It caught my eye immediately. It was a red infinity scarf. It must have been knit on needles size 5 or smaller as the stitches were pretty small. It had eyelet pattern panels interspersed with garter ridges.
As I do when I see interesting scarves that I could conceivably make, I mentally deconstructed the thing.
"Scarves aren't against dress code, are they?"
The girl caught me staring at her scarf. And, as is common with teenagers everywhere, she assumed that I was finding fault.
Once I ascertained that she thought I was planning on citing her for dress code, I assured her that my interest was purely as a knitter. I asked a couple questions about the scarf, and then it was time to start class.
It's not quite cold enough for me to pull out my alligator scarf, but maybe soon? Not if the weather forecasts are correct. Sigh.