It was high time I made another comfy turtleneck (of the Burda 9-2010-121 variety). I made a red version, whaddyaknow, two years ago. This was the turtleneck that made me stop hating turtlenecks, because the looser neck doesn't resemble a tourniquet.
I already knew I was going to love the turtleneck (especially since I used a nice soft jersey), but the pants were a new venture.
Ottobre calls them "Fitted Basic Pant", but I would call them "Your basic semi-wide legged pant". The pattern is #11 from the 2-2006 issue. Can you believe it's a 7-year-old pattern? Ottobre manages to put out a lot of timeless classics. Some of their kids' clothes from the early 2000's look dated because of their looser fit, but I still find plenty of good things in those old issues, too.
The verdict? I love them, and have worn them numerous times. It's my first pair of pants in this color scheme which I've been wholly pleased with. I plan to make a denim pair later on (these are linen).
As a side note, I added back pockets to my khaki Lisette Portfolio Pants. They were great otherwise, but I found I wouldn't go out in public without back pockets on them. Problem solved!
Now we transition from the warmth of my sewing room to our winter wonderland...
We love to torture our kids my making them go winter hiking. We weren't the only ones, as we saw plenty of people - young and old - out cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and photographing.
The kids forgot they were freezing when they got to climb on snow mountain (these mountains are created by snow plows piling/spraying all the snow from, say, a parking lot into one large mound).
Later on, we went out onto our lake to shoot off our model rockets. We were absolutely frozen, but frozen lakes offer the perfect wide open field, albeit a field shared by snowmobilers, ice fishers, and hockey players.