I had gift certificates smoldering in my wallet, so off to Knit and Knot I went with the Child O' Mine.
This is the first yarns I pulled to make this hat pattern:
Then I decided a wee man of the family need one in da Bears' colors:
Finally, I had the CoM pick out some yarn for a fall scarf, and we ended up with this pile because I'm a glutton for silky gorgeous teal blue yarns (no, I don't know what it wants to be yet for me other than snoozing in my stash):
It's Berroco Lustra, colorway is Montmartre and even more beautiful in person than in any photo!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch... I've finished the basic mitten for Sharky the Mittens: