Goal setting is a difficult art. Setting a challenging, yet attainable goal is something I struggle with, particularly with my knitting. The nice thing is that I know that if I don’t meet my knitting deadlines the world isn’t going to end, yet I continue to make lofty goals to challenge myself.
My self induced challenge this month was to knit a pair of eclipse socks for the movie release June 30th. Yes, I’m a grown up that lined up to see Eclipse….yes, I’m a grown up that went to a pre-party to watch New Moon again before Eclipse…..We did this before the New Moon movie, and I’m sure that we’ll be doing the same for the next in the series!
The past few days had been far busier, and I was far more tired than planned, and my poor little Eclipse sock was not much more than a toe on the morning of June 30th. It had been carried around in my bag most of the week. Every time I reached in to grab my keys, or wallet I got jabbed by those double pointed needles. (I am sporting a bandaid now from a key finding mission). It was a constant reminder of how I should really take a minute to knit a bit and breathe a bit.
Finally at 4:00PM I had my chance. I sat in a friend’s blacked out living room, and knit, watched New Moon being projected on the big screen while we all munched on delicious snacks, and had moments to breathe, and be silly.
I knit through the car ride to the theatre (I wasn’t driving). I knit in line, and was glad that we were inside this time! Arriving 1.5 hours early to the movie has its perks. I knit in the theatre waiting for the big show. I even turned a heel during the movie! It’s not a perfect heel, but that’s proof that it was done in the dark. I knit at a coffee shop after the movie, and when we got kicked out–they were closing, we weren’t rowdy–I knit at a friend’s house.
Such dedicated crazy knitting allowed me to complete an entire sock by midnight on June 30th. I’m halfway there!