The old model. Not shown: how it would shriek while setting it up, causing Antares to flee in horror. Also not shown: how it would fall down unexpectedly, sometimes right in the middle of me pressing something.
Our new ironing board friend? Looks cheery. Is manufactured in a way so it will not fall down unexpectedly. Also has the same kind of legs as the old one, so I can still use the same closet hangers.
Meanwhile, here's a picture of my completed shrug. If I make this again I will size up one size (to accommodate my large arms) and extend the front pieces so they meet. Still, this is fine. And its very cozy.