I finished my first ever cowl last Tuesday. Yay! I made it out of the leftover skein I bought on my trip to Overland Park, KS this summer. Ann told me to get some size 8 needles, cast on 100 stitches, knit to the last 3 yards, then bind off. It goes well with a lot of my clothes, and I got a bunch of compliments at Knit Night on Wednesday.
This is what it looks like when your boyfriend forces you on an impromptu nature hike/cold-weather-survival training hike:
I look like a terrorist. Super.