This is definitely not an entry, but a distinctly outdoors scarf posted just for its potential interest and originally brought to mind by @Claghorn ‘s story about his grandmother and reinforced by the current blizzard some here are experiencing.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This bulky-knit scarf was hand-knitted for me about thirty-five years ago by my maternal grandmother, back when I used on occasion to spend time outdoors in some of the colder parts of the American northeast where the temperature at times could drop below zero (F). It’s about 106” long, including the fringes, so it can be wrapped several times around the neck or body as appropriate for the conditions, and is brightly colored to provide visibility if hunters are around.
Folded in half to fit in photo with tape measure:
Before wrapping around:
Close-up of yarn and pattern:
Combined with a knit cap, one can easily wrap it a couple of additional times around the face to improvise a ski mask if conditions demand (or if overcome by a sudden urge to rob a convenience store …)
Thanks, grandmother. R.I.P.
Edited by Academic2 - 1/23/16 at 8:05pm