The time I had to knit during my travels and during the conference allowed me to finish this:
The Shetland Triangle shawl from Wrap Style is a terrific first lace project--and it is also great for conference-knitting when you can't spend every moment looking at your knitting or a pattern.
I knit it from luxurious Handmaiden Sea Silk, easy to knit with and luscious to touch. The yarn is a bit slippery so I recommend using a bamboo needle.
Using 11 pattern repeats to give a 6 ft. width to the shawl, I used all of one ball plus just enough extra to bind off the final row. (I think David may knit this same shawl with the second ball and knit only 10 repeats.)