seemingly endless hours of travel both in the car and on a plane might sound like murder to most people, but for this chickadee, it is an opportunity to knit non-stop. the noro kureyon sock yarn that left the house coiled up tightly in a ball returned in the shape of a shoulder hugging shawl. just one skein was used to make my version of this wavy wrap, another pattern found on ravelry. (you lucky non-ravelers can also find sarah bradberry's endlessly adjustable instructions for her feather and fan shawl online here)
the pattern is perfect for any type of yarn, from the thinnest lace-weight to the woolliest worsted. just use the appropriate needle for your yarn selection and repeat the working section of the pattern until you've made enough waves...or, in my case, until you run out of yarn. variegated yarn stripes-up superbly but solids or semi-solids would look lovely as well.