Is it too late to jump on this bandwagon?
After pretty much everyone in Blogland has already made one... I bought the OSW pattern from Glampyre last night. I'm going to use the beautiful Silk Garden from my Secret Pal. (I was originally thinking of making a bi-color brioche scarf with that plus some stash Cash Iroha, but I already have a gazillion scarves.) This will be for my cousin, who just had a baby two weeks ago. Something to keep her shoulders warm without interfering with her nursing tops. After that, I'm going to make another one for myself, with some mods. The shrug I was making for myself in Silk Garden color 34 is not really working out, so I'm going to rip it and make an OSW out of it instead. I don't really want a tight little shrug, however, so
1. Even though I measure right in the middle of the size range, I'm going to make the largest size,
2. I'm going to make the sleeve trim longer and in ribbing instead of seed stitch, and
3. I'm going to make the back/front/neck ribbing much longer than the pattern says. Maybe even long enough to close at the front with a pin, like this.