I started the arm warmers with an I/9 crochet hook and am crocheting single crochets in the back loops so I get a nice ribbing. As I went along, I noticed that the yarn made nice stripes as I went. Since the wrist part will be done in the round, I'm eager to see how it looks.
I also found that I really don't care for the Boye crochet hooks. The hook end is too rounded for my taste. I usually use Susan Bates hooks but didn't have one in the correct size.
The turquoise socks are still in progress and I have about 5" left to go before I start on the toe section.