555 and shift register

Great site!

I've been watching both your 555 Timer Fade In/Out as well as the Knight Rider.

I was wondering if you could post a schematic for the 555 Timer and a Shift Register.

Ideally, I'd like to create a combination of something like the Knight Rider with the Fade In/Out.

I would use the decade counter, but the shift register is something I'd like to become more acquainted with.