When my mom came to visit this past weekend, I knew what I wanted us to do. I wanted her to show me how to knit arm warmers. Since last year, I've wanted a pair, and even found these ones, which are gorgeous but expensive. After talking with my mom, she assured me that even with my novice knitting skills (my repertoire includes a scarf and half of another one) I could knit my some for myself.
I wanted to knit these, but they're a bit complicated, so I'm using this pattern. We had to modify it, though, because the woman who wrote the pattern apparently has tiny arms. Instead of 42 stitches, I have 57, and I'm making them 15 inches instead of 12.
In looking for a pattern, I signed up for Ravelry. The site is addictive. I spent at least an hour looking at patterns for things I'd like to make in the future, especially for Lily. If you knit, it's a must. If you're looking for free patterns, it's a must. Like this cute sweater pattern. Swoon.