I cast on for the shrug on Saturday, but then decided I was going to knit it in the round, so I started over. I've gotten past all the increases, and have done one repeat back and forth.
Since I'm totally changing the pattern by knitting parts of it in the round there is quite a bit more figuring out to do. On WS rows I have to do the opposite of what's written, and that can be difficult to remember.
Anyways, here's a picture of my progress. I like how soft it is, and I think it'll be nice to wear.