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How knitting is like exercise and benefits of each

Posted by Miss Knotty on December 13, 2005

Exercise is like knitting a very large sweater on very fine gauge needles. It takes a long time to show progress, but you’re proud of your efforts once you see them. Only thing is, it takes TIME. You have to make yourself work on it every day, or almost every day, and you have to make sure you don’t undo your progress by knitting in a rush, or not paying enough attention and then having to rip back.

In addition, knitting a very large sweater on very fine gauge needles will improve your knitting skills, and that skill will bear itself out over time.

Exercise: same thing. Your stamina will improve, your quality of life. You won’t exhaust as easily when playing with your friends and/or your kids; people say it improves their outlook (they’re more positive), and, if you exercise, you will be able to do more of whatever activity it is that you really enjoy, because you’re more flexible, and you can exert yourself more freely with less risk of injury, because your bones will be stronger and muscles will be better toned.

Not to mention those important bible passages which support exercise in their way;
‘For ye are bought with a price: therefore honor God with your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.’ 1 Cor 6:20

‘She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. Prov 31:17
Both references here are KJV – as if you had to guess

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