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Old 06-25-2009, 07:24 PM   #21
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have never really tried walking around the neighborhood while knitting, but do knit and walk around my deck and porch and even in the house when i am wanting to not sit!linknit41
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:52 PM   #22
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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.

Either way Best of Luck !
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I don't know if I could do it (I'm still a pretty new knitter) but some people can. This woman knits while running marathons!
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:05 PM   #24
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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!!!

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Old 07-01-2009, 05:48 PM   #25
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Please, please don't do this. It's just too dangerous. You could truly put out an eye or puncture a lung. . .there are other things to do while walking and other places to be while knitting!
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:17 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by cftwo View Post
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 - )
cftwo, I forgot that I already have some of Leslie's DVDs! That's a good suggestion for maintaining safety.

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Old 07-06-2009, 03:01 PM   #27
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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.
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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.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:43 PM   #29
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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.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:20 AM   #30
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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 .

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