I was unable to find a suitable button in my stash so off I went to the LYS yarn store. I found a beautiful wooden button and knew it was a winner. This evening, we had my parents over for dinner. Before breaking out the deck of cards, I HAD to finish the cowl. (School starts again tomorrow and I was hoping to have it ready to wear for the first day back.)
Below is the finished product. I love it. It's the new scarf. I'm seeing a lot of these types of things in my future if my classroom is as cold as I think it will be.