I was pointed to Gold Nugget Shawl by a friend, having avoided looking at new patterns because of the many projects on needles. But that combined with seeing Shui's second version on Ravelry (I'm fiberlyone there, too, btw), I just couldn't resist. I started it to take on a trip to Hawai'i last week.
Here's the cast on from before the trip.
And progress from the trip.
The pattern isn't too hard, but it took a couple of days to get the pattern in my head. Now it's progressing pretty well. But there are other projects on the needles for the upcoming holidays, so finishing may not be as quick as I'd like.