The sheer maternity tights still fit fine, but they have another issue. They disintegrate. OK, I know sheers are not generally know for their durability, but still, I don't expect them to sprout large holes on their first or second wearing. It's rather alarming. My normal brand (which sadly don't come in maternity sizes) I buy for $12 for a pack of three. My normal brand I generally wear at least a dozen times before they develop issues, and they commonly see a good six months of service before they get tossed. The maternity sheers are $10 each, and they seem to develop holes and runs if you look at them too hard. Honestly, if I'm paying 250% of the price of my regular brand, is it too much to ask that they withstand a few uses without running? Apparently it is.
Warren suggested thigh-highs. This is a great solution for about three hours. After that the stuff that keeps them up starts irritating my skin. So, thigh-highs are perfect for a quick trip, but sadly not a solution for work.
There is one other solution...
Socks work well, though sadly finding socks that go with my wardrobe is not an easy solution. I have knit some, but that is time-consuming. Warren asked me why I didn't just go out and buy socks. I realized that the answer is that I have been mind-controlled by Ravelry. Buy socks? That I would wear in public? I mean, I don't own any pants that currently fit me, so people would see my socks. You can't expect me to go out in public with just any old socks showing. Besides, if I actually start knitting socks I have an excuse to buy some sock yarn. I now have two paira of socks that I knit myself. I really like the Vogon sock pattern. It's perfect for summer, and they are quick and fun to make. The only issues is that a pair for me takes about 1.25 skeins of Koigu. This means that once I make my second pair I will have 0.75 skeins of Koigu in each of the two colors. That's far to much to let go to waste. The colors are harmonious, and twe suggested that making a baby surprise jacket from the leftovers would be a good idea. It probably would, but I need to borrow a copy of the pattern from someone first. The only place I found online that sold that pattern alone would charge me $3 for the pattern, but an additional $4.75 for the shipping. I have no objections to paying $3 for a pattern, but I balk at paying more in shipping than for the item I'm having shipped.