Time and place

You know how, sometimes, when you have to figure out some plain sock knitting to take with you to the movie theatre, and you only get 2/3 of the way through the leg during one movie, and then realize that in order to make the most out of the sock knitting during the next movie, you need to knit the rest of the leg and the entire heel at home, first?


Yeah. Me too.
(Socks That Rock lightweight, in another mill end, on 2.5mm needles.)

Happy weekend knitting!


  1. Val Champ · ·

    HI Glenna,

    Remember the 3X1 ribbed socks I made where I had forgotten the top ribbing? Well, maybe you don’t? LOL Anyway, I made them for my father in law and they stayed up fine. He is borderline diabetic and they are the first comfortable socks he has worn he says. They were also STR mill ends, lightweight.

    Awesome pattern, awesome yarn. Can I say that here?


    ps: we have CWP(Creepy Window People) at the police station I work at…

  2. This is a great post! I started knitting again after my little Davey was born, so I have not been to a movie really since then. I look forward to knitting at the movies again someday!

  3. stephanie · ·

    As I read your post I was reminded of a yarn harlot post about being in the same situation. She knitted a tube and then did an after-thought heel – something from EZ that I’ve never done (I’m new to knitting and am only on my 4th sock!).

    I don’t know if we can leave links here as this is only my second post on your site – but here is the yarn harlot’s solution:


  4. I love the yarn… they’ll be beautiful socks πŸ™‚

  5. I’m more than a little bit in awe of how much planning ahead is involved in going to a movie.

  6. tinebeest · ·

    I’ve recently had to give up knitting monogamy big time because projects had the nasty habit of losing their suitability as travel knitting, just as I am moving around a lot. Lots of shetland wool for a fair-isle waistcoat was sidelined in favour of some lace on the train. That now has turned into a complex blob that requires lifelines, I can’t see that ending well in a flying sigar tube. So mr beest bought me sock yarn to keep me entertained on a *very* long flight. He’s not even going with me, but he’s worried about what happens when I don’t knit…

    Yeah, this knitting thing requires some serious planning.

  7. addictedtoyarn · ·

    every time I read your blog I go online and spend too much money on the yarns you mention! these will be beautiful!

  8. The other option is to start the other sock during the next movie. There is no law saying you have to knit your socks one at a time.

  9. I second the afterthought heel option. I do mine over about 60 – 65% of my stitches instead of the 50% suggested in EZ’s book. Apparently I have freakish heels. πŸ™‚

  10. I am amazed! I can’t hardly knit in bright light, how do you do it at a theater in the dark?

  11. I do appreciate all the afterthought heel suggestions!

    I’m definitely a heel-flap-with-turned-heel-and-gusset sort of gal, though, with my long feet and high arches. So the time out between movies to do the heel flap is a sacrifice of time I’m willing to make. πŸ˜‰


  12. Maringouin · ·

    That’s what afterthought heels are for!

  13. Wait, you can knit 2/3 of a sock in a dark movie theatre during one flick? I bow down to you.

  14. I know this wasn’t even remotely the point of your post, but I would love some tips on how to knit in the dark… I can look away from mindless knitting for a few seconds at a time just fine, but multiple hours of blind knitting? I think I would make a huge mess of dropped stitches. Or maybe movie theaters aren’t as dark as I think they are?

  15. I only ever go to the cinema with my husband (and not often) he sulks enough about me knitting during films at home, there’s no way I’d get away with knitting in the cinema!

    That colour is great by the way πŸ™‚

  16. Try as I might, I cannot knit in the dark. But, I’m still pretty new to knitting, so I have hope. How long were you knitting before you were able to knit in the dark?

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