Just got this off the needles...
It is the "Chunky Button-up Neckwarmer-Cowl" pattern, Ravelry Link Here
(Be sure to check out the pattern too, the designer shows at least six different ways to wear it!)
I really liked the concept of this neckwarmer because the buttons make it very customizable for the wearer. Such a simple design and many, many different options. I didn't knit it with anyone in mind, but I still think it will make a lovely gift for someone on my holiday list this year.
I did some serious stash busting with this one combining some pretty Homespun left over from a shawl and some lilac Caron's Simply Soft Eco...I was kind of worried while working on it because I thought my yarn choices were going to make the fabric too bulky, but it proved to be a good choice because it yielded a warm and soft drape.
...finished it off with some mother of pearl buttons, which picked up the purple hues from the yarn...happy with this project!