Section 1, took forever.
Section 2, quick, two new colours.
Section 3, the worrisome one all along. It's a great big chunk, and it's all one yarn, so I found lots of knitted examples of this shawl where this section just leapt out at one rather alarmingly. I'm not sure I solved the problem by having this wild multicoloured yarn. I thought I was so clever using one yarn with all the colours, but of course the others are muted by being used in combination. Hmm.
Section 4... I followed the directions and used colour D, the beige. If I hadn't, I would have had to use beige and pink in section 5 and that would not have worked either. Doubts are creeping in. The pattern says to use D for the edging, too, but I suspect I will disobey that instruction.
Section 5, should be finished shortly. Pink and blue, stripes knitted in the same direction as sections 1 and 3.
The whole, thus far.
Every knitting project is an experiment. I will learn things about using colour by making this, but it's highly unlikely I'll make another one to put my new knowledge to use. Something I will remember: don't expect bright pink and bright green to combine into anything but muddiness!