I apologize for the picture. Our camera is over at a friend's house, so I had to resort to the camera phone. While it is normally better than this, the room doesn't have the best lighting for this kind of thing.
This is the Elegant (or was it Evening) shrug that I knit up for one of the lovely ladies at the chocolate shop. I am going to bring it by tomorrow, and she'll be able to give it as a gift this weekend. I cut it very close to the line on this one, because the short rows (combined with picking up stitches in a hard to see knit) was giving me the heebie jeebies.
This shrug feels a little oversized. I made the medium, but if I were making this for myself I would probably make the small. I will probably make this for myself someday soon. I have about half a monster skein of Oak Grove yarn left from the Ruffled Capelet I made a couple of years ago. I think this would look pretty snazzy in a nice simple dark yarn (probably a rich brown) with the collar being a showpiece of yarn and color.
I hope that she likes this (and that the recipient likes it when she gets it). I've already started Convertible, and am just through the first lace pattern repeat (only 33 more lace repeats to go!).