… while k n i t t i n g ! ! !
Yes folks, this is my new habit that I am giddy about. I’ve done it a few times already, and everytime out the door it seems I think ” I should have my knitting “. Some habits take a while to form. So this morning is my official ritual beginning of a Morning Knit & Walk and I’ll post photos of the scenery occasionally here on Yarnings. Odd? Well, not really, as I walk this road almost daily, as I do knit almost everyday too. I’m very excited to make something official of this, because it will not only ensure I walk more, longer even perhaps (in the case where I am anxious to get back home and do hand work ), it will certainly help me accomplish more knitting, even if done at a slower pace (but only slightly slower pace). Well, I am going to have to make myself a proper knitting pouch, something like an apron with a big double pocket (in case I am doing color work and I need to keep yarn balls separate) … perhaps I will zip together upon my return.
Actually, I noticed in my blog specs data, that it has been visited a couple of times on this post , and also noticed search terms ” knitting while walking ” and so I decided to investigate. I searched the same phrase, and I am surprised to find a many fellow Knitter Walkers out there in the world wide web, and also some material to be learned on the subject, such as various ‘knitting walking bags’ to be made or purchased ! I kid you not !!! Is this nothing short of a revisitation to the old traditions of women like these, in this very popular photo of Shetland Peat Carriers of Olden Days ?
Hardy women knitting away while collecting peat for fuel , trying to eek out a living !
(I’ve wondered for some time, is that a big sheep ram off to the left, up the road???) Well, I’ve got a tweed pullover I just cast on last night, so here I go, on with my hiking shoes, and one of my kitchen aprons will have to suffice for now !
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Upon my return : I have gotten out the door and walked the back roads near my house without having to tie on my kitchen apron, because I found one of Emma’s old treat pouches which clip on served excellently to hold the yarn. There are areas where Emma must be on leash, and the yarn kept getting caught into the retractable leash line … funny… so I devised a technique to pull out enough yarn for about a row, and wrap it around my arm a few times, unwinding as I knit. It worked fine, no mistakes, I didn’t trip, and I worked up a sweat !