backyard campfire and quasi movie nazis- or “How to get busted for knitting in public”

This is where my family can be found, just about every night around 9:30 p.m. Gathered around one of DH’s Fathers day gifts.

I’m not quite sure whether it’s a family togetherness thing… or a pyro mentoring thing… but- either way when you have 3 boys… you roll with it. (Or light it up… I should say;)

While my men circle the fire and compete for marshmallow toasting pefection, I sit, and well… any guesses?

Yeah, KNIT;)

Tonight, I’ll be using these:

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Knit Lites. Yeah. As far as needles go- functional, but, not exactly stellar. However- for LIGHTSABERS… pretty sweet. You can ask Noah. I bought them ( in the new 10″ length) for movie knitting. (Saw Evan Almighty– Sunday- nothing to build a theology around- but we all loved it. And it’s hard to find a movie that my teens like- the little guys will sit through and won’t put my husband and I to sleep) They worked a little too well.

Wanna hear your teens actually LOL? Buy these needles. Take them to the movies. Light-em up and start knitting. After about 4 minutes, and right smack dab in the middle of a row- a pubescent movie nazi will shine HIS light (much brighter) in your face and politely ask you to douse your ‘sabers. End of movie knitting- cue the teenagers laughing. “Mom got busted! mom got busted!” Yeah the laughs were between chants. I clicked them off. Was just trying to knit.. Didn’t want to ruin anyone else’s movie night.

There are no knitting/movie nazis…..(well- except for me) around my backyard campfire. So there.

5 thoughts on “backyard campfire and quasi movie nazis- or “How to get busted for knitting in public”

  1. hippieange83 says:

    1) You are weird.
    2) I read the last chapter of The Firm in the shower.

  2. Tracey, in MI says:

    I am weird. Confirmed;)

    In the shower? In the tub I get… but the shower? HOW? Ziploc bag? Arm out the door…..HOW? 😉

    ps- you, my dear? Equally weird;) And I’m glad.

  3. Coach J says:

    That is hilarious!! Although I’d rather have you in a movie theater with me than the woman that was there on Saturday talking loudly!! UGH!!

  4. Butterfly Kisses says:

    Those knitting needles are pretty cool. How fun!

  5. Jennifer says:

    If your boys love fire, maybe one or more of them will get into ceramics. Firing a gas kiln is all about controlled fire.

    I have to say that I’m a little jealous of the campfire every night. We have a fire pit in our yard that never gets used. Hubby’s got bad allergies and the baby is only on the verge of being a toddler. I can’t wait until he’s old enough for campfires! I’ll love getting to stay up late with him, but I’ll miss the quiet time after he goes to bed early…

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