Cool thing number 2: I finished Pear Drop. I love it.
The pattern is from Ysolda Teague's book Saturday Treat which has some pretty freaking adorable accessories in it. To knit this pattern, you sart with the edging and knit it side to side, then you pick up along the top of the edging and knit the body of the shawl up decreasing to make the crescent shape.
I used Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace yarn in colorway Midnight. The yarn is 50% silk 50% merino--in other words, absolute heaven. The silk gives it beautiful sheen and drape and the merino ensure that it's still warm and soft. I "split" the skein with a friend that I knit with--gave her half the price of the skein for half of the yardage--because the shawl only needs about 275 yards for the small size and a full skein is over 1000 yards. I weighed my leftovers when I got done and I have 25.6 grams left, so theoretically I could just eek out a second one if I wanted.
Cool thing number 3: Finishing the Pear Drop means that I now ONLY have 10 projects currently on the needles. I know that that sounds like tons to some people but I haven't had so few in a long time. My (probably unreachable) goal is to get it down to five and keep it there.
Cool thing number 4: Everyone else's finished projects linked up over at Tami's Amis.