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Ceil
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Posted - 04/06/2014 :  3:20:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am knitting with US6 Addi Lace Clicks. The sharper point is digging into my right index finger tip every time I push down on the left needle to move stitches closer to the left tip so I can knit them. I can see a visible puncture wound!

What can I wear on my right finger to prevent this from happening? Thanks,


Ceil
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NastiJ
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Posted - 04/06/2014 :  4:44:33 PM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Office supply stores sell "finger cots" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_cot

which are more flexible than an actual thimble.

Nancy J.

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Vcoerulea
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Posted - 04/08/2014 :  4:52:49 PM  Show Profile Send Vcoerulea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finger cots are thin and would tear too easily with a sharp needle tip. 'Thimble-it' pads are sold for sewing, quilting, cross stitching and such. They are flexible stick on ovals that protect fingers from needle punctures. They come in a package of 64(at least the last time I bought them). You should be able to find them at Joann's or Walmart or any specialty store for the needlework crafts I listed.
HTH
Elizabeth
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jtamsn
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Posted - 04/24/2014 :  02:50:48 AM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have used a band aid for such issues, they are inexpensive and readily available.
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Jane
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Posted - 04/24/2014 :  03:27:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This happened to me, too -- so I learned to pinch the end of the right needle between my thumb and forefinger, instead of using my left finger, to hold it still while I adjust the stitches. It took a while to retrain my brain, but now I do it automatically!

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marfa
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Posted - 04/24/2014 :  03:36:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do.

Jane, thanks for sharing this excellent technique!

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robinstephanie
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Posted - 04/25/2014 :  10:24:04 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yah, I get the sore fingers too, and will try the pinch retraining. Brilliant!

Robinsteph

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crc532
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Posted - 05/08/2014 :  04:42:20 AM  Show Profile Send crc532 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This used to happen to me when I used my Knitpicks interchangeables. I also agree that afte actually breaking the skin a few times, I adjusted my knitting and it doesn't happen anymore. I am a tight knitter and oooh, did that hurt. I learned to knit continental which definitely loosened my knitting and for whatever reason, it no longer happens.

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Mar Feder
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Posted - 05/08/2014 :  07:24:28 AM  Show Profile Send Mar Feder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ceil

I am knitting with US6 Addi Lace Clicks. The sharper point is digging into my right index finger tip every time I push down on the left needle to move stitches closer to the left tip so I can knit them. I can see a visible puncture wound!

What can I wear on my right finger to prevent this from happening? Thanks,


Ceil
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Time is never a factor when joy is involved.

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Mar Feder
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Posted - 05/08/2014 :  07:46:00 AM  Show Profile Send Mar Feder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use leather quilter's thimbles. very flexible and durable. you can find them at most fabric stores
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Patience
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Posted - 05/08/2014 :  08:54:45 AM  Show Profile Send Patience a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have the same problem with pointy dpns that I like using other than the way they puncture fingers over time. I will look into a couple of the suggested remedies posted here so thanks to all!

Regards, Patience


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Ceil
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Posted - 05/08/2014 :  09:32:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by robinstephanie

Yah, I get the sore fingers too, and will try the pinch retraining. Brilliant!



It's funny that you mention sore fingers, because I have taught at the Sore Fingers Summer School in Kingham, England. However, it is a school for bluegrass music, not knitting! (But it should be!)

I am thankful for all the ideas contributed to this thread, and the quilters thimble sounds like a real good option. When I get over this nasty cold, I will go out and buy one and report back. Thanks, everyone,

Ceil
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Ceil
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Posted - 07/04/2014 :  11:35:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just bought the Nimble Thimble at a quilt shop and it's working! I wondered if it might be in the way, but adjusted quickly to wearing it. No more piercing my index finger!

Ceil
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marfa
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Posted - 07/05/2014 :  06:35:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do.

Oh yay for you, Ceil!

Martha

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robinstephanie
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Posted - 07/05/2014 :  11:49:22 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's great, Ceil!

And man, I WISH I could get sore fingers from being good enough at bluegrass. I bet it would be a lot of hard work, and a lot of FUN, to get the sore fingers that way.

Robinsteph

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