I've cast on a lovely lilac shawl to wear to Weaving Friend's wedding next month. Don't panic, it's a plain stockinette top-down triangle with a simple lace edging. It's really pretty, although I have made another discovery about my knitting personality. The corollary to "don't knit insanely complicated beaded things to a deadline" is "don't knit insanely boring plain things to a deadline". 106 rows of stockinette stitch, and every other row gets 4 stitches longer? Oy.
Still, I'm about halfway done with the stockinette and then just need to do the lace. Perhaps if I crack on I'll be doing lace by Monday!