Still pondering the big Olympic Knitting question. Above and beyond Stephanie's requirements (mainly that the project be personally challenging and that it not be cast on before February 10), I have some individual requirements of my own.
At this point my real contenders seem to be the Mystery Shawl Along 2 Shawl and the previously mentioned Harry Potter scarf. Also in the running, however, are the Mystery Shawl Along 1 Shawl, the wassname Shawl from last Fall's Vogue Knitting (
Maybe I should spend tomorrow hunting through my stash, in order to more fully appreciate my options.
ETA: I found the Vogue Knitting magazine, and the other shawl is #15 "Lace Wrap."