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Walk, then Knit

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An introduction to an idea… This knit-along group was inspired by Kimberly at The Giving Flower and Project Spectrum founder Lauren at Lolly Knits. Kimberly began the I’m fit and I Knit group which Lauren read about and is participating in. Lauren lost 39 pounds since February from Kimberly’s encouragement. Her push to go to the gym multiple times a week is amazing.

Because I am in the middle of setting up a knit group night at a local Borders Books, I thought it would be a great opportunity to add walking to the knitting. With the lack of time and no emotional support to exercise these days, most folks in the United States are finding themselves overweight or obese. The “Walk, then Knit” goal is simple: walk from Garden City’s Borders Books store to either the shopping center’s gazebo (or US Post Office since it is closer) and back (goal is to walk for at least 30 minutes), then knit (or crochet, cross-stitch, etc.) for an hour or so. While walking with the group, ideas and advice can be shared and discussed. After the walk, we try them out and execute. Everyone in different shapes and sizes is encouraged to attend. If possible, I will be getting support from other yarn stores and vendors to sell “walk and yarn” kits in case the braver ones want to knit while walking.

I will be posting updates on the participants who might want to weigh in or set goals. If bad weather happens (like this week for me), appropriate clothing is a must with the umbrellas. Otherwise an option is for the “knit only” folks to start at Borders (more like hold the fort) without us. We do not want people to get sick or injured because of the rain, heat, or snow.

Now, is anyone game? =:8

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  1. Hi Kim, sorry i did not get a chance to ping you back. I think it’s a great idea! Let me know, because I cross-stitch….
    Talk to you soon!

  2. Hi, Kimberly. This is your just assigned pal for SP8. I tried to email you, but it came back as undeliverable. Would you please email zdl_knit _at_ hotmail.com?

    Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the comment – It took me awhile to figure out why I wasn’t more enthusiastic about the project, as it would have been quick and fun to knit. I guess my subconscious recognized the resemblance first! Now the yarn is frogged and will be put away until field hockey season gets started and fingerless gloves will be needed.

    Your walk and knit idea is great! I wonder if I could knit while on the Nordic Track? Probably not if I want to call it exercise!

  4. That sounds like a great idea–I wish I lived closer to you it would be fun. I’ll be following along with you here 🙂

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