Finally, something finished. Here is the Somewhat Cowl (kit has been sitting in my craft room for nearly 3 years).
Project Details: I started on February 28th and finished on June 30th. I wasn't focused on working on it all the time. Just here and there. I didn't make any pattern modifications, but as you can see it will HAVE to be worn with a tank underneath. I used the yarn that was called for which is Blue Sky Alpaca & Silk. The pattern called for 7 skeins but I really used 6 skeins and about a foot out of the last skein. So, I needed it but not all of it. I knit it on size 6 needles.
My overall comments are that the ribbing for the neck was a pain in the butt - took forever. But, that I like the end result. I'm not sure I can wear it in summer (because it feels a bit hot).
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!