It was knit at first sight for me and these nerdy pants and the only way to get them out of my system was to put everyone to bed, creep back downstairs and cast-on the gazillion stitches required for these quirky pants that very night. Because really, when you feel that strongly, resistance is futile ;0)
I think it's the name of this pattern that hooked me. I mean, come on, hyperbolic baby pants? That has got to be the greatest pattern name ever! It is just so much fun to say: "oh this? I'm just knitting a pair of hyperbolic pants!" I just love to watch people's reaction: part awe, part puzzlement, part am-I-being-punk'd! It's great ;0)
I would have kept them on the needles longer just so I could keep messing with people's minds, but my own curiosity about how the weirdo funnel I was knitting would magically fold into baby pants was too strong and I just could not put these down until they were all done.
They were a cinch to knit too. The pattern (did I mention yet that the pattern is from the current issue of Craft?) is really simple and straightforward: if you can count and if you can decrease, you can knit these pants! Of course the counting is the hard part with little ones around -- ever notice how everyone has a question when you are counting stitches?
Here they are in all their nerdy goodness. I just love how these look in the variegated yarn (I used 2.5 balls of Elann Sonata). Love, love, love! I knit these as per the instructions except for one little afterthough modification: I folded the ‘waistband’ over about half an inch and sewed it in place keeping an opening in the front center through which I pulled a crochet-chain cord to fasten the pants.
The only downside to these mathematical pants? Excessive crotch! I found this really bothersome and disappointing when I first finished seaming these up but perhaps this won’t be a problem with a chubby baby tush inside ;0)