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Old 07-14-2009, 07:54 AM   #1
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It's STILL not worth it
On another thread, I have expressed how baffled I am that anyone thinks that walking and knitting should ever be done at the same time, how dangerous this can be for the walker and anyone within 10 feet of them. Now, this story did turn out to be beneficial for this knitter, but still-- a knitting needle through the heart. Does anyone need anymore proof that you should not be moving while you knit?! http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=8071664&page=1
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
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Uhhh, that's not a common occurrence. I've successfully knit while walking many times and had no mishaps.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:53 AM   #3
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Well, from that story, I don't think she was actually knitting while she was walking, but walking into her friend's house for her knitting group while carrying her supplies!

I was carrying the bag with the two needles in my right hand ... and tripped on the first step and sort of fell on my chest, on her porch
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That's not quite the same thing, then...
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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For myself, I rarely make decisions based on improbable "mights" and "coulds."

People are killed in automobile accidents every day, and there's nothing to say it can't happen to me...but I still drive.

I'm not advocating walking and knitting particularly (though I've done it on rare occasion, browsing through a gift shop, as a matter of fact). But just like anything else, with proper precautions, there's no reason it can't be done.

And if one takes your reasoning to its logical conclusion, one shouldn't go to a knitting group, either, since one might trip and fall, thus impaling one's heart with a knitting needle.

I'm not trying to convince you to change your views, of course...just sharing that there are more ways than one to look at the situation.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:06 AM   #6
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That's awful, but it was a freak accident. I have never heard of someone being hurt while walking and knitting before.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:13 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Lisa R. View Post
And if one takes your reasoning to its logical conclusion, one shouldn't go to a knitting group, either, since one might trip and fall, thus impaling one's heart with a knitting needle.
Exactly what I was thinking. If I were to dwell on it further, the same accident could happen right at home while carrying my project or bag across a room... It's safer to just never knit at all???
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:59 AM   #8
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The problem was not that she had knitting needles it was that she was walking. If she had been crawing to the knitting group ther would not have been a problem.

No seriously, this was a freak accident, true, but we should all be aware of the number of sharp objects we deal with daily. With this awareness should also come a little care. If we have a knitting bag we carry with us often do we have a way of covering needle points or sissor points, etc.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:00 PM   #9
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Our gentleman friend was taking a nap one summer's day.
He arose a few hours later, and called out for his wife.
No answer. "Well, she must be out in the garden."
He got on his shoes, walked out to the garden path.
His wife had stumbled on the path stones while carrying some
freshly cut flowers up to the house. Her cutting shears had
pierced her heart. She had bled to death in her garden while he napped.

True story.

Carrying ANYTHING sharp while walking can result in a horrible accident, regardless of your age.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:30 PM   #10
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OMG Dollyce, that's horrible!
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