Thursday, January 1, 2015

More Sleeves


When I was growing up in the 70's, everybody--including me--wanted a puffy down vest, even though they have always perplexed me. I actually find vests confusing, because my arms are the coldest thing on me, and all I've ever really wanted, apart from being one of the cool vest kids, was to have more sleeves. More sleeves, less coat. A coatless sleeve, instead of the other way around. The puffy down vest makes a regular fashion comeback, I notice, and I still don't really understand it. Aren't your arms freezing? Mine are. Thank goodness, as always, for knitting. The (so easy! So easy you won't believe it!) pattern is here. I used a precious skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in the very "Lemongrass"-ish color "Chameleon" on US 2 dpns. I put them on the minute the last end was woven in, and I haven't taken them off yet.