One of the most productive non-academic things I learned in college was how to knit.
Though I only went so far as learning the most basic and easy of knitting products: the scarf.
Even I can't mess it up ... too badly.
Over the course of two to three years, I managed to knit everyone in my family and most of my friends scarves that I gave away as Christmas and/or birthday presents.
I felt it was a practical and personal gift, since I made it myself and everyone who lives through a Midwestern winter needs sometime to keep them extra warm.
I cannot tell you how many scarves I have, both made by my own hand and given to me by other crafty friends.
I also cannot tell you how disappointed I was when I realized that the mild Southern winter isn't the most conducive to scarf-wearing.
However, there has been a recent surge in non-winter scarf appeal. I myself have one or two non-winter scarves that I love, but have never been too sure how to wear or what to wear them with.
So a simple search of "how to wear a scarf" was conducted on Google, and I found this.
It's probably the best step-by-step guide to wearing several different scarves several different ways. For those of us who are fashionably inept, it's a great tool.
Now my beautiful off-white silk scarf that was brought to me from half-way around the world may see the light of day again (I've only worn it once, when I saw "Wicked" in Chicago. Special occasion.).
Celebs love the scarves and I'm happy that I can finally wear mine without making constant adjustments of awkwardness.
I'm not very fashion-forward, if you couldn't tell.
Since I didn't post anything yesterday (and I promise, I had every intention of doing so, but time got the better of me), my post-Thanksgiving post is a tribute to one accessory I am quite thankful for: the scarf.
Additionally, my family, my boyfriend, my dog, God, my friends, my co-workers, my home and my job all top the list of things I'm thankful to have in my life right now.
Top it all off with a glass of a nice Pinot Noir (or even a cheap grocery store bottle) and I'd say that's pretty close to perfection...
Hope you all had a wonderful Turkey Day and look forward to a relaxing weekend!