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knitpicker
Warming Up

99 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  10:14:13 AM  Show Profile Send knitpicker a Private Message
Flat on my back on the couch, head propped up on a pillow, knitting on my chest. Talk about comfy...

gwtreece
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USA
7254 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  10:15:22 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
Can't say that I have tried knitting this way.

Wanda
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lizknits
Chatty Knitter

110 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  10:16:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit lizknits's Homepage Send lizknits a Private Message
I wish I could. Whenever I try, my arms fall asleep.

http://lizknitz.typepad.com/liz_knitz/

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fleurdog
Chatty Knitter

106 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  10:20:28 AM  Show Profile Send fleurdog a Private Message
I just spent the whole weekend in exactly that position! I don't usually get to do that, but I was recovering from a nasty cold and had a DVR full of TV to catch up on. Talk about heaven...except for the being sick part, of course.

"Waddaya expect me to do, sit home and knit?"

-line from film noir classic
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fmarrs
Guardian angel

USA
9776 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  11:20:52 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
That's my usual position.......LOL. I do find that it helps to prop my elbows up on pillows but then I am unable to hold my arms up for any length of time. On the pillows, my hands are close enough together to knit without holding up my arms.

fran

http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/
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probablyjane
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United Kingdom
1227 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  12:34:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message
I'm another horizontal knitter - both on the sofa when I get the chance and just a few rows in bed before I go to sleep....

Jane

'I am the milkman of human kindness - I will leave an extra pint' Billy Bragg
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westcoastchica
Seriously Hooked

Canada
788 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  12:37:19 PM  Show Profile Send westcoastchica a Private Message
I just discovered this position this weekend...I'd been reading a novel while laying on the couch and decided to pick up the toddler hoodie I've been working on... and it worked out pretty well!

Maria

http://sapphyreknits.blogspot.com/
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Valk_scot
Permanent Resident

United Kingdom
1281 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  12:41:57 PM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
I have too much chest to be able to knit on top of it. It gets in the way.

Val.


http://spinningfishwife.blogspot.com/
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KellyKnits
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USA
1608 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  1:06:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
I should send this link to my mom - she thinks I am a big weirdo when I do this!
Glad I'm not the only one!

Kelly
http://pieceofstring.blogspot.com/
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pixiepurls
Gabber Extraordinaire

373 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  1:35:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit pixiepurls's Homepage Send pixiepurls a Private Message
I got in a very bad habbit of knitting while in bed, laying down with my back slightly propped on a pillow. Luckily I stopped knitting this way, bad to be in bed all afternoon!

http://www.pixiepurls.com
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lizknit
Permanent Resident

USA
1179 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  1:48:03 PM  Show Profile Send lizknit a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by pixiepurls
. . .bad to be in bed all afternoon!


Not when you're knitting, it's not.

The cat, the only self-cleaning appliance in the house
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2trees
Seriously Hooked

749 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  3:06:56 PM  Show Profile Send 2trees a Private Message
I like knitting outside in the hammock. :D

If I were kind to myself, I wouldn't have to wait for kindness from others
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sachis2112
Warming Up

54 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  5:49:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit sachis2112's Homepage Send sachis2112 a Private Message
Hmmm... I would like to try it but the critters think it's an invitation to come lay on mommy's chest. *Hrumph*

-Sachi
http://sachis2112.blogspot.com
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knitz2
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USA
1800 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  7:07:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit knitz2's Homepage Send knitz2 a Private Message
I haven't tried it lying completely down, but like to stretch out on the couch or bed with my shoulders propped up a bit ... I guess "reclining" is the best way to describe it. especially when I'm using more than one ball of yarn since multiple balls of yarn will stay on my chest or the bed while I'm knitting instead of exploring under the couch or loveseat the way they do when I'm sitting up.
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KBerry
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
486 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  7:26:05 PM  Show Profile Send KBerry a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by probablyjane

I'm another horizontal knitter - both on the sofa when I get the chance and just a few rows in bed before I go to sleep....




That's me, especially the "few rows before bed"

Kristin



"Dogs have masters, cats have servants"
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jamesedwinsneed
Chatty Knitter

USA
191 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  9:04:58 PM  Show Profile Send jamesedwinsneed a Private Message
nope.
Gayle
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crzyboutyarn
Seriously Hooked

USA
792 Posts

Posted - 03/27/2006 :  11:22:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit crzyboutyarn's Homepage Send crzyboutyarn a Private Message
Hmmm....sounds like fun, I am going to try that tonight

~Courtney [IMG]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d192/love2croceht/imake-things.gif[/IMG]
A Full Stash is a Happy Stash!!
http://crzyboutcrochet.blogspot.com/
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ozknitter
Permanent Resident

Australia
3291 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2006 :  12:28:33 AM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message
Hi Kathy,

I have tried it, but its better than a sleeping pill for me, I just nod over and wake up in the morning with half the stitches off the needles and the wool wound around the bed and whatever else the cat has managed to do.

Although I do sit up in bed, watching TV and Knit and this works super well.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.
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lella
Permanent Resident

9714 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2006 :  01:02:31 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
I knit in bed, but sitting mostly up. It's very comfy and very warm and cozy, especially when my little dog curls up on my thighs.

lella[img]http://smilies.sofrayt.com/^/9971/omelet.gif[/img]

http://zippiknits.blogspot.com
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eclair
Chatty Knitter

New Zealand
320 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2006 :  03:53:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit eclair's Homepage Send eclair a Private Message
quote:
I wish I could. Whenever I try, my arms fall asleep.



Whenever I try, *I* fall asleep!

Knitting is just Soooooo soothing.
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achrisvet
Permanent Resident

USA
5986 Posts

Posted - 03/28/2006 :  12:26:03 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
I did it a couple weeks ago when my back was killing me and I was lying on a heating pad. My arms got real tired. If it happens again I'll try Fran's trick with the pillows.

Anita
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