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Old 06-24-2009, 07:58 PM   #11
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I could totally walk (not on treadmill) but OK on street while knitting a sock or something else small. If it's easy stockinette or garter and/or you can knit without looking down shouldn't be a problem. I knit on a stockinette sock a couple of weeks ago in the dentist's chair and it kept my mind off what he was doing.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:12 PM   #12
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I hear you on the sitting too much and watching a ball of fat grow in my lap....it happens so quickly!

but it does sound a bit dangerous to walk and knit, plus, you wouldn't be able to walk fast enough to burn much fat.

Why not knit for 10 minutes, then walk 10 minutes....the knitting will be a reward for the walking. Or do more minutes of each...
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:34 PM   #13
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I don;t know if this is a good idea I, have personally never tried it but I have thought about it and actually saw an idea for it.

Knit something smaller like socks or a dish cloth etc using a circular needle and instead of carrying a bag, start by attaching your ball of yarn to a stitch holder and through the cable of the circular needle to hold it that way you won't have to worry about walking with all the extra stuff.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:13 PM   #14
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Aren't you afraid you could trip and poke and eye or other body part. I take my knitting with me wherever I go. I knit at the doctors,dentist and even while waiting in my car for one of my kids.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:52 PM   #15
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If you can knit fairly well without having to look at your work, it's easy, I've done it. I put my yarn in a small bag that hangs from my wrist and took off. And a small project, or part of a larger one (like sleeves) is best so there's not too much weight on your arms/wrists.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:54 PM   #16
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Here's another bag apparently designed for walking or at least moving around while knitting: GoKnit Pouch

However, while it might be easy to walk while knitting, I'm wondering if you could walk *fast enough* to burn many calories or exercise those muscles while knitting. I'm sure I could do something simple while walking...but not walking for fitness.

I have been going to the gym...I listen to knitting (and other) podcasts while working out. Then I knit when I get home.
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I couldn't do it myself...but then...I am also not a fan of eating on my lap either....

I can knit anywhere....I can knit without having to constantly be looking at what I am knitting...

But I would say I am probably capable, but would not be comfortable knitting while walking...or standing for that matter....I like to be sitting....
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Walking at any pace burns more calories than sitting, though seated knitting burns more than just sitting watching the TV.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:47 AM   #19
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I would probably try walking while knitting. But the podcast idea sounds great, I think I'll try it.

I have knit while riding the stationary bike. As long as the project is easy. Here's what I have noted about perspiration and yarn: Yarn doesn't move as easily through the hands. I prefer to knit with cotton while exercising. Just some thoughts...
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I expect I could knit while walking, but I don't think I'd be doing either of them efficiently. For me, at least, they are better done searately.
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