I did it, I finished the shawl. I was utterly delighted with the colorway and with the fingering wool that I purchased at a fiber festival a few years ago. The skein is a single ply but easy to knit with and has a wonderful hand.
The kindness shawl pattern would be a perfect pattern to try if you are a beginning-intermediate knitter who knows all the basic stitches in knitting and can follow patterns. I will definitely make this shawl again since it uses up 400 yards of fingering weight indie-dyed wool - you know the ones that knitters collect, I have them and you might have them in your stash as well.
My ravelry notes are here