Well, I decided I'm going to custom-order a zipper for my brother's sweater, so it may be a while before that one's actually done. It's not very functional without being able to zip it closed (the stretchy ribbing makes it look like there's no front at all!), so he'll just have to wait on that one. Good thing it's still August!
I finished the shawl I'm test knitting for Stephen West last night and now it's blocking. I liked the way the edge looked before blocking though.
It actually reminded me of those flowers I posted about in my last post, which I now know are called "Cockscomb." Thanks, Anne!
I think I may have had enough yarn to do one more repeat before the edging, but I didn't want to chance it. I love this yarn though, Pagewood Farm St. Elias (80% BFL, 20% nylon) in the Mississippi Mud colorway. I'll post more details when I have finished photos. You can find the pattern page on Ravelry, but it won't be available until the 31st.
I should start knitting the second sock for my brother, he's heading off to school a week from today.