For quite some time now we've been hoping some clever clogs will be organised enough to start up a knitting movie session. And by jove, it's happened!
We're super excited that the Embassy will be hosting the inaugural Lights Up Knitting session on Monday 22 April. Tickets go on sale today!! (Thursday, 11 April).
Also super exciting for us - we're co-ordinating the goodie bags! There are some pretty great treats lined up already, but if we told you...
Buy a ticket, come along for a drink and some very like-minded company, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Perks is getting rave reviews, and our knitter on the ground, Jessie, admitted to me that she saw it 3 times in one weekend because she loved it so much. Starring our favourite Emma Watson looking cute as a (grown up) button, and ohmygosh Paul Rudd! Mmm. Paul Rudd. Right, enough gushing. It's about growing up.
Knitting at the movies is quite different to knitting at home watching a movie from the couch. You'll be paying more attention to the movie than your hands, i'm guessing. Especially when Paul Rudd is on the screen. So here's our run down of perfect Lights Up Knitting session projects to cast on and bring along.
A super simple sock: we like the 'Just Yer Basic Sock' pattern. Top down socks are a great idea - cast on, get past the ribbing stage, then knit knit knit in the round for the whole movie.
Dare I suggest, a sweater with loads of stocking stitch would be just the ticket.
Beach Street Park, the new offering by Kristen Kapur is knit from the bottom up, with lots of perfect movie-watching-friendly stocking stitch.
Blank Canvas, gorgeous simplicity from Ysolda Teague. Lots of stocking stitch again, but you will need to pack it with stitch markers so your fingers know when to work the decreases. Shouldn't be much of a Lights Up problem, though.
Here I was thinking I may just knit the Mr some socks, but Beach Street Park really has caught my eye.
Anyway! The detalis again:
Lights Up Knitting Session
Monday April 22
Tickets on sale April 11
I'll be hanging out in the Black Sparrow (that bar under the Embassy) from 5pm, so if you want to come by straight after work, or make the most of an evening out, you're more than welcome to join me for a pre-movie knit.