I finally took pics of the beautiful yarn I picked up at Calla Lily. It is Brown Sheep Company's Lanaloft in Orange Confection. It's a beautiful Sport Weight yarn. I am using it to make The Purl Bee's Greenaway Gloves. I am taking a class called, "Mastering DPNs" with The Fuzzy Lamb and we are making these fingerless gloves to learn DPNs. I like this colorway because it was perfect timing for autumn wear.I forgot to mention previously that I had purchased (a while back) a really great knitting bag from Calla Lily as well: a quilted Donna Sharp bag. It's so pretty - my pics can't do it justice. It's got various shades of pinks, greens, and cremes. It's so roomy and really practical.
Also, the same weekend I purchased my Lanaloft from Calla Lily, I picked up some clear acrylic covers for a mini album and a heart mini album from The Pink Tomato. I plan on making a fall mini-album with the covers. I need to get some rub-ons for the covers yet. It is going to be an album just filled with fall things. The heart shaped album I plan to use for a "Favorite Things" album I want to put together. I'm not sure when I'll have a chance to start that one.
So here are the other updates on my UFOs/WIPs:
- Ravelympics begins on Friday!! I have entered the Bags & Totes Backstroke, Felted Fresstyle, and Colorworks Crosscountry with Team Fuzzy Lamb. We are knitting up Knitty's Little Slip of a Thing for those events. I am also entered in the WIP Wrestling as I plan on finishing my Superlong Wrap from Knitting to Go.
- I have 2 online classes starting this week (via The Fuzzy Lamb): Crochet Basics and Mastering DPNs (where I am making the Greenaway Gloves).
- My Ravelry group, "Moving Beyond Rectangles," will be starting a pumpkin KAL after Labor Day. I have chosen to knit, The Curly Purly Pumpkin.
- The kiddos and I are going to create handmade Halloween treat bags and crafts including a felted pumpkin.