Yes, I am a Cowlifornia girl, born and raised. But it even gets cold here too. Those of you digging out in Colorado and on the East Coast are laughing right now. But it is true. We get cold. Have you noticed how Cowls are HOT? Everything old becomes new again. When I was in high school, way back in the 70's, Cowl Necks were so popular. I loved them because it was loose around the neck. I am sort of claustrophobic and I can't stand anything tight around my neck. I love these knitted and crochet cowls I am seeing everywhere. I made mine using a pattern on the back of this yummy thick tweed yarn. But I adapted it to the length I wanted it to be. It is done in the round. I didn't want it tight, and I didn't want to make my first one long enough for a double twist, just in case I didn't like it. I started this the other night, and foolishly only bought one skein. I had to run back to get another. It takes a little under two. I plan on making a chunky flower to go on it. But for now, here it is.