HMMM - seeing as how my nickname is grace (I'm a known klutz) I would not be able to walk and knit at the same time. I can't even walk and chew gum at the same. Personally I would prefer to walk with a friend, the hubby, or an Ipod. If you're walking for exercise you want to walk at a pace of 10-15min/mile and for that you will most likely need your arms pumping. Coming home to a shower and some time sitting and knitting (rather than sitting and eating ice cream as I am prone to doing) may be a safer bet.
Totally do it! I agree to just do something easy in the round. And if you don't have any babies around purchase a stroller, provides ample room to store supplies, and a great place to lean or rest your knitters! Good luck!!!
I have a tendency to walk into things (signs, poles, etc.) if I don't watch where I'm going. I can knit and read, but I don't dare knit and walk.
(There are also walking video workouts, which can be handy if the weather is bad - www.walkathome.com )
cftwo, I forgot that I already have some of Leslie's DVDs! That's a good suggestion for maintaining safety.
Thank you to all who replied with suggestions.
"She seeks out wool and flax and works with willing hands [to develop it]." Proverbs 31:13 AMP
"Make it your ambition and definitely endeavor to live quietly and peacefully, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands..." 1 Thessalonians 4:11 AMP
I don't think I could walk while knitting, but I heard that women in Shetland used to go out and work collecting peat, and cary the peat in baskets on their backs back from the villiage. They would apparently knit socks while commuting. Also, I've seen traditional greek costumes where old ladies have a knitting bag on the wrist and knitted whenever they had a few spare moments.
I would think that if you are able to knit without looking it might not be dangerous.
Nothing is worth doing that isn't worth doing badly.
Hmm, I would also think the motion generated by your foot steps would make it difficulty to hold the needles steady. Great idea though!! I too have committed myself to walk at leat 5K a day (recommended by Dr. and even have a pedometer that records it that way). When I realised that I didn't want to give up knitting/crocheting or reading I started walking early in the morning. it actually energized me for the day.
If you try the knitting while walking please let us know how it goes.
I was walking around the bookstore today and was working on the hat I am making my boyfriend. It is a very easy stitch (mistake rib) so I could do it without needing to look down very often. I had the yarn ball in my tote bag and just pulled out a bit more yarn when I needed it.
OTN: Modern Rib Hat for dd, dreaming of a Polar Bear Chullo for me......
I've done a little knitting while walking, but what I do a lot of is knitting while waiting (in line at the grocery store, at the DMV, at the dentist office, etc.). If I'm going to be waiting, I might as well have something to show for my time .