Sunday, July 13, 2014

Don't tread[mill] on me

I am a fan of knitting on the treadmill. And over the last year or so I have become a bit obsessed with knitting socks. You see where this is going don't you???


So I started knitting these socks on the treadmill. I cast on and got the ribbing started, then I hopped on the treadmill and ribbed until I thought it looked like enough ribbing, and then switched to stockinette.


Session 2 was just knit knit knit - walk walk walk. I think I can get one more treadmill session in the ankle before I will start the heel.

I can't see myself making the heel flap and picking up stitches while walking on the tread mill, so I think after the next session I will have to knit the heel when I am couch surfing, and then when I get the heel done I can get a couple more sessions out of these on the treadmill before I make the toe.

Since I have to have the socks out of treadmill rotation while making heels and toes (at least until I become a sock knitting ninja), I think I will try and have a couple pairs of socks going so I will always have something I can work on while walking.

And yes - I have sweat dripping off my elbows while I am knitting. Because my arms are bent, the sweat never hits the socks or yarn. Satisfying to be knitting away and dripping sweat! And I walk longer because I am enjoying the knitting and not as focused on the time or the miles. I am not seeing a downside to this!


4 comments:

Boston Knitter said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sadly I lack the coordination to walk and chew gum at the same time, so I think it will be a while before I give this a try (plus I'm always on the elliptical at the gym, there's a high chance I'd skewer myself if I tried knitting at the same time!).

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am sort of surprised I can manage it. I am not the most coordinated individual myself. I really enjoy it though and it's such a win win! I can't imagine knitting on an elliptical. YIKES! The potential for painful accidents would go up quite a bit!

Anita said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Knitting on the treadmill!!???? You go girlfriend!!!!I'm in awe. I wonder if I can somehow incorporate my knitting at the gym? I spend alot of time there now....gets in the way of my knitting. lol. Shall I try?
Cheers, Anita.

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Anita Hey Anita! I am all for knitting while you exercise.... IF YOU CAN do it without stabbing yourself silly. I do not run and I don't try any crazy acrobatics while knitting - just walking at a nice pace while knitting away. I think my tension may be a bit wonky on the treadmill - we will see how my socks turn out!

Good for you for spending so much time at the gym! Always love hearing when people are working on themselves. Keep up the great work! :)

:) Jen

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