I have finished the knitting part of the shrug. There was a bit of a fight at the end, with me trying to decide how to match my bind-off to my cast-on, since the shrug is knit side-to-side. Call me an old fogey, but I generally like cuffs to match. More or less.
So now I have to do my verimost favorite part of knitting: sewing in and sewing up. Blargh.
I really should take a finishing class. Everything else I'm pretty good at figuring out, but my finishing is sometimes not the best. This may be from lack of practice, because I'm from the The Less Seams The Better school of thought. Gimme something top-down and/or in the round any day.