Idioms about knitting
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.
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How to use knitting in a sentence
Some people have taken up knitting to deal with our increasingly homebound lives during the coronavirus pandemic.After changing the way we analyze basketball, Ken Pomeroy turns to curling | Matt Bonesteel | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The sky’s the limit and winter’s long, so get your needles and get knitting.
Nearby was her purple reflective yarn for knitting and a pencil drawing of Heather.
His British-born mother ran a knitting business from the tenement where he grew up with three siblings.Sheldon Adelson, casino magnate who influenced policy from D.C. to Jerusalem, dies at 87 | Donald Frazier | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
To manage the complexity, we divided the tasks, each knitting half of the necessary polygonal faces before we sewed all the pieces together.
More than secular nationalist movements or industrial interests or mental illness or knitting groups?Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence | Patricia Pearson | October 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She could have auditioned to be the tavern wench or a faerie; instead, she signed on as a merchant, knitting chain-mail bikinis.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending | Anne Berry | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fanning, ever the old soul, returned the gestures by knitting the veteran actors scarves.Dakota Fanning on ‘Night Moves,’ Climate Change, and Hollywood’s Poor Treatment of Women | Marlow Stern | May 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I had a lot of knitted caps courtesy of the hospital volunteers and even my own knitting.A Breast Cancer Alphabet: F Is For Fashion Accessories | Madhulika Sikka | February 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sure, they have the knitting around the ankles and the waistbands.NBA Players Are Wearing Sweatpants Again, but Now They Cost $550 | Sujay Kumar | November 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Ducksmith gathered up her knitting and retired, Aristide dashing to the door to open it for her.
Mrs. Ducksmith shot a timid glance at him and the knitting needles clicked together nervously.
Mrs. Ducksmith blushed and, to conceal her face, bent it over her resumed knitting.
"Oh," she exclaimed carelessly, and went on knitting, drawing closer to the lamplight.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
They found the old woman alone, knitting in her rustic chair in her floral bower on the roof.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for knitting
knitted work or the process of producing it
(as modifier): a knitting machine
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