Nothing demands further investigation like an unmarked paper bag. I mean, you only put something in a plain brown paper bag if you have something to hide. Once upon a time, it was maxi-pads or luxury goods during an economic crisis or glue —you know, so people won’t know you menstruate or spend your money or are totally high.
What is in that bag???
Yes, yes, you’re right. I really am ashamed of myself. It won’t happen again, I swear.
(Thanks for getting me busted, LYS.)
I don’t recommend doing both at the same time, (not much is worse than sweaty hands when you are handling wool!) but you might want to put those needles down for a bit and do some vacuuming or something/anything that requires more energy than wrapping yarn around a needle.
You can’t deny it: knitting is a sedentary hobby. But did you know it might be killing you even if you exercise daily?
I’ve been reading the recently published and most excellent Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise, by Dr. Alex Hutchinson. (This book is a fantastic read for someone who likes evidence-based advice served up in a clear, concise, yet conversational manner.) I used to think that by running a couple miles (oh, let’s pretend it’s on a daily basis,) that I would offset all the time I spend sitting. But, alas, it isn’t so! Dr. Hutchinson cites a 2010 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, and summarizes:
The researchers followed 123, 000 people for 13 years and found that men and women who spent more than six hours per day sitting down were 18 and 37 percent, respectively, more likely to die during the study than those who sat fewer than three hours per day…[and] that these risks were completely unrelated to how much exercise the subjects reported getting. (pp. 202-203)
You know you spend more than 6 hours a day on your ass. You knit and you’re on tumblr? Yeah, thought so.
Anyway, your chair is out to get you! Just thought I’d warn you.
(For some further reading, this online article from Scientific American provides a decent overview.)