Saturday, April 25, 2009

Another clue


Colour isn't brilliant but of course the camera is in China with beloved eldest child.
Can you guess what it is now??
A pair of trousers. I know what you're thinking, honestly I've been there myself but for over six months now I have had this burning desire to knit a pair of trousers. I know it's utter madness and I am seriously in danger of looking like an inmate of the local home for lost souls and the deranged but I just think they will be the most comfortable things in the world to wear. I just adore wearing both my skirts and so surely the trousers will be the same with spades.
These are as I said a cotton and bamboo blend which has a beautiful silky sheen, so soft and hangs with just enough weight to add movement. Unlike socks which cause me double angst with second sock syndrome there is none of that with these, I have already cast on for leg number two and even have a second pair of trews on needles in a different blend.
There's a long long list, probably longer than Santa's good children list of other projects that are way more urgent but these are healing me in ways that only uncomplicated knitting can. I just need not to think about what I'm doing right now although I do worry that perhaps at the end of it I might not be able to think again.
OK back to the other leg. Watch this space for the first showing of the finished project. I promise I will share here before I wear them outside.

15 comments:

Willow said...

Knit on, girl!

lucky knitter said...

Wow, pants, really that is a lot of work!!!

iknitipurl said...

I just wanted to say thank you for stopping my blog. Your knitting is gorgeous too!

Channon said...

It's a tremendous amount of work - says the one who can only admire your knitted skirts because that's just too much stockinette for me...

MrPuffy said...

Slacks! Never would have guessed that. But I bet with the bamboo they will be lovely! Hope you are feeling more bouncy now :)

t does wool said...

pants..Ali...how wonderful...they will be fab and no one will think anything other than that!!...

Lin said...

I have never seen knitted trowsers, look forward to the progress.

Tracy said...

I was close in my guess last time...tee-hee...Wow...I think to knit trousers is great, a very good challenge. With that yarn they will feel lovely--almost like pajamas...mmm...Can't wait to see the finished pair! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Wool Winder said...

I never would have guessed. Can't wait to see them.

Elizabeth said...

I had the same feeling about knitting pants, so cozy and comfortable but I'm would be afraid to sit down and get a double sized bottom. I was/am? going to try tights first. Have fun with them.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Can't wait to see how your pants turn out.

I have found knitting to be very healing as well.

Danette said...

Alison~
All of your knitting is looking fantastic! Love that flirty skirt!!!
I've always thought about knitting trousers as well. They would have to be the ultimate in comfort.
Can't wait to see them all done up.
Happy knitting!
Danette

Thimbleanna said...

Ohmygosh -- you definitely don't know what I'm thinking, 'cause I'm thinking what a way cool thing to make!!! I can't wait to see how they turn out and even more how you like wearing them -- please be sure to give us a full report!!!

raining sheep said...

WOW! Trousers. You are a queen. That is quite a bit of knitting. Anything bamboo blend is usually most excellent to wear.

Philigry said...

i can not wait to see these done. there is a pair of pants i love in the knit 2 together book. maybe someday...