After about two and a half weeks of working on this cowl I finished all the stitching and had only two things left to do. 1. Pick up the provisional cast on stitches and 2. graft the two ends together. Well, I started the project with a 2x2 rib knit and did not pick up the stitches correctly. I'm going to have to either start over or find some way to pick every stitch back up on the original cast on. I've been trying to pick them back up since last night and have failed every time... looks like I'm starting over.