When I purchased these pants – I don’t know how many years ago – it was not my intention to wear them in the garden. They were comfortable shorts – okay, maybe a bit longer than shorts, but something I could throw on during the summer and not feel the heat of the fabric surrounding me like an unwanted blanket.
There is a knot in the front. Well, several knots, really. I don’t know how to maintain them. I have tried different methods for keeping them straight when I put them in the wash, but somehow they always manage to twist themselves together. It seems the harder I work at keeping them straight and make attempts to keep them from knotting, the more knots and tangles will form before I remove the pants from the washer.
I can’t find them now, but there used to be some rather ugly stains in addition to the knots. Thus they became my garden pants. As they were already stained, I didn’t figure being in the dirt with them would be a big problem. Imagine my surprise when I took them off the clothesline and spred them out to take a picture and now I can’t find the stains that were there.
Nice job, Mr. Sun!