Before I go, I wanted to share this week's finished projects, however - first, I was able to finish my Zilver shawl with plenty of time to block and dry before leaving town...that is, if something in my luggage hadn't leaked all over it. I am currently re-blocking it, which is a shame because I had really been looking forward to wearing it at the show.
Zilver is a free pattern from Lisa Mutch of Northbound Knitting, an etsy dyer/designer selling excellent yarns, fibers and patterns. For my shawl, I used one skein of Sincere Sheep Cushy in Winter's Night, however (though knitting with some of Lisa's yarns is on my to-do list - the fiber I bought earlier this year was fantastic to spin with!). The yardage is a little less than the yarn that's called for in the pattern, so I just bound off earlier than specified; it still makes a very nice-sized shawl!
I also finished my Destash Draft Snake, isn't he cute? I stuffed him full of leftover bits of yarn and fiber, so he will be really great at keeping drafts at bay once winter rolls around (either I'm planning ahead or just really behind the times, I haven't decided yet!).
Even though I won't be back in Chicago til Tuesday afternoon, I pre-scheduled a special post for Monday, so I hope you'll come back to check it out!