Welcome to the "Hate Lion Brand Homespun" Club.
But...I did make a shawl out of a couple of skeins I had. It is soft and pretty, but not very warm and I wouldn't do anything too time-consuming with it. I've never wash the shawl, but can image it will probably grow to the size of a blanket. "It's alive, it's alive!!", Dr. Frankenstein.