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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ow ow ow on: November 13, 2005 08:26:17 AM
You'll be okay , just take it easy with the knitting. I've had problems here or there over the years but I've never had to stop. You might need to take a break. Try not knitting for a few days, I know thats hard, then do it in little bits, like ten minutes here or there, just till you feel better.
Also I agree that tension could be an issue. I adjusted the way I held my yarn, so the yarn is looser in my hand, I also made myself slow down a bit and pay attention to my knitting( I should do this more in general, ha ha), if my mind wanders off and starts worrying about things my hands get tense.
Another thing thats made a difference is the type of yarn I use, my hands hate cotton because it doesn't have as much give to it, my hands love wool. But don't limit yourself right away , some cottons could be better than others depending on how they've been spun, like four ply verses one ply.
Yet another thing that helps me and was recommended by a doctor is exercise, to loosen up and get the blood flow going, yoga really helped me.
Good luck
 Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Grin Grin
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wood, bamboo, metal, plastic? Which is your favorite kind of needle on: November 12, 2005 10:29:30 AM
I have been knitting with skacel addi turbo circular's for years now and I love them. Usually just work back and forth on them and not in the round, easier for travel knitting. I like how they feel smooth , the tips are not too pointy , and the knitting process feels more fluid and smooth. Sometimes I use my mom's old aluminum straights , mostly if I'm working at home. Bamboo, hmmmm, I think I liked them when I was a new knitter , easier to control your stitches, occasionally I try using them again and I just don't like the feel of them anymore.
  Just started knitting socks, am now addicted, and so far I prefer Susan Bates aluminum double pointed needles, definitely going to try addi turbo double pointers in the near future.

I do have a question. I'm working on a top down cardigan using Rowan Big Wool on #17 Susan Bates plastic circulars. Hate working on these needles , hard to move the stitches along on the purl side. Don't like the look of the large size addi turbo circs. , where the needle and circular part meet. Any recommendations?
 Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fess up, who's got a knitting blog? on: November 05, 2005 11:27:43 AM
I got one too and its new!
The blog is a work in progress itself and  I'm having so much fun.
http://knitcake.blogspot.com/
 Grin
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