Yesterday, I went off to Crossroads Cinema to get in line for The Hobbit midnight opening show. I arrived at noon. I ran in as soon as they unlocked the theater doors, and got my spot; First in Line.
Where I sat and knit... and sat and knit... alone, until about 3:30 pm when some poor high school guy who really wanted to be first finally arrived. He did not look happy to see a middle-aged (almost) woman beat him to the line.
I was tempted to text my daughter, Moogie, to bring me up a blanket. Doc and Moogie came at 6; Moogie took my spot (in the 2-person line), and Doc and I grabbed some dinner. So far, I had mostly drank a GIANT cup of Doke (diet Coke). I was trying to caffeine load in preparation for staying awake for the movie.
They went back home, and I continued my lonely vigil. I was able to finish up the Scarf section for Day 13, and work on a pair of blue, beaded (well soon to be beaded as I am knitting them toe-up) socks. Finally, Hobbits started arriving around 7 ish. It was a bit sad, though. My family was so excited for this movie, but I guess we were definitely in the minority. Crossroads had 2 theaters for the opening, the big 3D theater 1 (we were in that one), and theater 2 with 2D. I usually prefer 2D, but when I bought my ticket, they were only going to show in the 3D theater, and I was worried that we wouldn't get to see the midnight show if we waited to see if they had enough people to open a second theater. Obviously, they decided to do a 2D showing, even though they did not sell out the first theater. Theater 1 was not even half full.
How was the movie? Well, considering I fell asleep about 5 minutes in and woke briefly for some Trolls and then again for some giant eagles, I can't really say. My family seemed a bit underwhelmed. They said they liked it, but there was none of the gushing enthusiasm that followed all three of the Lord of the Rings movies. I hope to see it again, though, in 2D, when Himes gets home next week.
On to Day 13 of the 2012 Advent Calendar Scarf by Kristen Benecken, wollkistchen on Ravelry.
This was an easy section, as far as stitches used. The only stitch tougher than a left leaning decrease, was the centered double decrease, ∆.
There was a lot of shifting of markers, though. So really watch for that. I shifted markers in rows, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. Then shifted the other way in row 13! I shifted again in row 19 and row 23. In the end, all of the counts work out. If you are confident of reading your knitting and hate shifting markers, you might want to just go for it. I am way too nervous about losing stitches, so I just shifted when needed.
Here is what the section looks like:
shaping the planet with Day 13.