By Judy Kurtz - 02/07/12 12:36 AM EST
While many people in the public eye wouldn’t want to be caught dead donning the same outfit more than once, Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) was seen sporting the same distinct accessory most of last week.
But the lawmaker wasn’t shy about being snapped several times by photogs wearing the blue and white scarf, because the toasty clothing item isn’t just about being stylish. It represents something far deeper than that.
Horak says the striped wrap was her first knit creation, telling the affiliate, “I didn’t know how to knit. I never knitted before.”
Carson heard about Horak’s story and was impressed by her skills with the needle, so he decided to wear the handcrafted accessory out and about for nearly a week leading up to the big game. It has since been dubbed the “Super Scarf.”
Horak says she was excited for the congressman to venture out in the cold while wearing her yarn. Carson could not be reached for comment by press time.