I am That Knitter. The knitter who doesn’t go to the movies unless she has an appropriate movie-theatre-knitting project in her handbag. My family headed out on Friday afternoon for the third annual Hobbit film outing (I can’t wait for Peter Jackson’s 107-part adaptation of The Silmarillion, it’s going to be the greatest), and I had my current Pi Shawl project with me as the likely candidate. (I’ve also become That Knitter who considers Pi Shawls as a normal and simple recurring project like socks or hats. I mean, I eventually need one in every colour….right?)
This is a project which already has a lot of stockinette in the round built into it, so as long as you’re comfortable not looking at your stitches every time, you can sail away in the darkness. The sweet spot for Pi Shawls as movie theatre knitting, though, come when you’ve just started the final big increase round and are left with nearly 600 sts on the needle. When you’re at that point every round is going to take you a while to knit it anyway, so you might as well be sitting in a theatre watching a movie at the same time.
I hadn’t hit that point yet on the shawl pre-movie-theatre though, so I cast on a pair of ribbed socks too, just in case. I ended up sticking with the shawl anyway and getting through the k2tog/yo rounds all the same, but it’s nice to have some socks in the mix too. Now I’m That Knitter who has not one but two handbag projects to walk around town with.
I’m spending the last few days of 2014 pretty quietly while cat-sitting for a neighbour, and have a bunch of knitting, books, and Netflix to keep me company. I have some design ideas brewing for 2015 though, so after this rest it’ll be back to recharging the creative energies.
I hope your 2014 ends well and that you have good knitting ahead in 2015!