More stockinette socks? Surely not.

matt socksOh yeah. I cast on some good ol’ plain stockinette socks for Matt recently. It was around December 22nd because these accompanied me to a 10 AM showing of Star Wars on Christmas Eve as my movie theater knit. Matt had already seen Star Wars, but was ecstatic to go again and luckily the 10 AM show wasn’t one with a long line.

This yarn is some Schachenmayr Regia Strata Color in Kiwi that I received as a present a few months ago from Carina. I gave Matt the choice of several sock yarns and this is the one he chose. Good choice, I think.

There isn’t much to say about these socks so far. I start his with 16 stitches on each needle (32 per toe) to begin with and increase to 72 stitches. That seems to be the magic number for him in most sock yarns.

I have been consuming TONS of media in the forms of movies, TV, and books since being on holiday from work for a bit. It’s over, but while I was working on these and other projects I’ve been reading Purity by Jonathan Franzen (not finished–no spoilers please), The Magicians by Lev Grossman (Christmas present from Matt that I loved), and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy to prep for the fourth book with that character that I’m patiently waiting to get from my library. As for movies, I watched The Martian and the new Star Wars, as well as Loopers and enjoyed them all.  In the world of television, I just devoured The Great British Baking Show season that is available on Netflix and couldn’t stop. What are you watching and reading these days?

15 thoughts on “More stockinette socks? Surely not.

  1. I’m well impressed that you can knit while reading and watching Star Wars in a theatre!🙂 I have been watching the Harry Potter films, late at night, while my 7 and half is asleep, I also watched British comedy Black Adder around Xmas.. And the muppets Christmas carol… Bookwise, I’m reading the Boy who lost fairyland…🙂

  2. I’m going to watch the new Star Wars in my local theatre on Saturday… I might try to bring my knitting… Currently a pair of Regia socks, inspired by you!🙂

  3. I love your book selections. They always help me find something good! I am reading The Lake House by Kate Morton, which is quite good. Have a good night!

  4. We just started the Americans. awesome so far. And we finished season one of Mr Robot. Also good. And I started Broad City. Let’s hang out soon!🙂

  5. As far as movies and t.v. I recently finished Black Books and reruns of M*A*S*H*. I am currently enjoying Luther and Transparent (Amazon Prime) and the IT Crowd. Those socks make me think of summer, which is great because it’s pretty cold where I am.

  6. Love your socks, do you use one circular? I’ve been working on a pair from a book of patterns my son got me for Christmas using 2 circulars with some beautiful hand painted yarn I had in my stash. I read “Secondhand Souls” by Christopher Moore since Christmas, a gift from another son🙂 and now reading A Life In Stitches by Rachael Herron. Both were really good in different ways. Also saw Star Wars,Sisters and The Hateful 8 – loved all 3 movies.🙂

  7. Awesome movie theatre knitting! I’d love to watch the great British baking show, but oddly Canadian Netflix and US netflix are different. Which makes no sense to me. I have been enjoying Mr Selfridge on Netflix, though!

  8. I’ve often thought that socks would make the perfect project if you were going to knit at the pictures – but it’s always so dark in there! I much prefer to watch films at home where I can sit comfortably under the light with my feet on the coffee table and my sock needles in easy view!🙂 xx

  9. Nothing wrong with stockinette stitch socks! I watched the entire season of The Following and Once Upon A Time (I fell behind). Also reading The Maze Runner trilogy. Happy New Year!

  10. How on earth do you knit while in a theater? They’re too dark for me. We saw Sisters, and finished All the Light We Cannot See for book club. Finished 2 baby afghans and got them shipped.

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