These arm-warmers are the Current WIP. I am using the Lettuce Arm Warmer Pattern from Debbie Stoller. As normal for Ms. Stoller’s designs, I had to go down in needle size, even when my gauge matches up. Otherwise, I end up with something too large to wear….
I also used her Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe yarn. I personally love this yarn. It’s warm, washable (I found this out on accident when my dd had a swatch in her pocket), and I like the colorways (see, I’m learning/using new knitting lingo all the time….) that this particular yarn is available in. Also, it’s cheap and that’s a biggie for me. There are so many beautiful patterns out there, but I’m frugal by necessity (i.e. poor). Many patterns I love are designed for yarns outside of my budget.
This is where my Valuable Lesson comes in and also why I haven’t posted in a while. I cheated, and didn’t swatch for one of my now-finished projects. It was supposed to be this spiral cowl pattern that I found on Ravelry. Let me repeat that it was SUPPOSED to be a cowl. Now it’s a shoulder warmer for my 4.5 year old. Swatch and Do Math. Lesson learned.