Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ultimate Longies

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Ultimate Longies by Shannon
Made in Patons Diploma Gold on 30cm Addis
Size NB

Aww, these were so cute and teeny and a really fun knit.

Shannon has only recently released this pattern on Ravelry and I couldn't help myself when the opportunity to test her pattern came up. It's another seamless longies pattern but with innovative shaping and clever increasing that keeps you on your knitting toes. The end result are longies that give a snug fit but are flexible enough to move in all the right places.

I really loved how these turned out, quirky legs and all. I did the NB size and put them away for a pregnant friend, not knowing the gender of her baby - luckily it was a baby Zoe and so these were sent off in a parcel of goodies last week.

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The pattern has been written for 8,10 & 12 ply in sizes NB through to XL so you certainly get a lot for your money and if you are looking for a well written pattern with lots of help and tutorials then this is a great choice. If you want to see some modelled pics then check out the awesome ones that Tikki and Kelly made.


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Now I know I should be blogging without guilt and all that but I do feel compelled to say that my absence from here hasn't been because of anything dramatic. We've had an awful run of winter bugs and it has really zapped all my creative energy so there has been a distinct lack of anything crafty happening around here lately. I'm also super busy with Playcentre "stuff" (and I thought knitting/internet was a time soak!) and getting our EOY accounts done and blah blah real life boring stuff like that. Sigh. It's all rather dull I'm afraid. I'm also having camera "issues". Hence the blog abandonment. However tonight I DID wind up my yarn for a new project that I am going to start...right now. Stay tuned ;)

17 comments:

mazzygirls said...

Oh yay you're back! Sucky about the winter illnesses, we've had a few here too - currently tonsilitis in the youngest. Yuck. Playcentre is sucking up more and more of my time too, it's getting harder and harder to say no. The longies are very cute, and yay for a good guess on the recipient! Looking forward to seeing the new project :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your leggins are adorable!! So glad you are still blogging and all is going well with you and yours. You were missed :)

Lynne said...

Very cute - will have to add them to my list of knits for Grand-bubby!

Heart Felt said...

Love love love, very cute. x

Kelly said...

Been missing you
xx

Kristen said...

Great to see you back:) Very cute pants.

Heather said...

Cute wee longies. Have missed your posts. Looking forward to seeing your new project.:-)

Sonia said...

Glad you're back! Super-cute longies!

Liz said...

They are so cute!!! Can't wait for my nephew to be old enough to wear longies, as he's not due til November...it'll be a while!!!

Rima said...

They are just adorable! Love the little heart.

Kimberlee and Lies said...

Love love love the longies. Aw you're a superwoman - combining sickies and accounts AND knittin' wow!!!
-Lies

lucky knitter said...

very cute - i love the little heart!

Gigi said...

How sweet!

Blessings,

G

Leah said...

Those Are gorgeous.

PS this is our blog for our trip.

Agnes Nz said...

Very cute leggings!!
I love the colors you have choosen.

Lyndsey said...

How adorable! I'll have to try out this pattern!

What luck that the gender of Baby Zoe worked out for you ;-)

Ally Johnston said...

Totally cute.