We moved to Alaska two years ago, and were introduced to these fun psuedo-scarves as soon as the snow rolled in (which was in mid-September). We were not able to find them for sale anywhere here so, being a fairly accomplished seamstress, I made several for my kids. My then-8-year-old son dubbed them Neck Socks.
He had been looking for a way to earn money for all the things an 8 year old boy "needs". And since he and his sister were also interested in sewing, he asked if we could start a Neck Sock business. So, here it is. Oh, and the kids get the profits!
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