Well, after an EXTREMELY long hiatus, I picked up the Icarus Shawl a little over a week ago. The pattern is from the Summer 2006 issue of Interweave Knits, by Miriam Felton. In a matter of 8 days, I have gone from a measly 3% complete to 31% complete. I should be finished with this in about 2 weeks if I just continue to work on this and this alone. However - I may decide to knit 6 repeats of chart 1 rather than just 5. I'll decide that once I finish the 5th repeat. Right now I am about half way through the 4th repeat.
Of course, that means my sons's Checkerboard afghan is now on the back burner. It's about 40% complete.