I finished my shrug on Monday night. It needed buttons, which I have now added. So, as promised, here are the pictures.
The shrug was knitted to the “Evening Star” pattern from issue 26 of Simply Knitting. I didn’t use the recommended yarn though; I used some 50% wool 50% acrylic which I bought on e-bay. Because it is knitted in one piece it’s asymmetrical, which gives it a nice look, I think. I’m really pleased with it!
I went to a local button shop and bought some nice shiny shell buttons, they were more expensive than I expected, but I haven’t really bought buttons before, and frankly this has cost so little to make (except for in time!) that I don’t begrudge a fiver or so for buttons.
So I'm overall pretty pleased with myself, the shrug is very nice. I was hoping to wear it to this weekend’s wedding but it clashes with the dress I bought, so it’s going to have its first outing for my Dad’s birthday celebrations in a couple of weeks’ time. Brilliant, huh?
 - I have decided to wear the shrug today (3/5) because I can't wait!