Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Knitting in the dark

For some reason there's been a terribly long run of movies I didn't want to see at the theatre downstairs, which is part of why I made a beeline there on Friday night to see Hotel Transylvania 2.  And knit!


Seriously guys, this is huge - I knit through the ENTIRE MOVIE without making a mistake or looking down!  I could not believe it.  When I sat down, I had a ribbed cuff, and when I got up I had all those gorgeous stripes looking back at me.

Tonight I went to see another movie - The Intern - and was so excited to get back to my sock.  Sadly... I only got a tiny little bit farther.


Like, I finished the brown stripe and got two rounds into the turquoise.  Colour me sad.

Here's what happened.  I jerked my hand awkwardly during the opening sequence and dropped a stitch, then had the sickening realization that I had actually let it unravel down a level or two (I was correct), and I couldn't trust myself to pick it back up and rethread the stitches above it. 


I had no choice but to give up and just sit and watch the movie.

And you know what, I didn't shrivel up and die.  I ate a lot of popcorn, but that's not exactly the same thing. 

(also FYI, both movies were enjoyable.  not well reviewed, but enjoyable.)

I kind of want to see Black Mass now... see if I can win two out of three!

Hope you've been having a good week so far and I'll see you tomorrow.



6 comments:

Marianne said...

I dropped a stitch on a shawl that had grown to 445 stitches, it had dropped too far by the time I noticed so I had to rip back to 163, was a great movie, but watched on my TV. No theater within 45 miles or so. Love the colors in your yarn.. I'm still working up courage to pick up socks again, LOL!

Hugs to all!
Marianne818

Mary Keenan said...

Omigosh Marianne, I can't even imagine the pain of going back so far... and on a shawl too! AGONY. Socks are much less scary than that ;^)

Laurinda said...

I didn't mess up during the movies, because I had these: http://www.amazon.com/Laser-Finger-Beams-Bright-finger/dp/B005KYIYB8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1444007714&sr=8-7&keywords=Finger+lights
I've even found them at the Dollar Store. It helps to cover them mostly with painter's tape, because they're really bright!
However, I forgot to grab one when we went to a dark rest area to watch the eclipse, & I really messed up quite a few rows on a fingerless glove; my xmas knitting. :-(

Mary Keenan said...

Gah! You told me about those Laurinda and I put one into my travel knitting bag to use on after-dark car trips, but completely forgot to move it into my movie knitting bag! The theatre downstairs is practically empty when I go, so it's not even like I would be distracting anyone. Must remember it for next time :^)

Karen Page said...

At work they call me the Amazon queen. What a good excuse to buy more knitting stuff! Now to teach my 12 yo to drive for trips ... just kidding, but it will be nice when she can help drive!

Mary Keenan said...

Four more years, Karen, just four more years!