I think I bought the pattern and yarn for the Clinton Cowl a few years ago. It's a Borroco pattern and the yarn is Berroco Vintage. When I bought it, I was worried it was too hard for me, which is probably why it sat around for so long, just languishing in my stash.
Something -- I don't know what -- inspired me to dig it out (which wasn't all that easy as I have my stash stowed away all over the house). I started knitting and -- it's not so hard after all!
I've started the third season of the Killing, so I can see this cowl just flying off the needles.
And the week is flying by -- just two more days until winter break! I can't wait to do nothing but read and knit! And make cookies, of course.