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!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge: Closest Holiday


30 Day Crochet Challenge - Closest Holiday.
 
I guess that would be Halloween! That's just next week!
{wait...uh...is Halloween considered a holiday?}
 
I don't see myself making anything for halloween but here's what I found on pinterest that may have me changing my mind:
 
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Ok. well. I have to admit - there's waaaaay more cute crochet Halloween ideas on pinterest than I thought. I may have to reconsider and get creative this holiday next year.
 
Which item should I make/would you make?
 
~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!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

30 Day Crochet Challenge: Day15 - Purple

Day 15: Purple

Easy! Especially since one of my WIPS is my purple hexagon blanket!


 




my hexis waiting to be joined
I can't wait til it's done!
Don't you just LOVE purple?

~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 21, 2014

Teaser Tuesday & Audiobook Review ::: Dark Places

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
 
"I am, I guess, depressed. I guess I've been depressed for about twenty-four years. I can feel a better version of me somewhere in there - hidden behind a liver or attached to a bit of spleen within my stunted, childish body - a Libby that's telling me to get up, do something, grow up, move on. But the meanness usually wins. "
 
What do you think? Would you keep reading?
 
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MY THOUGHTS:
 
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well. When I started this book the first minute into it I thought "I'm not going to like this" next thing I know I'm 2 hours into and didn't want to stop.

I got sucked in immediately into the story and I could not put it down until I got to the end.

This is a MUST audiobook (if you're into that kind of thing). The chapters alternate between 3 main characters (Libby, Patty and Ben) and if you know me - you know by now that I'm a BIG fan of this. I also love when the audiobook has multiple narrators for each main character. Love Love Love.

Like I said - I was pulled in almost immediately. I found myself carrying my tablet around my apartment so I didn't have to stop listening while I cooked, showered, brushed my teeth - etc. I had to know what happened to each character and more about the "kill club".

I don't want to give away anymore than that. The story is a journey that I recommend you go on! I am THISCLOSE to saying I liked this BETTER than Gone Girl. Bam. Yup. I said it.
 
 
Have you read this? Will you read this now after my suggestion?
~Trish

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Morning Coffee

Good Morning (Afternoon or Evening or Whenever you choose to read this)!
How about some Monday Morning Virtual Coffee?
Go get your cuppa joe. I'll wait.
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[sip one] - CONFESSION:
My team earned a free day off last week (which was AWESOME. I only have 2 hours of vacation left until February 2015 so any free time off I can get...I'll take!). So I had a loooong wonderful weekend. My confession is I spent about 50 of the 72 hours in bed. Seriously. I wasn't sick or anything. I just literally laid in bed. I did leave the house to get food and I did make a trip to get groceries but that's all. Are you judging me? Is that terrible?
[sip two] - PROGRESS:
While in bed I did manage to make some progress on this beauty:

I started this last year and it's suppose to be for Troy (hence the colors - Kappa red) and he requested a blanket with "no holes" (aka no granny squares for him!). Then I said this is our "room blanket". I always change this from being "his" blanket to "our" blanket. LOL. I am determine to finish this blanket. He also asked that it be extra king size - it'll probably take me another year to finish. Do you take forever to finish certain projects? And do you go between making something for someone and then wanting to keep it for yourself - or am I just selfish?

[sip three] - FINISHED:
I finished the audiobook of Dark Places this weekend. OMG - it was really good. I'll do a teaser and review tomorrow - so come back to read what I think about it (besides it being good).
What are you currently reading? Is it good?


[sip four] - OhStitch!
After texting with Marie about something we saw on livingsocial she suggested that I see if "OhStitch" was an available handle for my business - so I checked twitter - and it was (I also snagged the name on instagram but I'm not sure if I'm going to use that yet...)!
So I have a new handle for all my crochet related tweets. Please follow me HERE if you're on twitter. I'm up to 8 whole followers! Are you a twitter user? Leave me your handle and I'll follow you!

[sip five] - Work:
I have NO sales on the board for November. I've finally managed to have a positive month in October (after 3-4 months of being in the negative prior to that) and now it looks like I'll be back in the negative. I had a really great start to the year and now it looks like my 4th quarter is going to be a disastrous. ugh. How are things going for you at work?
How's your coffee?
What's going on in your world?

30 Day Crochet Challenge: Day14 - Blue

Day 14 - BLUUUE.

So. I JUST realized. I use a lot of freaking blue in my projects:

This was a baby shower gift. Mama & Papa requested (and picked out) these blues. More Pics Here.
All of these booties either are blue or have blue. More Pics Here.
Again. More blue. Navy Blue this time. More Pics Here.
More Pics Here. I still love how well this turned out
More Pics Here. Avail in Etsy Shop HERE.
Love this but will NEVER do magic ring starts again. More Pics Here.
And the list goes on and on.

It's funny because blue isn't a color I'd pic for myself but I guess when I make stuff for other people blue is my go to!

Which is your favorite blue?

~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!

Sunday, October 19, 2014