I know this is a tad late but here's the finished shrug . It fits nice, it was fast, it's pretty... all in all, I'm very pleased with it...
Here's the front (the back is exactly the same) of a bag I'm knitting using four very pretty skeins of Mountain Mohair from the Green Mountain Spinnery. [Note: The colors in the photo are way off. That ugly gray color in there is actually a really nice pistachio green!]
I was planning on having the bag (pattern from the original Stitch and Bitch) finished by Mother's Day, but I don't think it's not going to happen. Oh sure, I could finish knitting the sides, bottom and straps in time and sew it all together but I'd also like to sew a cloth lining (with pockets) into it as well and since I have no idea how to do that, it might take me a while.
And here are some of the Noro granny crochet blocks... Pretty but scratchy.