I wore my heavy winter coat only a couple of times. Fingerless gloves were enough and I don't think I ever put on my snowboots.
This cowl is meant for blizzards and temperatures that hover around 0. Never happened.
Then Spring appeared and all thoughts of a cold winter were shoved back into the ziploc bag and placed into the bottom of the UFO bag.
Between yesterday's "serious cold" and me finishing a few gift projects, the time was right to finally finish the cowl. There were only a few more stitches and the bind-off left to do.