Finally finished this cowl. I woke up early this morning to little scratching and chewing noises (there is something poking around our attic setting up winter camp, I fear). All that was left was sewing in the loose ends and positioning the buttons.
These buttons are extremely large, real wood buttons. Such a nice texture that only adds to the splendor of the yarn and pattern (it's a very chunky stitch).
You can find out more about the pattern and yarn on my ravelry page....HERE