Of the shrug on me. I haven't sewn the ends in yet but I will get round to it. The main problem I have with the size is I'm not sure if it's tight enough round the body, having said that if it were a normal cardi I wouldn't expect it to be too figure hugging. At first I thought the sleeves were too long as well but now I feel okay about them, I think that with the shape of them it actually looks quite nice with them long.
The fabric loosened up nicely after a quick wizz through some soapy water and rinsing. While I was knitting it it felt quite stiff, but it's actually draping quite nicely now and feels quite soft.
I knitted it in some Rowan Tweedy stuff that I got at Stowe's of Sowerby for £1-00 a skein. It took two skeins and a bit (just over 200g). Used size 4.5mm circular bamboos and a set of 4.5mm bamboo DPNs to start it off on. The pattern was dead easy to follow (once I actually read it right) and quite quick once I got down to it. I liked knitting it.