- stick/tend to one's knitting,
- to mind one's own business: Don't worry about my work—just tend to your knitting.
- to devote oneself to one's assignments or responsibilities: Years of sticking to his knitting finally paid off.
Origin of knitting
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- knitted work or the process of producing it
- (as modifier)a knitting machine
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Word Origin and History for stick to one's knitting
"knitted work," 1848, from present participle of knit (v.). Knitting-needle is from 1590s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The physiological process by which the fragments of a broken bone are united or the edges of a wound are closed.
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