Scarves are wonderful accessories whether worn on the head, neck or around the waist. They can dramatically change any outfit by adding color, texture and shape. Originally men used scarves to wipe sweat from their brow or neck. As women began to use them they evolved from being practical to a fashion accessory. In some countries it is customary for women to keep their face covered with a scarf. After being almost absent for decades, scarves have become popular again in Western culture and are now ubiquitous amongst women regardless the season. Tying scarves can get very creative and it doesn’t seem to be right or left hand biased.
Sandy: I have a 2 degree tolerance in either direction so sometimes I wear a scarf to regulate my fluctuating body temperature by covering my neck or letting the scarf hang open. One of my favorite scarves is pashmina, large enough to use as a wrap across my shoulders but can also be worn lushly around my neck. Because pashmina’s cashmere wool is a very fine fiber, it is soft and lightweight, yet will keep me warm.
Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.