I made both of these to fulfill urgent needs this month.
Had to find something to wear to a wedding:
Glampyre's City Shawl - http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id125.html
In Lang Yarns Moon, took less than 2 weeks.
Has anyone else made one? I can't remember seeing any. I recommend it!
(I'm hoping it's not too obvious that I lost my place *twice* in the ultra-simple lace pattern and disturbed the diagonal lines. I, uh, meant to do that. Really, I was just in a hurry! )
And had to keep my poor ears warm:
Knitty's Coronet - http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTcoronet.html
Took less than one week.
For some reason, I did it in twisted stockinette stitch. I think it was because I ended up knitting it inside out, and apparently my purls are twisted. I don't really understand that, but whatever, I get around it..... (Has anyone else had these escher moments where your certain your knitting the way you've always been knitting, but suddenly it's twisted?)
More pictures and more details (probably too many) on my blog.
Thanks for looking!