Then, while I was downstate for my niece's 12th birthday party (I can't believe she's 12 already), my sister liked my blue shrug so much she asked for one. She wanted the sleeves to be full length, and she wanted it in really soft black. I found some really nice black yarn at Threadbender Yarn Shop down in Wyoming, MI (Grand Rapids area) the next weekend when John and I were visiting his parents. It's 52% Silk and 48% Merino Wool and SO SOFT! It was more expensive ($9.00 for 108 yards), but totally worth it. It turned out great. She'll have to hand wash it, but I think she'll love the softness. Another of my friends liked it too, so I just have to find out what color she wants it and I can make one for her!