But last week I found these wooden buttons in the perfect shade.
I sewed them on last night while the wind was howling outside and the snow was accumulating at the front door!!
The cowl is from Alana of Never Not Knitting blog. It's called Shawl Collared Cowl. It's very thick and with the cowl collar, it fit very high and tight around my neck. Great for any winter storm coming my way.
I used yarn is 100% alpaca from Misty Haven Alpacas. I fell in love with the colour right away. It's a little heavier than what the pattern called for but the pattern could be ajusted easily to accomodate the chunky yarn.