Oh my poor blog.
I knew it had been a long time, but I had no idea exactly how long it had been until it took me three times to log in because I couldn't remember my password.
Also my last post was in May.
THE BEGINNING OF MAY! AND THIS IS THE END OF JULY FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD!
Bad blogger. No home made ice cream for me.
I'm just kidding. I'm totally going to eat homemade ice cream tonight!
But back to blogging.
After such an epic break from blogging I must come back with an epic knit to redeem myself.
And redeem myself I shall.
You know how you take all your left over sock yarn, and you throw it in a hat box, and you swear that someday you will make something from all your leftovers even though you have no idea what?
Well someday has arrived!
Allow me to introduce the Epic Pants of Epicness
I just decided I needed epic knit pants. It was an idea that took hold in my brain and I could not stop until I had knit them. I didn't want to eat or sleep or interact with my children. I just wanted to watch Gossip Girl and knit my pants. I sat down with my ipad and ravelry and randomly choose yarn combinations and charts as I knit. I tried to include a bunch of my favorite things
Like sheep. And Penguins. And Rubber Ducks.
And the Tardis.
I can't decide what I love here more...the storm trooper? or the bunny heads peeking out above the ribbing? A complete list of patterns I used can be found of my Ravelry project page here
I was so obsessed with the idea of knitting these pants that I broke my longstanding "NO Elizabeth Zimmerman Under Any Circumstances EVER" rule. I started with an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern ("Nether Garments" from Knitters Almanac for those who care to know) but it was more of a general guideline than a really helpful pattern. Constantly trying them on to see if I'd made enough increases turned out to be the most helpful thing to do.
I hid my increases up the back of my leg
Eh. It isn't the prettiest, but it's also where I can't see it. So it doesn't bother me.
And I have to admit, I just couldn't help myself
I knit the "fornicating reindeer" chart across my butt.
I HAD to.
My inner twelve year old demanded it.
I knit eyelets in the middle of the ribbing so I could add a cute tie at the waist to help hold them up.
These pants are crazy warm. I may not turn on my heat at all this winter so it can get cold enough in my house to justify wearing them.
I don't care. I'm not even mad at them for being so warm. I just love them.
These pants are epically awesome and they might just be my mostest favoritest thing I have ever made in the history of ever.
Also The Greatest told me "They're not as ugly as I thought they were going to be."
So there's that too.