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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. 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.

  2. 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!!

  3. 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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