Stay tuned for updates regarding this:
I'm back to knitting socks - this time a toe-up pair. I'll try to post some progress pictures this weekend. I'm using the magic loop method, 2 socks at once.
I also am still working on Icarus. I'm on the 5th repeat of chart 1, although I haven't decided yet whether or not I'll go for the 6th repeat.
The checkerboard afghan is still on the back burner. I probably won't pick that up again until at least this current pair of socks & the Icarus shawl are complete.