My hands hurt

scottly's picture

I have been knitting almost non-stop since October, what with Chrstmas gifts, comissions and the occasional craft show it's all I can do to keep up. I still have a pair of socks to finish and a hat to make and people are still asking me to do stuff. A friend asked me if I could get five pair of socks done and down to Houston by Christmas, I sadly had to decline as that it was last week that she asked. I did get her some hats though. And my stash is taking a big hit - I'll have to take an inventory and see what I need to go shopping for. What fun! I wonder if I need to worry about carpal tunnel.


Bill's picture

learning to say very difficult...
but necessary...(it's taken me years to learn how to do it...)

Kent's picture

Awww oh!

It's never good to be in pain...

It's always a warning.

I hope your taking breaks as much as possible - getting massages and stretching those hands?

For every hour I knit, I try to squeeze about 10 minutes of rest - or a cookie break :)

And I try not to knit for more than 3 hours a day.

Take Care!


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Points well taken from Kent and Bill. I hope you are doing the stretches and such to relax your wrists. I have had to learn to say "No" very handily over the years...I can barely keep up with my personal stuff. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

scottly's picture

Thnaks for the great advice guys. I will be taking many more breaks from now on. I've heard carpal tunnel is horrible and I already tend to get tendonidous in my fingers although at the moment my hands are just fatigued and a bit stiff in the mornings.

I can say no and do if I feel the least bit uneasy about meeting a deadline but I do hate to dissappoint anyone. I'm alway so flattered when asked to knit something for someone.