This is my first try at a neck warmer or cowl. Tammy's was my second. Had to do a test run. And I'm happy to say that I'm not embarrassed to wear it in public. :) They are really fun to knit and so quick compared to a scarf! I also love that I was able to use some antique buttons given to me by Jeff's grandmother. They add a little sparkle and it warms my heart and my neck at the same time.