It seems my grand plans for knitting a sweater a month are long defunct and instead this might be the year of the sock yarn shawlette. So far this year I have knit three and have a fourth and fifth on the needles. Why? Well they're easy to carry around, usually require only one skein of sock yarn, they knit up fairly quickly and they're pretty stylish. Not to mention it seems everyone in the knitting world has similar ideas but there are dozens and dozens of different patterns out there. My Ravelry que is filled with shawl patterns. Another draw of the shawlette right now is it's so flipping hot (we've been under a heat advisory since last week) and working on another bigger than a mini-shawl seems daunting.