No pictures to show, even though I have been knitting. I have finished my Monkey Socks for my swap partner, found a few extra monkey items, will knit one little gift to finish it off. I am working on the bag for my HSKS swap, although I have ventured from the rules and am not knitting the bag in house colours. Chrissie my swapmate is in Gryffindor House but since she doesn't like "earth tones" or "yellow" it seemed silly to knit a bag in colours she would not like, we had an email conversation and changed the rules to suit ourselves, rouge knitters. I have choosen a wonderful pink silky wool by Elsebeth Lavold. I am waiting for the house sock yarn to arrive, it should be here today, I have the pattern, needles and a few extras and then it can be posted off to Singapore.
I have also knitted several pairs of socks to put away for Christmas, and am working on a lace shawl. As I am having trouble at the moment with my right arm, same trouble as last year, I am limited to small increments of knitting and computer activity. I have pain pills which do totally block the pain coming from my neck, shoulder, arm, wrist and hand, however they also tend to turn me into the "walking dead" who constantly has to take a nap. Therefore the pain has to be truly unmanageable for me before I will resort to one of those.
I weighed in this morning at WW, and am now 2lbs below my goal weight, this last time that happened was August 2003. I still would like to lose 10lbs. and will keep on doing what works for me, watch what I eat and walk everyday. I wore a pair of black jeans on Wednesday that I have not been able to fit into in 3 years, and they were lose, that's a feeling you just can't buy.
I will take lots of pictures this weekend, I have Yarntini and Cider Moon socks and White Willow yarn and sock bag to show. White Willow is a another wonderful female independent dyer. If you are looking for a sock bag or a treat for a fellow knitter, check out Brooke's wonderful Halloween themed sock bags, they are adorable. I have the red witch bag, so cute, and her workmanship is terrific, Lime and Violet picked her as an Etsy site to visit. Her yarn is to dye for, her new autumn colours are up I snagged sock and lace yarn in the Autumn Oak colourway, just delicious. If you order a sock bag and yarn you will receive a 10% discount and if you ask she will wind the yarn into a center cake. As my shoulder and arm are playing up she very kindly wound the 880 yds of the lace yarn for me. Brooke's service is exceptional, her sock and yarn prices are extremely affordable, and her yardage counts amazing (880 yds on lace and 480 yds on superwash merino sock), I don't think you will be disappointed if you stop by the shop, I know that you will find her sock bags hard to resist.
Wool Girl sock club is on the way, I managed to snag a skein of Wollmeise from the Loopy Ewe along with Zen String Bambewe in Pumpkin King (I have wanted Halloween Socks for ages), and two Heartstrings lace patterns. I ordered the new Vogue sock book and wooden dpns from Knit Picks. All are in the mail and should be arriving anytime soon.