Knitting is NOT the new Yoga

26 Feb

I never really got this statement in the first place. See, knitting isn’t really a work out, even though it can result in sore hands and wrists. But it doesn’t involve sweat and stretching and maintaining muscle-using poses, and if it does, you’re doing something very strange.

Mostly, though, yoga is supposed to be a relaxing mind-body experience. Knitting is often not relaxing. In fact, my knitting has been quite the opposite for the past few days. Take for instance, the Merino Lace socks. Oh, sure, the first one is finished, but not before this happened.

I noticed a mistake in the main lace panel. Because I am a lazy knitter, I didn’t want to rip back a complete 6 or so rows, so I only dropped back that portion, and reknit it. It didn’t take very long, but it was really frustrating.

Even more so when I had to do it again an inch later because I am dumb. Then, I started on the toe, only to realize that I forgot to rearrange my stitches to make the top and bottom of the toe even. If I hadn’t done this, the decreases for the toe would have uncomfortably fallen on the bottom of the foot instead of the side. Probably not so comfortable to walk on, eh?

So, you see, knitting is not relaxing. It is infuriating and frustrating, and makes you throw things across the room and shout expletives at inanimate objects. But hey, maybe you find that relaxing and it makes you feel better to take your rage out on a helpless sock. Me? I just feel stupid.

Interesting thing #2. Yes, I talk to inanimate objects. A lot. Some people talk to themselves, but me – I talk to other things that are incapable of talking back. Most of the time I call them bad names and tell them they are stupid. Yes, I do see the irony in the situation.


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