While I happily modeled this cowl, I had only a small part in making it. I advised on yarn selection and when to cast off, but Sweet Husband did the work.
As any one of my knitting friends could tell you, listening to my advice on the question of, "Should I cast off yet? Or do I have enough yarn for one more round?" is just foolhardy. (I play chicken with the end of my skeins and frequently loose.) But Sweet Husband seemed content to take advantage of my experience, and--for this time, at least--all was well.