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Poll Results: Who wore their scarves the best? (This is a multi choice poll)

Poll expired: Jan 25, 2016 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 17% of voters (6)
    Crusty
  • 20% of voters (7)
    Gerry Nelson
  • 17% of voters (6)
    Claghorn
  • 2% of voters (1)
    Merick
  • 8% of voters (3)
    Mr. Knightley
  • 11% of voters (4)
    Clouseau
  • 20% of voters (7)
    MeachamLake
  • 8% of voters (3)
    Bienluienapris
  • 5% of voters (2)
    Tom Miler
  • 23% of voters (8)
    Andy 57
  • 11% of voters (4)
    Sycsyc
  • 5% of voters (2)
    Gyasih
  • 11% of voters (4)
    DiplomaticTies
  • 5% of voters (2)
    Pravda
  • 8% of voters (3)
    Chocsosa
  • 5% of voters (2)
    Academic2
34 Total Votes  
post #31 of 42

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.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 1/23/16 at 8:05pm
post #32 of 42
Thread Starter 
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post #33 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

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.

Cheers,

Ac

If Rapunzel's hair isn't long enough you could easily save the fair maiden with that scarf!
Edited by DiplomaticTies - 1/24/16 at 3:29pm
post #34 of 42

 Congratulations, Andy 57.  An impressive outfit.

 

Thoughts on what's next?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #35 of 42

First reaction: I'm deeply flattered and thank you!

 

Second reaction: Oh, dear, what do I do now? This eventuality never occurred to me. Do I have to think up something for the next challenge? Do I have to engage in an activity that requires creativity?

 

I am open to suggestions. Also, as a practical matter, what do I have to do?

post #36 of 42

Congratulations, @Andy57! Well done!

 

Thanks to everyone who voted for me as well!

 

 

For the next challenge:

 

You need to come up with a theme for the next challenge. This theme is entirely up to you but I'm sure there will be plenty of ideas

 

Once you do, start a new thread in the Classic Menswear forum with a title like "Friday Challenge <Date> - <Title>".

 

Make an announcement in the HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014) and WAYWRN: Classic Menswear, Casual Style threads with a link to the challenge.

 

Just before voting is due to start, edit your thread to include a poll, add in the entries and choose a closing date for the poll.

 

You can see how the other challenges have been run and pretty much copy the format.

 

Reach out if you have any questions.

post #37 of 42

Congrats Andy, well done !!!

post #38 of 42

Well done Andy. Yours was my favorite scarf in the panel.

post #39 of 42
Congrats Andy
post #40 of 42
Good job, Andy.
post #41 of 42
post #42 of 42

Congrats Monsieur,

very smart indeed.

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