I've never done a shawl with this method before, but am really happy with the results. I liked getting the "hard" part out of the way first. Plus, if I messed up the lace part at all, there wasn't much to pick out.
The final shawl will be knit in Sunrise Fiber Co. Classic Sock in the color Galaxy. I'll definitely post more, and better, photos when the final shawl is finished.