I feel honored!
For me the question usually is: Why should it not
look like this? But then again you are blind to your own work in a way (which also makes you love the ugly things, so it is alright).
I will soon have my yarn!!! And then I go about making the twin for my aunt. I will be more than happy to change to another color, when making the one for my friend.
I have noticed, though, that the shrug looks a lot better on skinnier people. But well, I am not, so I love it the way it looks on me. But I will make it the same size for both others (they tried it on) and it looks really good despite the difference in shape.