With washing in the background! At last I have finished a garment which looks like the picture in the pattern and fits me. Fourth time lucky! This has got to be a mile stone! The shrug looks better on a person, but I don't think I will make a 'real' one. It's maybe a tall person's garment.
Using progressively bigger needles to make the collar worked very well. One sleeve is wider at the bottom than the other one, which is odd, because the stitch count is exactly the same. I had to frog the I-cord edging three times and they still don't match exactly, but good enough.