I finished the gloves, they are quite nice, but far too small for their intended recipient. So they have gone into the box of miscellaneous finished goods. I'm sure I'll think of someone to give them to, Christmas is coming up after all. (Oh god, I can't believe I'm saying that, it's only September) Also ordered more RYC yarn for more gloves. I think they will make good gifts.
Blocked the shrug, it worked a little bit but I think I ruined the stretch on the ribbing. It hangs a little nicer now, still not too pleased though. Maybe I'll try wearing it to see how it ends up hanging. I could also try washing the whole thing and wet blocking it. Hmm.
Got my knitpicks bright green yarn! Started hey teach - I think it looks kind of old lady-ish in muted colours, but in the bright colours its quite funky so I'm giving it a try. It looks like it will be a pretty quick knit. Finally, big needles!
Other than that, looking forward to halloween ... and dressing up the puppy!! It's the only time of the year I am allowed to put clothes on him. Although, I'm trying to work some winter booties in since the snow will be cold on his paws ... :)