm month to month with my apartment community and they jacked my rent up an additional $360 per month. I plan on moving before the end of the year - but I feel like I should start doing something with my stuff. Where do I start? I did go through some of my clothing and have about 3 trash bags worth of clothes to donate.  Where should I start? Or should I just wait until a couple weeks before I actually move instead of stressing so far in advance?
 
[sip three] - me likey:
Do you ever go on Houzz? I really like that site. It's such an escape for me to read the posts and look at all the pretty-pretty pictures. My go-to search is "small spaces". I need ideas on what to do with my teeny tiny space (I think my apartment now is less than 600 square feet).  What website/app do you use to escape your normal thoughts?
 
[sip four] - pinterest:
This stuff made me giggle (and outright laugh):

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[sip five] - confession:
Last week I ate fruit loops with marshmallows for breakfast every day (well...except Friday...only because I ran out. Had to go with an cinnamon raisin english muffin instead...it was a sad day).
I have to confess - this cereal is SO good. Should I feel guily? I feel like I should...but at least I was having breakfast. Right? What's your AM guilty pleasure?

What's going on in your world?  Have a sip or two with me and leave me a comment below (or link me back to your blog so I can read and sip along with you).

~Trish

Linking up with: Monday Morning Gossip | Mingle Monday | Champagne and Suburbs



Saturday, October 25, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge: Day18 - Current Wips

Day 18 - Current WIPS
 
Well - not much has changed since Day3 when I shared with you my current WIPS (except I DID finish my pinks&white ripple blanket - check out the pics HERE).
 
And I've since completed two shawls (pics HERE & HERE).

Since I just shared these projects with you a couple weeks ago and not much has changed - I'm going to share with you how my projects live when I'm NOT working on them. 
 
WIP ONE - Tunisian Crochet Blanket:
yes. it's all balled up beside my bed waiting to be worked on ... next to a suitcase that I have yet to put away in storage.
 
I was motivated to add more rounds to this blanket. I think I got about 3 rounds in the last two weeks.
 
It's at the point where it's taking almost one whole skein to finish one round - and it's not near where I want it to be in size yet. With it being $5.49 per skein I imagine this is going to end up costing me a pretty penny (it adds up quickly!). But it'll be worth it I think.
 
WIP TWO - Purples Hexagon Blanket:
at least this one is semi-folded and stored in a box in my living room.
 
I still haven't ordered the yarn I need to complete this (or to even join these hexagons) but I did pick up my hook and I'm starting to just stock pile the hexis. That way when I do order the yarn I need I can start joining again.
  
WIP THREE - Crochet Mood Blanket:
I keep this one jammed into a plastic container - which I opened up to give you a shot of. the calendar is usually present on my coffee table.
 
Uh. Yeah. I haven't even looked at this in weeks - I have at least been updating my calendar with my moods everyday. Which counts for something...right?
 
What blanket should I concentrate on and finish first? Last time everyone suggested the ripples and I did!
 
:)
 
~Trish
 
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30 Day Crochet Challenge:
 
 
1. First Project | 2. Last Completed Project | 3. Current WIPs | 4. Red* | 5. Favorite Hook Size | 6. Least Favorite Hook Size | 7. Orange* | 8. Favorite Yarn | 9. Least Favorite Yarn | 10. Yellow* | 11. Do You Have a Shop? (If So, Post a Link!) | 12. Favorite Knitting/Crochet/Yarn Shop? | 13. Green* | 14. Blue* | 15. Purple* | 16. Closest Holiday* | 17. Last Gift Made | 18. Current WIPs | 19. Pink* | 20. Favorite Item Made | 21. Least Favorite Item Made | 22. Brown* | 23. How Long Have You Been Crocheting? | 24. Favorite Stitch | 25. White* | 26. Amigurumi* | 27. Favorite Crochet Book | 28. Grey* | 29. Black | 30. RANDOM!
 
*On this day create something in given theme/color!

Friday, October 24, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge: Day14 - Last Gift Made

Day 14 - Last Gift Made:
 
The last gift I made was for my friend Stephanie's baby shower:
don't ask me why she's so blurry. I had only one glass of wine...maybe two...possibly three at this time. More pictures here

 
I'm debating if I want to make handmade gifts this year.
I don't feel like they are always appreciated - so - I may not waste my time (and effort) this year.
 
What do you think? Handmade holiday this year - or no?
 
~Trish


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30 Day Crochet Challenge:
 
 
1. First Project | 2. Last Completed Project | 3. Current WIPs | 4. Red* | 5. Favorite Hook Size | 6. Least Favorite Hook Size | 7. Orange* | 8. Favorite Yarn | 9. Least Favorite Yarn | 10. Yellow* | 11. Do You Have a Shop? (If So, Post a Link!) | 12. Favorite Knitting/Crochet/Yarn Shop? | 13. Green* | 14. Blue* | 15. Purple* | 16. Closest Holiday* | 17. Last Gift Made | 18. Current WIPs | 19. Pink* | 20. Favorite Item Made | 21. Least Favorite Item Made | 22. Brown* | 23. How Long Have You Been Crocheting? | 24. Favorite Stitch | 25. White* | 26. Amigurumi* | 27. Favorite Crochet Book | 28. Grey* | 29. Black | 30. RANDOM!
 
*On this day create something in given theme/color!