Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FO: Spring Folly

If you've been around here for a while, you may remember this project. This was my Spring Folly project of 2009. Most years, when spring rolls around, I am overcome by the urge to knit something cute and perky that I would never in a million years actually wear. Previous Spring Folly project include Sparkly and the Spring Fever Cami.

This particular Spring Folly may be the silliest of all, and I dearly loved knitting it. For the record, I have never worn these. I can't quite figure out in what context a pair of frilly, knitted bloomers would work in my wardrobe. Or anyone's, really. Maybe Madonna's.

Still, these are totally fun. If I had a little girl to knit for, I would totally size these down and make a pair for her. I think they'd be adorable on someone under the age of five.

Since I am a bit over the age of five, these live in my closet and have come out only this one time since I finished them a year and a half ago.

Pattern: Unmentionables, by Lee Wood Juvan

Size: Small

Yarn: Jaeger Roma in Fern

Needles: Size 6 KnitPicks Options circs.

This concludes our FO parade. Stay tuned for new knits in our next regularly scheduled broadcast!

14 comments:

Susanne said...

What a fun project, first I thought it was a skirt and you could totally wear it. Bloomers, I am not that sure, but I still like them.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Those are so cute! And no I'd never wear them...

Susie said...

That skirt is really gorgeous. Love the color too.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Those are great! Love them!

kmkat said...

If you lived in MN or WI and the bloomers were a bit longer, you could wear them under a skirt in the winter for extra warmth. But in San Diego? Nah...

Khalila said...

I see a themed party in your future!

Janette said...

Oh yes - they are very cute and perky.

I think Khalila has the right idea ... a themed party - with all your knitting friends!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Oh man- I had forgot about that pattern. I fell in love with it the minute I saw them - and why not where them as jammies?

PICAdrienne said...

I agree with the jammies comment, or over a swimsuit in the backyard. In public, I wouldn't, but around the house I would wear them.

Lee said...

Came out beautifully--and you look great in them, too! I've never actually had the guts to wear mine out of the house/yard; I consider them my loungewear. I'm trying to work up the courage to wear them for the opening of an art show that includes some of my work...

Sharon said...

A walk on the wild side, knitting-wise! Very cute and flattering on you. I hope an occasion to wear them presents itself.

weezalana said...

Va va va voom! Too bad you can't figure out how to work them bloomers into your wardrobe, as they're super cute!

Madam Butterfly said...

Oh, how fun!!

Life's a Stitch said...

Beautiful blanket. Questions - how many colourways of Noro? Were you pickey about changing skeins when the colours didn't make sense?

Yes, as to the girl scout question. My mom was my brownie leader, we sang that song and the most important part - she taught us to knit