Well, I knew it when I was knitting my shrug that the gauge wasn't right, but I continued anyway to see what it would look like when finished. The sleeves were way too large, although the back part seemed to fit pretty well.
I ripped everything out and have started working up my own pattern now and testing it out. I've decided to do the sleeves on a circular in the round with smaller needles. Hope it turns out, or else I'll be frogging again,
Now if I could only find a good block of time to devote to this project
Happy knitting to all,