Thursday, August 30, 2007

September Project: Nether garments

I was able to get a head start on the September Project for the Knit Picks Knitter's Almanac Knit Along. Nether garments, as designed by Elizabeth Zimmerman are more like leggings, but I have adjusted these to make something I know my 19-yr old son will wear.....sweat pants. This is actually alot easier than leggings because I do not have to worry about the increases from the ankle to the thigh. I have finished one leg and just started the second. I am a little worried about how to do the crotch and joining for the hip. I hope I can figure it out. I am so glad I am knitting with cotton as the temperature has been in the 100's this past week. Working with wool or alpaca would have been unbearable.

On a personal note: It looks like it will take a little longer to say good-bye and have a funeral for my dear cousin. She had one of the rare opportunities, in her 40's, to receive a landmark pancreas-kidney transplant, which added over 10 years to her life. She agreed to have doctors study her after her death, in order to learn from this transplant. I am so proud of her for consenting to do this. This will allow for future successful transplants that will give people with juvenile diabetes hope and a quality of life. What a great gift to the world!


Glenaeon Class 3,2010 said...

Dear Diana,
I have strated these leggings and have lost my copy of the pattern from the top of the leg and am stranded. Is there anyway you could copy the pattern from near the top of leg and post it so I could complete project?
Thank you

Diana said...

Wendy, I'm sorry, I do not have permission to make a copy. The pattern is found in the book "Knitter's Almanac" by Elizabeth Zimmerman. If you will look it up in, they have published a few pages from the book. Go to the Table of Contents and choose Nether Garments. My copy is stored away out of reach right now. Good luck.