Last year I decided to try knitting while walking/running. It was going great for a while. I completed two and a half pairs* of legwarmers before I stalled out in the fall when I got super sick. I’m feeling much better these days, but a combination of weather doom and the difficulty of restarting something after a long hiatus has kept the second legwarmer of the third pair languishing on the needles in a sad little heap in my knitting basket. It’s time to pick it back up again and show that legwarmer some love.
February was supposed to be my get-back-to-the-gym month, but I have pushed that forward to March because winter has broken me and I do not have the fortitude to make time to go until it stops resembling Hoth** outside. I don’t want to wait that long to restart the legwarmer project, so I’m trying various exercises at home to see which I can pair with knitting.
Thus far I’ve tried marching in place with various goofy leg and knee lifts, but none of those have worked particularly well. Mostly I just end up standing in place knitting while listening to music, because apparently I need either a moving platform below me or a road out in front of me to understand how to move my legs. My next hilarious experiment will be to use the lower step on the stairs step-aerobics style like in the 90s. I do have the ridiculously bright shoes to match.
I’m glad to be back at it again – both the legwarmer knitting and the exercising. I’ve got two and a half pairs to go before I finish the first round, and I’ve got two people on a waiting list for round two. Fret not, legwarmer subscribers! Kristin, yours is the pair in progress that I’m close to finishing. Sarah, yours are up next, and then Lisa’s. Thank you for your sponsorship of this project, and thank you for your patience. Warm ankles will be yours soon!
* The second pair were yellow and green and I loved them. I loved them so much I forgot to take a picture before I sent them on their way to their new owner.
** More like a combination of Hoth and the trenches the Rebels have to fly through on the Death Star.Leave a comment!