Neck rolls

September 20, 2010


It was chilly this past weekend (yay!) and I actually had to layer some shirts and bundle up a little (double yay!). I even thought I’d try to wear a scarf. Not the utilitarian kind, though – something zany, and dare I say, ‘fashionable’?

Maggie over at Mighty Girl posts about stuff she wears on trips, which interests me, and she’s talked about circle scarves. See? Right there – ‘circle scarves’ is not something that enters my fashion-less vocabulary. However, the article intrigued me. The scarves you buy from stores are super-long and cost many dollars. I’m far too cheap to ever buy one, and far to insecure to wear one in public. I needed the experience of wearing one with minimal investment.

Initiate. prototype. sequence.

Old t-shirts with stains? Check.

Scissors? Check.

Where is this shirt from?

Wearable in the house? Check. Bring on the cold!

Wearable outside the house? Um, not really. But I probably will. (Lack of fashion sense, y’know.)

Also, after this was all over and I was patting myself on the back for being so resourceful and inventive, I googled it. Turns out I am very late to the cutting-up-t-shirts game. I made three – this white one (very warm), a gray one (not warm at all – it’s from a t-shirt from college that was threadbare and ancient), and a green one (men’s t-shirt – that’s the winner).

Carefully pulled away from the front of my neck.

(Hey, here’s T.M.I. – for the past couple of years, I can’t have anything touch the front of my neck. No turtlenecks, no scarves touching the front – not even a sheet when I sleep. It icks me out and gives me a gagging feeling.)


Good luck, vampires. Try and get me and I’ll barf on you.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Neck rolls”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I have an idea about that back of the neck thing: maybe you’re a Sontaran and you don’t know it.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Oh Lauren…you are wrong…you are quite fashionable!

    This scarf is great! And they would make great Christmas gifts! Really. I wouldn’t need one for inside, but when it gets down to single digits, I would need one to match either a red coat or a white one.


  3. Rae Said on:

    I love scarves cuz when I wear my hair in a ponytail my neck gets way cold. I like the idea of a circle scarf, but I need you to figure out how to cut off a soft sweater without it unraveling…


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