My yarn has arrived and I’ve finally cast on for my boxers!
I picked up some great sock yarn in a lovely varigated blue from Dorchester Farms at Rhinebeck last year. I knew would be perfect for my shorts, but I needed more of it. I emailed Ken and asked if he had any more of the blue and a green that would go well with it. I was SO pleased with what he sent me! The green will be for the back panel, fly, and waistband and the blue will be for the side panels.
I cast on for the back panel last night and based on what many of you guys have already said about your gauge, I figured I’d just start off with size 3’s and I seem to be doing okay. So, thank you all for that! I only got about ten rows done last night, but during a power outage at work today from 11:30 until about 2, I got a lot more done.
I don’t usually even bother bringing my knitting to work because I simply don’t have the time to do any when I’m there. But I was so excited to FINALLY get started on these that I just stuffed it in my bag this morning so that I could at least fondle the yarn and read more of the pattern if I got the chance.
I lucked out!
Also, this project, and the recent Knitty (and some discussion about that at MWK) inspired my latest
post to the Fiber Arts Blog on the Times Union’s website. I just finished a few posts on socks and figured I might as well just go right on to underwear!