Wednesday, August 15, 2007

2 Pairs of Pants in 2 Weeks

I finished my blue longies last night! They look really nice, I'm very happy with them. Now I just need to lanolize them today and then wait the 2 days it takes for them to dry, then they're off to their new home!

5 comments:

hook & needle said...

Okay, you've piqued my interest. What kind of yarn do you use for these pants, and what pattern? Toby loves them, right? I wonder if I should make some for the b man...

I hope I get around to finishing another project today. I'm working my fingers off but it doesn't seem to be getting anywhere...

Chel said...

I use this pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTcargo.html They are pretty easy, knit in the round (the less seams the better for me!). If you do a web search for "longies" you'll see several patterns. I've seen them for crochet too. I've been using elastic waists, but I'm thinking about switching to a rib waist with a drawstring so they're more adjustable. I make them with merino wool (the wool is for the diaper cover), but if you're not using them as a diaper cover, any soft yarn would work. It generally takes me 1.5 skeins, so enough leftover for a hat or something. I have some awesome black yarn saved up for a pair for Toby for this winter...I'm going to use them for pajama pants I think (the wool will be nice and warm!). HTH!

hook & needle said...

I left a note in the TTC thread. I don't know how much I'll be back in. Just other things have gotten my attention I guess. :) I hope we can keep in touch through our craftiness though!

Chel said...

No prob I understand but let me know if anything exciting happens :) I will keep stalking your blog, don't worry, but you have to keep checking mine.

hook & needle said...

Of course! :) I love your blog.

Thanks for the link to that shirt, my DH would slaughter me if I put that on lil' b. But I loooove it. :)