I found this shawl pattern called "Nurmilintu," and the asymmetrical structure reminded me of the "Hitchhiker." I like the look of the lacy sections, so thought I'd give it a try. The cast-on was started on the plane ride to Boston, and I got a good start while either in planes or airports. But now I've completed 5 sections, and working on the 6th. I chose lace weight yarn and size 2 needles; I'm quite sure the pattern actually calls for a little heavier weight yarn and bigger needles, but it can be done either way, depending on preference. After this last section of lace, the pattern calls for the bind-off. But of course, one can continue to add sections, and I think that's what I will do. I'd like the length to be another 6 inches longer...or so. The lace sections should be more visible/interesting after I block it.
The knitting is kind of slow in terms of progress, but I think I'm just getting impatient. One stitch at a time...I remind myself.