Knitting while walking really is the ultimate party trick, or so it would seem by the number of people who've run into me lately and said
MARY! I saw you knitting while you were walking the other day! or
Wow, you can knit while you walk? or, from the more seasoned friend/acquaintance, just
What are you making now?
I guess some people do restrict their knitting to indoor situations but my queue is so long and my obligatory knitting so urgent that I can't afford not to knit if I'm likely to have five minutes to spare, which is why I was so heartbroken about frogging yesterday's baby surprise jacket and the two hours I put into it.
However, as they say, tomorrow is another day. And now that I'm in it, I can fully endorse the truth of that statement:
Another day, another BSJ, and one that looks far more likely to fit my new baby-sized friend. Also it's faster to knit since the stitches are bigger and more likely to zip off the needles. Maybe 30 hours, instead of 50?
(yes, I'm still doomed.)
I am liking this pattern though. The gauge is still tight enough to show off snug even stitches, but it's softer than when I tried it on tiny wee needles, and best of all, it's just knit stitches with the occasional increase or decrease.
Perfect for knitting while walking.