The shrug is going really fast! I have a goal of at least one full repeat of the pattern each evening, and that's going well. It's also nice that I feel comfortable putting it down after that one repeat, rather than feeling driven by it. Tomorrow I'm on my last full repeat, and then I go back to the more narrow width, which should finish even faster.
Then I get to knit the diamond-border for the whole thing. I have a feeling that will take longer than I think.