Sunday, January 20, 2008

Thanks, Trish!

For the first time in my life, I actually know how to use a knit scarf to keep my neck warm!

I walk outdoors a lot, in all sorts of weather, so I frequently am wandering through sub-freezing breezes. (Like tonight, for instance, when it was 25 degrees with a 20mph chill wind over snowy ground.) A warm knit scarf began to sound very appealing after the first year of my winter walks, so I got a couple of them as Christmas gifts. Problem was, I had no idea what to do with them. Oh, I knew where they went, but I ended up wrapping them around my neck multiple times so that they either bunched up, became tourniquet-like, or flopped loose in the breeze.

Then, at dinner on Wednesday night, I saw Trish preparing her scarf before she went outside in the Wednesday night snow and chill. She folded the scarf in half, put it around her neck, tucked the ends loosely through the loop, and adjusted. Bingo, she had a scarf that kept her neck warm, looked good, didn't choke her, and didn't fall off the first time she moved.

I tried it, and it worked!

For the past few nights, my neck has actually stayed warm and I was comfortable--thanks, Trish!


Lanny said...

Oh, so THAT'S how you wear a scarf...

I just got up and tried it myself. Works like a charm.

There does seem to be a certain self defense liablity though as the configuration is quite noose-like.

Oh Charles...what say ye?

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Yep, same problem as a necktie. If you see trouble coming, get the tie or the scarf off quick so your opponent can't use it to choke you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cliff, never had the knack for those things either, just usually throw them around my neck. Read this and tried it....I works great. Thanks, I know in the morning when its 20 degrees when I leave the house I will love this!
Cousin Pam