Movie Theater Knitting

I hate sitting still doing nothing. And I married a man who loves movies. See my dilemma? Insert movie theatre knitting projects. I generally favor ruffle scarves and stockinette projects.

In the last month the husband has taken me to see Flight with Denzel Washington and the Oscar nominated Life of Pi. I cast on a simple stockinette tube to make a case for my workout mat.


Round and round she went in circles. Made with Sugar N Cream cotton in bright pink. I knit until I had a tube 2 inches longer than my mat and then started simple K2tog decreases to taper the end. I also threw in a few yarn overs in the 5th row to make eyelets to feed through a cord for a closure. Finished off with a garter strap for carrying.

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I could feel the stitches on my needles and therefore no need to have light to work. The tube was almost completely made in the theatre. The finishing bits I did complete at home with the aid of light. It stretched a bit in the strap but I don’t mind. It still keeps my mat from getting gunky. I also love that it’s washable cuz it takes quite a beating as I drag it back and forth to the gym.

What do you knit in the movies, or do you?

7 thoughts on “Movie Theater Knitting

  1. When at home, I tend to do something while watching movies. Most of the time it’s knitting/crochet or making a salad šŸ™‚ I hope to get to the point when I’ll be able to knit in the dark, that must be great!

  2. I’m in the same boat. I cannot stand to just sit and watch movies or TV without knitting in my hands! šŸ™‚ But, I need just the teensiest amount of light or who knows what will happen to my knitting..

  3. I knit and watch… as long as I’m using wooden needles and soft yarn to reduce the noise output… he’s happy and I get to cuddle on the sofa with my knitting… :0) xx

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