tend to one's knitting

knitting

[nit-ing]
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that knits.
2.
the act of forming a fabric by looping a continuous yarn.
3.
knitted work.
Idioms
4.
stick/tend to one's knitting,
a.
to mind one's own business: Don't worry about my work—just tend to your knitting.
b.
to devote oneself to one's assignments or responsibilities: Years of sticking to his knitting finally paid off.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see knit, -ing1

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knitting (ˈnɪtɪŋ)
 
n
a.  knitted work or the process of producing it
 b.  (as modifier): a knitting machine

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Word Origin & History

knit
O.E. cnyttan "to tie with a knot, bind, fasten," related to O.N. knytja, M.L.G. knütten "to tie, knot," O.E. cnotta "a knot," from P.Gmc. *knuttjan, from stem *knutt-. Of brows, late 14c. Meaning "to do knitting" (especially plain stitch) is from 1530. Knitting "knitted work" attested from 1880.
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Medical Dictionary

knitting knit·ting (nĭt'ĭng)
n.
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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