After the long and tedious task of knitting with fingering weight yarn, I needed some instant gratification.
This cowl/beanie certainly fit in the category, and I ended up not only with one item, but two!
And the yarn, oh my goodness, the softness and warmth and cosiness of the yarn...not particularly suitable for wearing right now since we're getting like 40 degrees heat lately, but come winter, I know I'm going to be real snug.
I initially was going to knit this for a friend, but even though I like it, the funnel/chimney thing at the top of the beanie may make it a little weird/funky for some. So I'm keeping it for myself.