an alphabet of thanks “S”

Scarves.  I’m thankful for scarves. I have at least thirty of them.  Many of them, I’ve knitted or crocheted myself. For a number of years, I made scarves for our local rescue mission.  I’m not bragging but I’m a “speed” knitter. It only takes me a couple of hours and it’s a great way to use up leftover yearn.

I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve done a fair amount of traveling because of hubby’s mucho, and I do mean mucho, frequent flyer miles.  I have scarves from all over the world.  Some of them are so big, I’ve used them as table runners. I’ve also bought many, many scarves as presents.

I have to say, I’m glad I like scarves  because it’s the only thing I could afford when we traveled..  It kind of helped me keep my focus and not look at those items I couldn’t afford anyway. Some of my scarves I don’t wear much as I they don’t serve me well right now . But I don’t get discard them. Their beautiful colors and textures remind me of all the beautiful places I’ve seen- the “textures” of the people, the cities, the landscape.

Plus, scarves hide a not-so-perfect chin and neck.  They add a lot to an outfit. In fact, they sometimes make the outfit. In the winter, I always wear a scarf because it finishes the “look”. But in the summer, I can’t bring myself to wearing them although a chiffon or silk scarf in the evening would be ok.

So today I’m thankful for all my beautiful scarves and the memories they bring to mind every time I wear them.