houseofalamode Yes!! Frogged and knitted correctly!! I definitely figured out what was wrong with my YO and I couldn't be happier about it! In other news... I'm seriously disappointed in my need to "apparently" emotionally cut again, as I've started another John Green book. Sigh...
However, I have a good feeling I might be snagging some new yarn from @kisskisskiddo soon and I WOULD love shawl pattern ideas!!! Do you all have a favorite!?!?? I'm really enjoying her Fingering-weight!!!!! :D #yarn #knitting #hbknits #republicofwool
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  •   houseofalamode @kisskisskiddo just call me Quick Draw! ^_~ 10h
  •   houseofalamode @ausbelle Paper Towns! Have you read it?? 10h
  •   houseofalamode @xxnicke thanks babycakes!! Tell my girl Sarah... Heeeeey!! ;) 9h
  •   shannonebrinkley I'm starting Steven West's Esjan shawl, and am unreasonably excited about it! It's worsted, though. He has lots of great shawls.. The Pogona is fingering. Happy knitting! 9h
  •   xxnicke @houseofalamode paper towns was better that looking for Alaska. 9h
  •   trilliumdesign Veera vallimaki color affection is all garter stitch but it does have short rows which you might not have done before but it's gorgeous. Also 2nd west knits patterns. They are all awesome 9h
  •   littlecreatable Love this pouch! My favourite right now is lumen but i am going to do matchmaker and tubularity soon so fingers crossed. 5h
  •   be_sew_fit Congrats on the YO, I still try and avoid them. As for shawls, such big projects! I'm searching for the perfect capelet. 25min

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houseofalamode THESE girls!!! I don't KNOW how I got so spoiled this week by having two friends come to Portland, but I am NOT complaining!!!! First my love, @xxnicke and now my long-time crush @sewtakeahike !!! Best!!! Seriously, such a week of laughs!!! 18h

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houseofalamode I feel like I'm on top of a roller coaster!!! EeeeeeeeekK!!!! #bestrush #bookwormsunite #imout 2d

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houseofalamode So... My middle is looking a bit sad. I think I have figured out how to keep my YO crisp in the future, but the question is???... To Frog or let it be!!??..... 3d
  •   houseofalamode @kain_room @laurel_langworthy @suburbanstitcher one side JUST looks so much nicer??!! I mean you can clearly see them, all big and beautiful... The other side looks like I got 4 correct and dropped a stitch on the others creating a week hole??... ;P 3d
  •   kain_room Really, don't worry too much about the lack of symmetry. Blocking really does wonders. I don't know about the dropped stitch though, that one HAVE to be fixed. 3d
  •   houseofalamode @kain_room thanks lady luv!! :D 3d
  •   trilliumdesign If it was me I would frog it. It would just bug me otherwise. But I'm anal that way. 3d
  •   busybean I say start over now. You're not so far along it'll kill you to rip it out, but when you're almost done and it's still bugging you, you'll curse over and over and hate it. My first shawl with YOs was the same way, and once I started over after figuring it out I was so much happier! 3d
  •   farahlin_ I think you'd know what my answer would be 3d
  •   houseofalamode @trilliumdesign @busybean @farahlin_ Yep! I'm frogging the little bugger & trying again!! ;) 3d
  •   suedukehayman Those chicks above me know what they are talking about. 3d

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houseofalamode Heather & Angie 2014 3d

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houseofalamode Whoa!!! WHAT is happening, what is happening here??!!!! Am I really knitting a shawl???!!!!!!!!! #yarn #knitting #hbknits #republicofwool 4d

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houseofalamode Just a quick book club meeting with @xxnicke , no big. #christianfangirls #hedidwhat #toleranthusbands 4d

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houseofalamode So many firsts happing here!! Thanks again girls!! @kisskisskiddo & @joomoolynn You both are making knitting a million times better!!! :D 5d

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houseofalamode Gangs all here!! Now to work on my Alma Lou shawl, while I wait to see my @xxnicke tonight!! Woo-hoo!! Fab day!! @katarinaroccella :D 5d

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houseofalamode Riding bikes with your BFF, makes ya feel REAL "12" all over again!! #eighthgradememories #windbeneathmywings #poison #pushit 5d

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houseofalamode Today I lOVE Portland a smidge more then normal!! Knitting at @happyknits AND delivery of my new custom yarn by the SUPER badass @kisskisskiddo !!!!!! So, so Good!!!!!! Seriously. ;D 7d

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houseofalamode So, I read THIS yesterday and then cried like a child. I don't think John Green is for me, I'm not into emotional cutting. #wheresmysmut #hemustbesadallthetime #Crankycakesbostic 7d
  •   jencrutch I bawled like a baby. A good cry is cleansing sometimes. 7d
  •   oneshabbychickhawaii I didn't like that one. 7d
  •   chriswillbanks I liked this one a lot - I'm a blubberer but it didn't make me cry 7d
  •   paperstarfish But have you read Eleanor & Park? Rainbow Rowell is my new favorite! 7d
  •   ausbelle He makes me cry too. I can't do it. I'd rather read about killing people. 7d
  •   beyondthereefpatterns Falls in to the category, read it, finish it, throw it across the room??? 7d
  •   suedukehayman Can't handle blubber books. Makes me ask...why??? 7d
  •   xxnicke The only one of his that I truly liked was the fault in our stars. I didn't like this one much at all. 5d

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houseofalamode Started dating this boy 20 years ago today!! 4th of July is my fav!!! :D 1w

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houseofalamode Poor Royal is totally spoked from the pre-show fireworks! I have both my legs over him & he's in my bed!!! I may need some advice!! 1w
  •   raspberrypie My coworker just recommended Rescue Remedy for pets, since her dogs do similar things. I'll have to see how well it does! Mine goes nuts, and pants and shakes like crazy. It's highly unpleasant for everyone! 1w
  •   bubbabean22 I bought a ThunderShirt for my big scared boy and it has really helped hug get through those great Midwest thunder storms with much less anxiety than before. I am going to put his shirt on today also because of the fireworks 1w
  •   heather81203 My dog Lily hates fireworks too! Worst time of the year for her. She hides in any open closet or under a bed. Penny on the other hand wants to attack them and barks like a maniac. I've heard a lot of good things about the thundershirt. Poor guy :/ 1w
  •   urbancrunch We have a thunder shirt too. It helps a little but for some reason she doesn't like to sit/lay when she has it on. 1w
  •   sewinggeek My vet gave me Valium for my dog! She barks at the noise non-stop otherwise. 1w
  •   rlbwoods Agree on the thundershirt. Our 11 year old golden is just petrified if storms and loud noises. The trick for him is to try and put it on him before the noise starts. Has helped tremendously. 1w
  •   catwithfins loud tv, happy voices, all his favorite treats and he never even notices the fireworks. cannot leave him alone, though. he gets too freaked out. 1w
  •   trilliumdesign Aww poor guy 1w

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houseofalamode TOTALLY dorking out on this new yarn from @happyknits and re-listening to Discovery of Witches!!! I can't wait for the next book to release!!!! 1w
  •   houseofalamode @greenletterday bummer! It didn't work, but thanks for trying!!! Lucky duck!!!! 1w
  •   greenletterday Try adding it to your wish list and see of they send you an email tomorrow! 1w
  •   houseofalamode @greenletterday I just bought it earlier today... I really NEEDED to buy it, hard. 1w
  •   heyporkchop @greenletterday @houseofalamode thanks guys! Bonnie did you guys just buy one?! House hunting is a little challenging when you live in a town of only 6,000 people! we've looked at two so far: one had terrifying neighbors & one had a ceiling so low I could touch it (I'm 5'5, lol). Tumblr, OMG. Ok so it's like Pinterest in the sense that it's a lot of "re blogging (similar to re pinning) images or whatever. Lots of authors use it to talk about book tours, fan art, playlists inspired by their books (!!) etc. Autographed books are the best! If you want I can share the bookstore links for Kim Harrison & Maggie Steivater on FB?!!! 1w
  •   houseofalamode Comin in hot on Sat @bteknine are you & Emma gonna be there??! Are my needles?? ;) 1w
  •   houseofalamode @heyporkchop the answer is, " Yes! " haha!! #autographallthings and you my dear have had a wild couple of house shows!! LOL in my old days as a realtor, I had a client once that wrapped her arms around mine as I showed her properties, whispering... "Do you feel any ghosts" in my ear!!!! Yeah!!! True story!!! I love some crazy o'le house hunting!! We'd spend weekend "previewing" strange homes in central Oregon!! Oohhh... To be buying again! The best!! Seriously!! It's the best fun!!! 1w
  •   casakelley Me tooooo! The last book!!! 1w
  •   casakelley There are strange houses here? 1w

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houseofalamode I'm not sure what makes me happier here??... Just finishing a Rad book series ( #2 - The Treatment) or finding one I previously bought & forgot about to start next??!!! Wait, I know!! If I could knit while reading!!!! #goalinlife #knittingninjas #bookwormsarepimps 1w
  •   houseofalamode @heather81203 hehehe!!! 1w
  •   heyporkchop You'll get there! It's harder to read physical books while knitting but kindle/iPad isn't bad. 1w
  •   littlecreatable One of the reasons I got a kindle 1w
  •   bricabreck I listen to books on tape while sewing cooking or gardening fun fun fun 1w
  •   joomoolynn Audible, baby! 1w
  •   peppiflo I'll look into that series. I have had bad luck with books lately 1w
  •   dheyen Um, yeah. So good! 1w
  •   rachelalittle I've finally figured out how to knit & read, it just has to be knitting all the way, MAYBE purling. But no sort of pattern. 1w

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houseofalamode Tennis with my boys tonight! So stinking fun!!! :D 1w

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houseofalamode What I do when Portland attempts 100* degrees!! ;) 2w

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houseofalamode @trilliumdesign = perfection!!!! 2w

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