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Mr. Kitty and I tend to hang out at the local Barnes and Noble occasionally due to a complete lack of anything else interesting to do in our immediate area. While he pours through car magazines, I flip through craft magazines. Usually paper craft magazines, but one evening a crochet issue caught my eye. While perusing it and vaguely wishing I possessed that particular skill, I saw an ad for the pattern for these gorgeous opera-length armwarmers. So naturally I called my beautiful sister, who is a mom and therefore required to know how to crochet, and somehow talked her into creating these for me.
With an immense degree of patience on her side, and after several adjustments due to my short, tiny arms (fittings were especially difficult since we live many, many miles apart), she completed this amazing masterpiece. In exchange, I made a beaded chain to hold her glasses. I definitely got the better end of that deal!
Although they are covered in holes, these armwarmers are extremely warm. I could only wear them in the evenings over the past weekend because we’re still enjoying a lovely, 85-degree Southern California fall. To those of you shoveling snow right now, I apologize.
I wore these armwarmers in a very early post on this blog, but I didn’t really pair them with much of an outfit. Hopefully most of my followers haven’t seen that previous post so these can get the grand debut they deserve.
The new boots are Demonias. But since this is Gloves/Armwarmers day and not Boots day, we’ll talk about these another time.
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