March 14, 2006


I haven't had any knitting content on the blog lately because everything I was making was a secret. But now the baby knitting is over and I'm just trying to pass the time until we move. I can't start anything big, so I've just been working to keep my hands busy. In the past two weeks, I've made two pairs of socks, a scarf, and a cozy for our portable DVD player.


The scarf sprung from a challenge from The Girl. The husband and I went to see King Kong over the weekend, and I knew that I didn't want to sit for three hours without knitting. So I told The Girl I was going to try out my Blind Knitting in the darkness of a movie theater for the first time. I realized that knitting in the dark is a bit different from knitting in the light. Even though I normally watch TV while knitting -- and I can even watch subtitled flicks -- I can still sneak peeks at my work. But there were no peeks in the movie theater. I found it takes more touch to knit in the dark; I had to put my finger on every stitch in order to knit it. And I was only brave enough for garter stitch! The process was much slower, but I think in time I'll get better. Now I just have to decide if I want to take knitting to see Superman Returns or X-Men: The Last Stand. I had trouble concentrating on that scarf when King Kong was fighting three t-rexes, so I'm not sure I'll be able to concentrate at all during two movies that will be the highlight of our summer! But maybe I can perfect my Blind Knitting before Spiderman 3...

Posted by Sarah at March 14, 2006 10:56 AM | TrackBack

Sarah - have you tried knitting with fun fur? It's all the rage here in the states right now. The scarves look adorable and they're quite warm. Not sure if you can get the fun fur there, but, when you get here - go to Michael's or the Rag Shop and you'll know what I mean.

Posted by: Kathleen A at March 14, 2006 01:06 PM


My mom is so excited to learn. She wants to know what knitting needles to bring and yarn...SHE CAN't WAIT...if you are still up for a lesson:)
let me know, you can email me at home and let me know:)

Posted by: Stephanie at March 14, 2006 01:17 PM

My husband probably wouldn't let me sit next to him if I brought knitting to Spiderman 3 :) haha

So glad you took me up on the dare!! I think that's just priceless.

Posted by: The Girl at March 14, 2006 08:42 PM

That picture doesn't do my new scarf any justice!

And I love that I can say, "Yeah, my friend knitted this in the movie theater while she watched King Kong."

The color and everything is perfect. I wore it at home (by myself, on the couch) tonight because I love it so much! Thank you...

Posted by: Erin at March 14, 2006 11:30 PM