Lion Brand Yarn sent me some Shawl in a Ball to play with. I immediately began crocheting up this VIRUS SHAWL. It was fun to crochet it with the videos on youtube. It's in real time, so I didn't have to keep starting and stopping. Once I had finished all 5 sections, I had the hang of it and could finish it on my own. The yarn is light and has a little halo. I love watching the color change....And one ball makes a shawl so it's a great purchase. I think it would be wonderful for road trips. One ball is all you need!