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Title: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: lynnsch on September 30, 2005 06:03:08 PM
Ever since my boyfriend and I got together he has been begging and begging me to knit him some pants...and I have resisted.  I don't want to waste precious knitting time making him pants!  I made the mistake of telling him once that it wouldn't be hard, and I had a pattern idea in my head.  He bought the yarn, and of course he picked red and blue chenille (making the pants weigh about ten pounds!).  I knit them in the round from the bottom up, increasing as I went and splitting at the crotch.  I made two legs exactly the same, and then seamed up the crotch.  I folded and sewed down an inch at the top to make a space for a drawstring...and here is the finally product...I think they are hideous, but Gabe loved them the minute he put them on, and then demanded I make him another pair...this time with front access.

I hope I got this figured out...I'm not exactly computer savvy.




Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: losmills on September 30, 2005 09:52:41 PM
You figured out the secret to the "boyfriend sweater" curse!  Everything would be fine if the girlfriends just knitted pants instead!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: mgenevieve on October 01, 2005 06:24:49 AM
Oooh!  I got the pictures to work when I reloaded.  Yay!  Those are so awesome!  They look very comfy.  That is a lot of work for a boyfriend, you must like him a lot ;)


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: Carleigh on October 01, 2005 07:04:00 AM
I can't see them and I really want to!!! can someone plese post maybe the url where I can find them, please? It's not showing anything for me now.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: lynnsch on October 01, 2005 07:55:03 AM
Alright...I got the pictures on the craftster picture page, but how do I get them in the message???  I'm not very good with computers, obviously.  Anyway, they are there for you all to enjoy.  And, I'm warning you, they are hideous!  :D


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: sagethyme on October 01, 2005 08:02:03 AM
I'm totally in love with your boyfriend.  What good taste he has to want those pants, and wear them.  What talent you have to make them. 

I also like the way they show up on the craftster picture board next to the sock monkey in similar stripes.

Kudos to you.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: amyshrugged on October 01, 2005 08:10:39 AM
lol, I had to go find the pictures.  These are awesome!  Hope you don't mind:







Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: humblestumble on October 01, 2005 08:19:41 AM
you did a great job, but i think hes weird for wanting chenille as pants, and striped. I'd go with something lighter and solid. But I'm the one who wants to make pants, not me boyfriend. I even have a pattern.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: craftymomof2banks on October 01, 2005 08:40:27 AM
I must be weird too..I love them!! You did awesome work! I wish I could knit!!! Would you make me a pair? I would pay!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: beatnik_chik on October 01, 2005 09:05:24 AM
those are hillarious!  VERY well done!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: AmyKT5 on October 01, 2005 09:33:32 AM
haha!  those are great!!  They look really comfy, actually.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: Flareon on October 01, 2005 09:40:17 AM
Great pants.  He reminds me of the Cheshire cat.  Your boyfriend is lucky to have you. 


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: FluffyMonkey on October 01, 2005 12:14:32 PM
wow, those crack me up! can't wait to see the next pair you're making


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: lisascenic on October 01, 2005 01:19:08 PM
WARNING WARNING WARNING!!!!

Read and then re-read the washing instructions on your chenille yarn.  Chenille yarn can fall apart during washing, and after all the work you did on those pants, that would be tragic.

Those are some cra-a-a-a-a-azy pants!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: ttchica78 on October 01, 2005 04:45:51 PM
Those are too cool!
The look comfy!
I can't let my hubby see!  He'll want some too!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: artistrachelmarie on October 01, 2005 04:49:01 PM
OH lord, that's crazy lmao!
Good job!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: uplate6674 on October 01, 2005 05:46:47 PM
OMG those are fabulous! Yeah, he's probably weird for wearing them, but weird guys are cool.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: smelsmin on October 01, 2005 06:30:33 PM
Wow, those are so awesome! Knitted pants...hehehe...:P


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: super geek on October 01, 2005 07:02:00 PM
These.  Are.  So.  Great.  Really, so funny.  It is just too much.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: racehorse87 on October 01, 2005 07:24:03 PM
Wow. Those are so very much amusing. Props to you for making them, and to him for wearing and loving them!  ;D


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: ilovemyff on October 01, 2005 09:37:06 PM
chenille pants,* drool* They must be the softest comfiest pants in the world. I don't think your bf is weird at all. I"ve heard those macho fighter pilots like to wear silk pantyhose under their flight suits for the feel, but chenille pants are much more practical if a little more bulky. Kudos to the both of you. My husband tends to run hot so I think I'll make some chenille boxers for my husband instead of pants.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: lisascenic on October 01, 2005 10:09:41 PM
I"ve heard those macho fighter pilots like to wear silk pantyhose under their flight suits for the feel

For some reason, this makes me think of the b-movie director, Ed Wood, who is reputed to have worn an angora sweater in combat. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Wood


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: knittinggodess on October 02, 2005 06:39:59 AM
Those pants just made my morning !!! i also have a weird boyfriend so i can relate!
Bravo


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: wokeupafraud on October 02, 2005 07:19:37 AM
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: Carleigh on October 02, 2005 01:15:45 PM
that is awsome. They look like something out of Dr.Suess. If he ever wears them in public tell us what happens :)


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: SparroWinter on October 02, 2005 03:16:30 PM
I like the colours used! Those things are gonna be nice and warm when the winter comes! I now want a pair for myself! Living in Canada can get mighty frigid in January!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: craftykate on October 02, 2005 11:29:45 PM
Those are by far the most ridiculous pants I've ever seen, and that is sincerely meant as a compliment. I hope your boyfriend realizes what a catch you are. It takes some crazy dedication to knit someone chenille pants!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: yuvee on October 03, 2005 02:56:11 AM
LOL  ;D
I'd never wear that, let alone knit that in a million year, but it's just totally cute!!
And your boyfriend does sound weird, but in a cute way   ;)


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: killer_threader on October 03, 2005 03:08:36 AM
they look comfy!  ;)


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: whiterabbit on October 03, 2005 06:09:27 AM
Haha. The first thing my friend asked me for when she learned I could knit, was to knit her some pants! I refused, because. . .that's kind of weird. But it's good to know she's not the only weird one!

Those pants are hilarious. Great job.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: pas_non on October 03, 2005 06:19:58 AM
lol they are hideous. and hilarious but i bet they are cozy as all hell, all that soft chenille? mmm.. also, lol @ front access... are you going to do a little fly in the front like in boxers? for added hilarity how about back access like in the little kids' pajamas hahahaha


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: patriautism on October 03, 2005 06:30:09 AM
Okay, I must be weird too because I think they're cool and would wear them constantly.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: decibel on October 03, 2005 06:51:44 AM
It's not weird, it's great!

They look so comfortable, :) perfect for fall/winter.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: elmerzglue on October 03, 2005 08:00:34 AM
those are sooo awesome
i want to learn to knit now
and make some pants for my boyfriend
because i know he would wear them
even if he hated them, just cause i made them!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: niney on October 11, 2005 08:40:25 PM
i would soooooo wear those...  great job. hope he knows how much he is loved. :)


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: heysuz on October 13, 2005 10:18:17 PM
Oh! My boyfriend is totally weird like yours!  He's been dying for a pair of knit shorts.  It cracks me up.  Anyways, it makes me so happy that you knit those. They look completely awesome.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: Sovietweed on October 14, 2005 10:49:59 AM
this is like, officially an awesome cool project
you did a great job
it motivates me to knit a pair for myself
only neon and bright
*clicks on *this rocks!* button*


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: yardenxanthe on October 14, 2005 09:32:08 PM
Those are awesome!  I think it's great that he came up w/something he wanted.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: girlypirate on October 15, 2005 07:16:13 AM
you rock so hard.  my ex-boyfriend bugged me to death to knit him pants out of fun fur and i resisted because the relationship was going south.  the fact that these actually got made is so cool.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: tsc on October 16, 2005 01:11:35 AM
My boyfriend is exactly as weird as yours, and has been bugging me to knit him a pair of pants since I started!

Do you think we could get a pattern? Christmas is coming up after all ;)


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: shlowzikins on October 16, 2005 11:34:54 AM
those are fantastic! you and your boyfriend are both awesome.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: jjenjen on November 13, 2006 08:21:02 PM
any chance of the pattern?would be really noyce to have to wear chrissy morning opening pressies, drinking coffee and having fun ,chilling out in .Please please pretty please :-*


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: quikroxy85 on November 13, 2006 08:45:29 PM
THOSE ARE GREAT!

*Scheming plan to make some knitted PJ pants for boyfriend*

how long did it take you total?


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: MairWear on November 13, 2006 08:50:20 PM
i think it's hilarious that so many people's boyfriends request knitted pants.  i have never seen anything like this and now i'm going to ask my husband if he wants some.... hahahaha!  GREAT JOB!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: the wallaby on November 13, 2006 08:52:02 PM
Whoa, those pants are truculent.
Props to you for going through with making them.
(yes, I did consult the thesaurus for that word)


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: pixyie on November 13, 2006 11:10:57 PM
ive gotten a zillion requests for pants... this made me feel better


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: uknowuluvit on November 13, 2006 11:15:19 PM
I LOOOOOVE THOSE!! im in the process of making a chinelle blanket (QUEEN SIZED) for my boyfriend.. maybe i should make him pants instead. did you happen to write a pattern? Or just kind of guestimate everything?


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: vorare on November 14, 2006 10:08:01 AM
Ahahaha hilarious!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: Ahimsa on November 14, 2006 07:31:24 PM
My boyfriend must NEVER see these.  I would never hear the end of his begging me to make him a pair.

Great job.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: xx_Kellybean on November 14, 2006 07:37:13 PM
haha, that's awesome!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: isabellovesme on November 14, 2006 09:51:09 PM
your boyfriend is awesome for wanting these pants and wearing them. He is great!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: msalowishus on November 14, 2006 10:33:25 PM
wow those are amazing. i cant imgaine how long that too, seeing as though i dont knit. at least they are pajama pants so you dont have to worry about him wearing them in public..they are pajama pants, right?


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: jjenjen on November 14, 2006 11:56:19 PM
after all that work , they wouldnt want to be pj pants!!!!!! Comy wear pants I thought 8)


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: knitin.chick on November 15, 2006 10:23:14 AM
Those rock!  A good buddy of mine begged for knitted pants and I finally broke down and made them for him.  He absolutely loves them!  I'm thinking that I should make a pair for myself too!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: halblingefrau on November 15, 2006 12:37:22 PM
I commend you on your patience.  I knitted a seat belt cozy for my mom (she's short and the belts cut into her neck a lot) out of chenille and almost threw the excess into the fireplace when I was done.  I friggin' hate knitting with chenille.  BUT it is so soft.  Those pants must be absolute heaven.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: jjenjen on November 15, 2006 01:09:46 PM
Ok then gals , would one of you who have knitted pants for blokes before PLEASE post a tutorial / pattern for all of us who have a nagging fella wanting a pair , PLEASE ? I have been after a pattern for yonks and just havent been able to find one anywhere .Just a simlpe drawstring is all we need , please , please , pretty please with sugar on top ?


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: HeathenPeddler on November 15, 2006 02:14:15 PM
 :D You think that's weird, you should have been in my head! In England pants are not what you wear on the outside, unless you're Superman :P I was reading it thinking "Wollen underwear? That guy must be a masochist!"
 :P ;D :D ;D :P


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: Needlebug on November 15, 2006 02:32:20 PM
I love those!  My fiance bought some camel wool pants like those, I never thought of knitting some myself, but with your inspiration, maybe I will try.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: Whatsername KT on November 18, 2006 07:57:00 PM
Now those look comfy!

I want a pair for myself, but not made out of chenille. Maybe Lionbrand Homespun? Are you going to give a pattern?


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: Tempestt03 on November 19, 2006 07:50:53 AM
Hey...these are amazing.  Thanks for sharing!!  I'm going to try them someday soon!  Have you considered submitting this idea for the new Men's SnB?  I'm putting a link to this thread into that thread, I hope you don't mind. 


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: stormshade on November 19, 2006 08:05:25 AM
Being with my hubby for 20 yrs now must have reformatted my weird meter because I think these rock!
In fact I must knit a pair for my man, I know he'll love them.  The bonus would be that I may be able to get him out of his Spongebob pajama pants that he wears out and about town.   ::)

One question, are they stretching a lot with wear. 


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: liasaun1 on November 29, 2006 08:54:38 PM
Good god, he's a demanding one, isn't he? I begged my boyfriend to let me knit him some boxers but he refused :(


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: jloveg on November 29, 2006 09:24:57 PM
ok I did not read all 7  pages  I made it to 3 adn realized I msut say  this..... I do not knit I am not that coordinated  but  I  have  always  wondered  why tehre weren't  any knit PANTS....  why is it considered so weird to do teh pants??? I know I may be  asking a really dumb  question  but I have  always  wondered adn well this  fabulous  woman did  it and they look as fabulous as I imagines knit pants would be!!
it  must have been time consuming so Kudos to you for  sure..... have to  admire him for being so bold as to ask for them!!!  most guys  she  away from teh  odd stuff.....  great  guy adn  great you for  doing it!!!   now  why aren't there  more knit  pants  out there????  I KNOW  my DH  would wear  them!  hes  always  cold so these would be perfect!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: jjenjen on November 29, 2006 10:18:27 PM
I'd  like the pattern if it were at all possible please , please , please , huh , huh???????????????????????


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: cranberry on November 30, 2006 10:09:01 AM
ok I did not read all 7  pages  I made it to 3 adn realized I msut say  this..... I do not knit I am not that coordinated  but  I  have  always  wondered  why tehre weren't  any knit PANTS....  why is it considered so weird to do teh pants??? I know I may be  asking a really dumb  question  but I have  always  wondered adn well this  fabulous  woman did  it and they look as fabulous as I imagines knit pants would be!!
it  must have been time consuming so Kudos to you for  sure..... have to  admire him for being so bold as to ask for them!!!  most guys  she  away from teh  odd stuff.....  great  guy adn  great you for  doing it!!!   now  why aren't there  more knit  pants  out there????  I KNOW  my DH  would wear  them!  hes  always  cold so these would be perfect!

From what I gather, knit pants tend to 'bag' which isn't really attractive to designers. But, I've seen the odd knitted trouser or two - that aren't baby bottoms.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: jloveg on November 30, 2006 01:06:05 PM
OH  OK  thanks  cranberry that  makes  since.  I know  my hubby would  lvoe a  pair  for  around the  house  liek the  lounge pants  type  thing.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: cumber1137 on November 30, 2006 03:03:01 PM
Wow those are amazing. My boyfriend always begs me to make him stuff to. :)


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: jjenjen on November 30, 2006 07:46:48 PM
pattern ??? anyone ??? please :-*


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: blitz on November 30, 2006 10:21:46 PM
Oh man, these are hilariously awesome.  He looks like he needs a matching cape to go with his super-hero pose!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: omibunnydotcom on November 30, 2006 10:35:21 PM
I thought these were hilarious, and up there with "weird things significant others have requested"....then i found these:

Mohair Pants:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-HAIRY-MOHAIR-angora-sweater-PANTS-WITH-FEET_W0QQitemZ160053399652QQihZ006QQcategoryZ11511QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-HAIRY-MOHAIR-angora-sweater-PANTS-WITH-FEET_W0QQitemZ160053399652QQihZ006QQcategoryZ11511QQcmdZViewItem)

Mohair Catsuit:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Hairy-Mohair-Sweater-CATSUIT-BNWT-LARGE_W0QQitemZ160058102831QQihZ006QQcategoryZ63866QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/Hairy-Mohair-Sweater-CATSUIT-BNWT-LARGE_W0QQitemZ160058102831QQihZ006QQcategoryZ63866QQcmdZViewItem)

I'm not making fun of nothing, she's got mad skill (and giving it away dirt cheap), but who would wear these?  fur fetishists?  its gotta be the weirdest idea ive seen.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: bunnehdeo on December 01, 2006 06:00:56 PM
That's adorable! :D


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: itscute on December 02, 2006 11:11:18 PM
those pants are hideous, but it's so cute that he wanted them in those colors, and he wears them!  He is such a great boyfriend.

my friends and I always try to think if hideous things to make my boyfriend wear them... haha.  I'm new to knitting, & my first project was a gray & grayer scarf...he wore it, and said that he noticed only girls wears scarves...

anyway... those pants are great!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: quenstalof on December 05, 2006 01:32:48 AM
whoops,  I made the mistake of showing these to my bf and now he wants some too!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: little0rosa on December 05, 2006 08:22:03 PM
thats so funny! i cant imagine how pants that heavy would stay up!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: CraftyDiversions on December 06, 2006 11:26:44 AM
lol!  Well, he will certainly stay warm. And your bf certainly is loved


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: tartan_skirt on December 06, 2006 01:19:07 PM
whoops,  I made the mistake of showing these to my bf and now he wants some too!

I already know I shouldn't show my boyfriend because he would love them (but he'd end up destorying them by accident running through the woods...).

You did a great job on the trousers! I think they're groovy. ;D


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: M the Writer on December 06, 2006 04:50:12 PM
Re the mohair pants/suit:

Wouldn't those be horrendously uncomfortable?  I thought mohair is supposed to be itchy!  And the pants have feet - I couldn't stand wearing footie pajamas as a kid, and they weren't even mohair...

Sorry, I just found that bewildering.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: crystaleternity on August 11, 2007 05:28:29 AM
CHENILLE! PANTS!

WTF?

Oh, but that's amazing. And hilarious. Well done on the pants and well done on the entertaining boyfriend!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: Tuttifruttigirl on August 11, 2007 06:07:44 AM
Hahahahaha.... Gotta show that to my husband! ;D


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: crocodisle on August 11, 2007 12:25:35 PM
Hahaha, those are wonderful. I bet they're comfy, too - it looks like chenille?


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: fezzle on August 11, 2007 01:20:51 PM
Oh, those are great!


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: kelseybelle on August 11, 2007 02:22:17 PM
oh my word.  My husband who teases me endlessly about knitting swears he'll stop when I knit him... pants. 
Those are great.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: yellowsky on August 11, 2007 08:32:02 PM
i am not completely sure why but this made me laugh. made me laugh alot. the pants are spectacular.


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: preciousmonkey on August 13, 2007 03:29:29 AM
 :o words fail me


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: april_cocaine on August 13, 2007 04:12:52 AM
Wow- I'm highly impressed! They look very comfy :D


Title: Re: if your boyfriend is weird like mine...
Post by: crtchrocketchica on August 15, 2007 06:30:13 AM
Excellent job! I wish i could get my boyfriend to be interested in having me knit him pants! You've got quite the man there!