Instead, I'm posting a nearly finished object because I need to feel a sense of accomplishment in this Knitalong. I have crotch and waistband seams to sew, along with elastic and belt loops to add, but it is mostly done.
So here it is, crotchless. Um, that does not need to be a Flickr tag. I've already encountered SweaterLuvr and Shoefiend- no need to attract the attention of KnittedshortsGuy. I used a spare circular to hold those live stitches because I was too lazy to get up and find scrap yarn, but I've had no problem with them falling off as I worked up the shorts. I will just barely have enough yarn, thank goodness.
Someone's inspecting the waist ribbing. It will be folded over elastic at the purl ridge and be sewn down on the inside.
I ended up doing a total of six repeats of the celtic cable, which is a higher rise than I thought I'd want.
The reality of my work in progress photos is that most are taken in my son's room where the light is so nice. My knits are inches away from a microcosm of the boy's life. Here we see unstaged evidence of his business smarts: soccer referee flags which he uses to earn a little spending money and the rubber bands he's uses to make shooters to sell to his friends (Gee, thanks, pal.) I guess it's a better deal than the paper "Edward Scissor Hands" gauntlet he used to sell for 5 Indian Bucks (That's classroom prize money.) Though most of the proceeds go toward things like knives and video games these days, I take comfort in the knowledge that he's crafty.