Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2006, 03:21 AM   #1
Knitting the Flap
GrandmaLori's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In the Heart of the Rockies
Posts: 392
Thanks: 203
Thanked 105 Times in 78 Posts
Knitting in the Dark?
So my new-found talent this holiday is to knit in a darkened family room while I watch all our new DVDs with my husband. I'd be happy to watch them in the light, so I could knit fast and easily, but, I'm getting pretty good at the in-the-dark style. I'm working on a little dress for my GD Lexi. Hope she likes it (she's only 3 months old, I think she will). We've watched Da Vinci Code, MI III, and Zathura. Very exciting all 3.
GrandmaLori is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 12-29-2006, 07:37 AM   #2
Ribbing the Cuff
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
That's fabulous! My best friend got me a pair of the light up needles for Christmas. I'm eager to try them but I'm in the midst of a sweater for my baby
Barb, whimsical knitter and mom to 6
Matt -7, Nina-6, Anna-5, Allie-4, Alaina-4, and Krista--1month
Lilsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 09:58 PM   #3
Working the Gusset
cookworm's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,243
Thanks: 219
Thanked 88 Times in 69 Posts
You know, when I was first learning how to knit, my knitting instructor said that she brings her knitting to movie theaters to knit--I was AMAZED! Here I was, barely able to cast on, and this lady was full-fledged KNITTING IN THE DARK!!! But I think she had been knitting since she was like maybe 8, and I thing she was maybe in her early 40's, so it was very second nature for her after doing it for like 30 years. She said that she was able to knit more by "feel" than looking in a situation like that, and I thought, "I'll NEVER be able to do that!" Well, as it turns out, I do most of my knitting at night, in bed, with a little desk lamp on my floor, casting very poor inadequate light onto my knitting. And so I've somewhat learned to knit by feel; although not to the expertise and degree that she was I'm sure. I'll bet that you're learning to "knit by feel" too, Lori! (if you weren't already able to do it before)
I'm "the mean twin".

I'm on flickr, too!
I love to knit shawls...after all, a girl can't have too many shawls!
cookworm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 10:02 PM   #4
2nd Sock, I Rock
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,000
Thanks: 79
Thanked 117 Times in 110 Posts
I love to knit in the dark...but all I can do is knit! No purling, binding off or casting on. I do my chairty knitting of garter stitch squares or simple preemie blankets whenever we go to the movies.
sara_jayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 01:48 AM   #5
Turning the Heel
DreamWeaver's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: My own little world
Posts: 514
Thanks: 2
Thanked 14 Times in 8 Posts
Send a message via AIM to DreamWeaver
I just got the new light up needles and I love them sooooooooo much. Whenever I knit in movie theaters and such I would always make mistakes, so I worked on stocking stich benies (no turning, no purling. Just knit knit knit) but know I can knit whatever I want!
Are you alive? Good. You can still do something

FO's: Just finished both of my pink socks. Nothing fancy, but alright.
WIP: Nothing. It's so depressing
Up Next: Purse for my friend (still need to get yarn)
DreamWeaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 02:40 AM   #6
Grafting the Toe
brendajos's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Going through your no attention over here
Posts: 6,256
Thanks: 29
Thanked 195 Times in 120 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to brendajos
everybody keeps offering to gift me with the light up needles so i can knit at the theatre but i just can't do it. first of all they are straights and i have no interest in using straights but i can't help but feel like i am going to be toooooo distracting with those. I do occasionally use my cell phone to cast light when i need to count but otherwise just knitting away to the light of the screen.

I was just getting all panicky because I didn't have anything on the needles and i can NOT go to a movie anymore without my sticks and string. i can now figure out which movie i want to see tomorry cuz i have a sock on my new KP Options!
brendajos is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coming on over to the dark side.. knitpurlgurl Crochet! 10 10-30-2008 12:05 PM
Batman: The Dark Knight DianaM The Lounge 4 08-07-2008 03:59 AM
This may be a shot in the dark... starburst Pattern Central 2 11-13-2007 10:42 PM
OT: Dark Movie Game Angelia General Knitting 20 10-03-2006 09:30 PM
Anyone used Glow in the Dark yarn? slgn General Knitting 16 09-18-2006 03:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:15 PM.