I am the first one to admit that I am a "fair weather" knitter. I like quick projects. Not necessarily "easy" projects, but quick. I like to start and finish them in 3 days at the most. I hate weaving in ends, I don't like color changes, and I want things to be mostly useful. That being said. I have completed one afghan for myself (it was crochet, and technically the first thing I ever made... hey, go big or go home) have done a few baby blankets which have taken longer than a few days, and have started (and failed to finish) three sweaters and two other afghans. Yep. I stick to hats, mittens, scarves, bags, and doo dads.
But, I bought this really beautiful cotton yarn and knew I wanted to make something really special with it. It was so soft, and the colors were so rich and pretty. I bought 2 skeins on sale, about 360 yards all together, so that meant my project had to fit those yardage guidelines. I went on Ravelry (my obsession) and entered my criteria (I love an easily searchable pattern site!) and came up with a few options. But, seeing as how everything I'm wanting to craft right now is for Baby Boo, I decided on the cutest pair of knitted bell bottom baby pants. I went with the newborn size, hoping that these will be the perfect size for bringing the little one home from the hospital. They turned out way better than I could imagine, even with all the seaming I had to do on the waistband and around the inseam. Here they are, in all their adorable glory: