I'm just currently balling up the yarn for a pair of Marilyn Shorts, from the same pattern book as the Flying Geese Mittens I made previously. The book's called Knitting Everyday Finery, and I've been very impressed by the patterns inside.
Was this a good idea?
No, not necessarily.
I've had the yarn for these for a while -- I got a bunch of Skeins of Spud and Chloe Sweater at the Toronto Knitters Frolic earlier in the year.
The main colour is going to be Skydiver:
with the contrast stripes in Ice Cream:
I wasn't originally planning on casting these on for a bit, since I had so much other stuff on my needles.
But I'm finding that all of my (super-old) pyjama bottoms have started to wear out and just can't be patched any more. So, I need new pj shorts, and these should suffice. I'm hoping to eventually make several pairs.
Also, interestingly enough, the pattern calls for Rowan Wool Cotton. In the Ravelry Pattern Database, it's a DK-weight yarn, but the pattern actually calls for a sport-weight yarn. So I'm not sure exactly how this is going to work out. I'm definitely going to have to swatch this.