I totally bombed the True Love KAL (knit along), literally. A flying soup bowl landed right on my knitting and I just haven't had the heart to cast on a new one. Now that's it's supposedly spring (snow storm earlier this week makes me wonder if we'll ever see spring), I'm especially not in the mind set to begin again.
A gal on my Adorabubble Knits group on Ravelry suggested a Sidways Britches KAL. What do you think? Squirt could use a new pair and I have a full tote of 100% Purewool yarn that needs to be used up so I'm game! Anyone else? This could be a great opportunity to try out the pattern if it seems daunting to you. I will admit, this pattern will reveal what an odd mind I have. You will have no idea what's going on while you are knitting until you are almost done. It's one of those just-trust-me kind of designs.
So today I'm going to dig through my tote of beautiful yarn and provisionally cast on (yeah, another one of those) a pair of board shorts, all in good faith that spring will actually come sometime this year.
*A note on the pattern* After knitting a ton of these, I far prefer the wide version. Knits inevitably shrink through wash and wear and they will shrink heighthwise, or in the case of the Sideways Britches, they shrink widthwise. Knits also stretch more vertically that horizontally. What this means is a pair of normal knit pants will have more give around the hips. The Sideways britches won't have the same amount of give so you will want extra room in the hips. Normally for a pair of pants I will knit with 0 ease but these pants fit better with an inch of ease. Just think bigger. If you need assistance figuring out which size to knit, just email me.