These crochet collars were made, I think, by my grandmother.
I found them among her things after she passed away.
I've never used them. I keep them safe in a cupboard
and take them out once a year to wash and iron.
I have other unused treasure stashed with them -
embroidered tablecloths and handkerchiefs and such.
I sometimes question the sanity of that cupboard,
but who could bear to part with handmade treasures?