Thursday, December 07, 2006

Driving-Thru Pirates

We had a mid-week family movie night the other night for the big DVD premiere of Pirates of the Carribean 2. It's definitely darker than the first and I personally thought it was a little gross at times, but the boys love it and I can't help but enjoy watching Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. The action scenes are clever and funny and I must admit that I enjoyed it much more the second time than the first. (I worked on Green Gable when we saw it in the theater.)

Anyway, the boys insisted on lights out during the movie so obviously I needed a project that would allow me to watch the movie and knit in the dark. So I cast on for Drive Thru .

I'm not a super speedy knitter but not too bad for a couple of hours of in the dark knitting... the ribbing slowed me down the most as I kept forgetting if I was knitting or purling and trying to figure this out in the dark was a bit tricky. I'm liking the Knit Pick's Swish. It reminds me of Cascade but I think it's a bit softer and squishier. And I'll tell you Drive-Thru restaurants may be quick but I'm making this sweater for less than it costs for our family of 7 to drive-thru a fast food restaurant!


Donna Boucher said...

Are you making the cardigan or the crew neck?

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Laura said...

So are you making it for you or a child? I love KnitPicks yarns! What inexpensive gratification!

We watched Pirates II last night, but we left the light on because I was knitting a cardigan for my mom and was at the neck decreases. Didn't want to make a mistake and have to pick back. Have you tried the light-up knitting needles? I've used them for movie knitting, but they don't come in circulars, so I always just knit a Mason-Dixon baby-bib on them.

Lynda said...

We had a Jack Sparrow movie night in the dark last night too!

We affectionately call it "forced family viewing."!

Charity said...

We did the same thing last night! I wasn't thrilled by the movie, but I'd like to watch it again, when I'm not being sent to make popcorn, feed the baby or change a diaper. Sigh. I'd love to hear how you like the Drive Thru pattern - I'm still debating on it. :0)

Tammy said...

I'm making the pullover for my 4 year old son. So far the pattern is very straight forward. I think it will be easy to follow.