I also made a neckwarmer using a terrific pattern by Vicki Suan thanks to Vera's recent post on it.
I didn't realize my buttons were on the opposite side, no matter, it slips over my head anyway and it allowed me to use some vintage buttons (and the picture doesn't show it, but they are "abalone" color in the center of the flower and petals. I followed the exact pattern and use Malabrigo Worsted in Mystery Purple.
I had enough of the Malabrigo (the pattern only took about 150 yards or so) to make a few felted bowls-pic is of one of the unfelted ones (haven't felted them yet) for to hold stitch markers and such.
Off to make a different neckwarmer/cowl-it's cold here!