After conversing with persons, doing a pattern search, and after some guidance, going back to the original pattern I started out with, I've got the Scottish wool going back on the needles this week:
Meanwhile, everything else is on hold. This includes Zombie Monkey. Of course, if I need a break from the cabled shawl, the monkey's going to be the first one to get pulled into action.
My goal is to have the shawl done by mid-August.
Then it's Zombie Monkey time.
Also? I may have, sort of, fallen into purchasing some of this yarn for a shrug, in the powder blue colorway.