I finished my pair of boxers for the MWK boxers KAL, at last! You can view them at the following link; I apologize, but I was having issues with uploading photos on here:
I modified these a good bit to fit like boxer briefs...if I do them again, I will start the mods with the number of cast on stitches, decreasing the width. This time, however, I started the modifications with the length of that same panel, trimming numbers here and there and everywhere. By the time I got around to the fly, I just wanted these shorts done, so I kinda made that part up. Hence, the faux-fly. The waistband feels great, and the shorts are surprisingly comfy...even the blue yarn, which didn't feel very luxurious as I knit, feels fine. You can see I added my own striping, which is my favorite feature of the way these shorts are constructed.
I felt only kinda proud of these until yesterday. Then through a progressive photo shoot, QueerJoe literally saved my, um, rear. Now I'm ready to show the world! The whole experience was a bit enlightening...I've never posed in a pair of jockeys for someone else to photograph, but if he can make me look that good, I'm knitting a second pair! ;-) It really took a bit of skill to make the seat of these shorts look flattering. (Note how there are no head-on shots.) Thanks a million, Joe!
I would like to address a somewhat silly concern that seems to arise more than ought among experienced knitters in the following manner:
What's that? Do they itch, you ask?
Why, yes, they do...would you mind...?