Ran out of yarn
Even though I spun up more then the suggested amount and close to he same gauge, I only finished about 1/2 of my shawl before I ran out of my handspun. I know the shawl in the magazine was smaller in diameter then the original pattern, and I wonder if she forgot to factor that in when she wrote it.
The wool tends to variegate in a very subtle way. Just the natural color of the sheep, its lighter and darker wool just happens to come together abd blip and stripe here and there. After combing, after plying, it amazes me it isn't all a marled solid grey. It's mad crazy love, I tell you.
The other good thing about spinning is that as long as you have more fleece, you can make more yarn. No worries. I'll need another bobbin full (about 5 ounces) I guess to finish the edge. So I figure I'll give it a rough block to help be join the folded circle and attach the (long) edging.