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Undulation II ~ Finished

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Untitled, a photo by Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Pixon Flickr. Yay! Another one down before the end of the year. Still with enough leftovers to make a hat!

If I have half of each pair done...

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If I have half of each pair done..., a photo by Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Pix on Flickr. One "Jingle In My Jeans" sock and one "Main Morning Mitt", wrapped up on Sunday and both mates are under way :)

Don't Drop A Stitch Saturday!

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WIP it good!

Verdant Gryphon Codex Club ~ First Shipment

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Verdant Gryphon Codex Club ~ First Shipment, a photo by Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Pix on Flickr. I love Verdant Gryphon! The colourways, the bases and Codex is a favourite. This is my first yarn club in a very long time, mostly because I could open a shop with what I have on hand! I'm glad I caved, even the most disciplined yarn dieter needs a treat now and then.

Undulation Scarf ~ Finished

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Undulation Scarf ~ Finished, a photo by Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Pix on Flickr. Off the needles! Now to try and finish up the "Moorland Cardigan". :)

Undulation Scarf ~ WIP

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Undulation Scarf, a photo by Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Pix on Flickr.
Row one of colour D, the first short rows.
Via Flickr: Stashbusting some Cascade 220 and 220 Heather. Pattern is Undulation by Natalie Servant. Startitis has struck again! Not to mention, I needed a break from the 2.00mm's that I'm using to knit "Jingle In My Jeans"!

Don't Drop A Stitch Saturday!

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Probably wouldn't have released those flying monkeys if someone hadn't interrupted her count!

Manos del Uruguay Lace in "Rani"

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Manos del Uruguay Lace in "Rani", a photo by Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Pix on Flickr.
This fell into my basket the last time I visited my LYS. I haven't met a Manos del Uruguay yarn that I didn't love yet :) This one is gorgeous and will be for the test knit of my next design... Once I get that last one tech edited for publishing! "The Bishop's Sleeves" should be out soon, this one is as yet unnamed.

Still In The Game!

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Still In The Game!, a photo by Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Pix on Flickr.
Slow but sure, I'll be glad to see the end of this one. Mostly because I have so many other WIP's calling for attention. I think after a good soak and block, this'll be ready for Christmas gifting.

Artsy Shot of MMM II With Noro Bias Lace Scarf II

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Artsy Shot of MMM II With Noro Bias Lace Scarf II, a photo by Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Pix on Flickr.
I finished up the mitts last night and happy with the results. Main Morning Mitts and the Noro Bias Lace Scarf. Two wonderfully quick and easy patterns, both avaiable as free downloads and very suitable for an adventurous beginning knitter.

Don't Drop A Stitch Saturday!

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Embellishing Knits With Beads

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Now that I've even more inspiration to work with, more shawls are at the top of my list. I came across this great tutorial for adding beads to knitting at Simply Notable and I like the crochet hook approach. If you'd like to check it out, click the link or photo.
Adding Beads to Your Knitting 3KCBWDAY6.

Retreat 2013 Knits

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Retreat 2013 Knits, a photo by Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Pix on Flickr. I am still on a bit of a high after such a fun and interesting weekend. Lots learned and a head full of new design ideas - if only I had a clone to do this 9-5 stuff!
There wasn't a lot of time for personal knitting but I did manage to get most of a fingerless glove to match my Noro Bias III, a pair should be making it's FO appearance soon. On the last day, I cast on my own pattern "Bellydance Socks" in my friend Genevieve's line - Turtlpurl Big Turtle Toes. I love it! The yarn base is wonderful and has great stitch definition. I'm finding it a little ironic that a (mostly) sock designer is casting on her first pair of the year but better late than never. :)

Don't Drop A Stitch!

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