On Christmas morning, I awoke to a wonderful present from my boyfriend: Zauberballs. Four of them, in fact. They are a wonderful bright rainbow color, and I knew immediately what I wanted to make with them: Pants.
I know, I know, that's crazy. People don't make knitted pants. Well, maybe they do sometimes, but I've generally regarded it a bad idea. However, I did recently acquire The Opinionated Knitter, and there is a pattern (recipe) for "Nethergarments" that I think could be a very good thing. Especially if made with the crazy rainbow bright Zauber.
I've actually admired Nethergarments for some time, especially those with exceptional colorwork done such as Rududu's and Maritparit's, but I also know that I don't have the patience (or variety of colors) to work a pair like that. And so the Nethergarments have been on the list of things to knit....eventually.
You know that list.
Anyway, after swatching and knitting several inches and trying them on, I am LOVING this project. The yarn is soft and the color changes are amusing and there is a bit of shaping so it's interesting. The only problem is I have to try them on every few inches to make sure the shaping is going well. But when I get to the second leg I won't have to deal with that as much.
So anyway, that's my work in progress for this week. I'm probably supposed to make the mate for my owl mitten, but somehow the pants are more compelling.
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