I completed my Madeleinetosh Honey Cowl appropriately on the first day of spring.
I used a heavier weight yarn than the pattern called for (worsted vs. dk) and I haven't blocked it (I've never blocked anything) yet, so it's difficult to discern the pattern. Plus there are some goofs that I didn't catch until I was too far along (too lazy to rip out) so it is uniquely mine.
I'm not a huge fan of purling, so I'm not sure if I will make another. But this should get good use by me and my daughters who are coveting it.