The MOH shrug is finished. After I finished sewing it up last night, I asked my boyfriend to take a picture of me in it, for the blog. I told him, "Focus on the shrug, not on me." After a little big of generous cropping, this is what we have:
This was cobbled together from a couple of patterns. The general shape was taken from the I Do shrug from Knitty, and the lace patterns were taken from Evelyn Clark's Swallowtail Shawl. It's a little bit snug around the upper arms right now. Without the intended recipient around to check for proper fit, I think I'll unpick the mattress stitch and knit in an additional repeat. Or two. But I think it's really cute.