I have started knitting more shawls to get a feel for the type of patterns there are out there and how they are written/laid out/etc. I enjoyed knitting this shawl because I enjoyed the combination of the pattern and the yarn. I used the yarn that the author used because I loved the rainbow around the edge of the shawl. it turned out nicely and I realized that I needed more blocking squares if I'm going to block more shawls.
I also just love all things rainbow!