NaBloPoMo Day 14: why I shouldn’t be too clever

I took Niels to see Megamind today. The review in the paper was not good. (Yes, I still get the paper, shush.) I decided that just in case I was miserable, I should take some knitting with me so the time shouldn’t be a total loss. I took my niece’s sweater with me since that’s just flat stockinette with a seed stitch border.

Simple, right? Maybe.

First the tail from the cast-on got tangled with the working yarn. I managed to untangle it in the dark (without even cheating and using my cell phone for light) and I managed to knit a few rows after the popcorn had been finished. I was very pleased with myself since this was the first time I knit in a dark movie theater.

When the movie was over I was the last person to leave the theater and walked out to find a trashcan for our popcorn bag. I saw a line from the door in the corner of my eye but thought it was light from the movie. I don’t know how far I would have gone without realizing what I was doing because a theater employee said, “Ma’am, you’re trailing a string, and it goes back into the theater.” (We will ignore for the moment that he called me “Ma’am”. That is my lot in life these days, I suppose.) Niels ran back in and retrieved my ball of yarn and I wound it back up feeling slightly less pleased with myself.

At least I didn’t lose my Signature needles in the theater somehow. That would have been a real tragedy.