I hadn't heard of 'soakers' till about 3 months ago. There are some amazing ones around. Check this out for a bit of an explanation.
They come in long leg or short and in-between, longies, shorties and Capri's.
Some are so creative, check out Monster Knits Gallery
And here are the ones that started my addiction. Mel in a Nutshell's beautiful pants she knitted.
See why I wished I could knit!