longies for Matthew

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Well, no sooner did I decide to love winter that it warmed up to the 50’s.  I’m not entirely sure that this trend will continue but in any event I am purposely deciding to love the weather no matter.  This morning as the snow on the ground all started to melt and we were able to go out in long sleeves and sweater without a coat, the kids and I all had similar sentiments.  “it wasn’t so bad” and “I loved winter” and even “I hope we get more snow soon”.  It seems that we do indeed like having this season which is so new to us.

It also feels good to have had the indoor time to work on lots of knits and project which I know I won’t have time for once spring arrives.  In addition, my reading pile seems to be actually getting some attention this week.  I love to read but there are so many other things that I love to do that I don’t ever get the time to lay down and read though this week I have finished two books and am starting this one.  Servant’s Hall, a real upstairs downstairs romance.  It seems that it is a sequel to,  Below Stairs being the first.  I felt that I should wait and the library ordered a copy for me but it is hard to put down the real life story that actually inspired Downton Abbey which will probably be over soon for the season and leave me in the lurches.

On the knitting front,  Matthews longies (remember these?)  are pretty much done, except for that little hole in the crotch that needs to be sewn up and the ends that need to be sewn in.  I love these longies.  They are so simple to make and no dreaded kitchener stitch since the crotch is open and then just sewn closed once the longies are finished.  I did not even think of writing down the pattern as I made them thinking I would remember every step (it is very simple you see) but I will need to make another pair and write it down before I can share it with you.   This is a great pattern for anyone of you who wanted to try some longies but thought it might be too hard.  I promise you, it’s not difficult. If you can knit, purl and put some stitches onto waste yarn, then you are on your way!  I will try to have it done by next week.

I’m off to visit Ginny and the Yarnalong today and pick up some inspiration from all the other bloggers over there.

17 Responses to longies for Matthew

  1. Sarah Jane February 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    Love the colorway for the longies. What yarn did you use?

    • farmishmomma February 20, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

      Sarah Jane, I used some Peace fleece in white that I hand dyed. You can see that post here: http://farmishmomma.com/?p=27. It is so much fun to dye yarn, I have a hankering to do some now 🙂

  2. leah@knitting simply February 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    Oh, please share the pattern! I am working on my first pair of longies that are supposed to be the easiest pattern ever and yes, the Kitchener stitch just about did me in.

    • farmishmomma February 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

      Leah, I am going to do my best to get another pair done so I can write up exactly what I did. I hate writing patterns, I love to just knit away but then I can't share so it must be done.

  3. Sarah February 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    Those Longies are so adorable! I have never been that into longies until this week when I got the most adorable adorable knit (storebought) pants from Target for my baby and now I'm hooked on cute and cuddly pants. How can I be on my third baby girl and never have been interested in little longies?! Yours are really cute… and I love your thought about getting as much knitting done now as you can before spring comes and you're too busy… that's true for me too, I think, once gardening season starts!

    • farmishmomma February 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

      Sarah, don't feel bad, I was on baby number 6 before I fell in love with longies. Here is hoping we get lots done before spring comes around.

  4. Sharron February 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    Oh how cute! I'm pinning this to my "To Read" board. Unfortunately, I won't need the longies. 🙁

  5. Courtney February 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    Love the green wall. Beautiful color! Reminds me of spring. God bless!

    • farmishmomma February 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

      Thank you Courtney! It is my favorite wall. It is the main wall in my otherwise off white colored room.

  6. Lisa February 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    So, so cute! A friend knits longies for her babies and all the gals at church when new babies arrive. I've never knit a pair and will look forward to your notes. 🙂

  7. tina February 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Oh I love longies. Your colors are wonderful 🙂

    • farmishmomma February 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

      Thank you Tina 🙂 they have helped with our grey days.

  8. Erin February 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    I love your longies! They are so colorful, but the dark color (navy blue?) really pulls it together and makes them look finished.

  9. Tracey February 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    The longies look great and such a happy color.
    It's going to be 80 degrees here on the coast of SC and I for one am not ready for winter to be over.

  10. karen February 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    beautiful longies 🙂 Love the cheerful colors-they make me smile!!

    • farmishmomma February 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

      thank you Karen!! I love the yarn you used on your project today!

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