It came to my attention a few weeks ago that a dear friend of ours was in need of a cowl. I couldn't allow that situation to continue, so I started this cowl. Or I tried to...three times, but the provisional cast-on just wasn't happening.
So I went back to the drawing board (i.e. Ravelry's pattern search), and found this instead. It's called the "Cowardly Cowl". I think it's a Wizard of Oz reference, but the name felt perfect after having gotten so frustrated with the new-to-me cast-on on the first cowl.
Cowardly though it may be, I think it's an adorable pattern.