So, it's time to share! I started with this.
This linen (Neptune colorway) is a yarn I've wanted to try for some time, but didn't have a specific project in mind. Surfing the 'net one day I came across this free pattern, and it was decided.
Another confession: I was not a careful reader when I purchased the yarn for this shawl. Somehow I missed the statement that three skeins of yarn were needed; I had it in my head that it was a one-skein project. (Wishful thinking, I suppose.) I bought one skein and started on my merry way. About halfway through that skein it became obvious that one skein was not going to complete the project. When I reread the materials list, I saw that a total of three skeins was required. So, time for more yarn!
Right now I'm at the very end of the first skein, though I'm a little more than one-third of the way through the pattern repeats. The pattern calls for a reverse single crochet border as the finishing touch for the shawl, so that will probably account for the remaining yarn.
I'm interested to see how this yarn responds once laundered, if it softens up as promised. For now, I just need to keep the momentum going and enjoy the process as I go!