A year late but finally started my shrug. Like many people, I had a really tough time starting (and ripping and restarting a few times) but I think I've finally got it. The tips on this KAL have been very helpful.
I'm using LL Worsted in Black Purl and Charcoal, and have Grace in Charcoal for the trim. So far I'm only on the second repeat, but I'll try to post more as the shrug gets larger.
How's everyone else coming along?