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nonny2t 08-09-2011 08:49 AM

Springtime fingerless mitts
 
I went insane yesterday and knitted the first mitt for my daughter's birthday present. I know better and have to live with soreness in my hands today, but I think the first one turned out just fine. These go with the hat I posted yesterday.


Olha 08-09-2011 09:01 AM

Very nice! I really like the pattern. They would make a great set with the hat!

TreshaRuthe 08-09-2011 09:26 AM

They will make an amazing combination and a wonderful pop of color with whatever outfit she chooses to wear them with. I'm sure she'll love them.

Jan in CA 08-09-2011 01:08 PM

Pretty!

Why do mitts hurt your hands?

nonny2t 08-09-2011 03:02 PM

I have arthritis in my thumb joints and shouldn't have sat all day knitting just to get one done so I could see how it looked. It wasn't the specific pattern just the overdoing it with the needles! :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1327677)
Pretty!

Why do mitts hurt your hands?


dreamsherl 08-09-2011 03:07 PM

Nice mitt. I love the color.

salmonmac 08-09-2011 05:42 PM

Great looking mitts. They'll make a terrific combination with the hat. And I love the color.

Jan in CA 08-09-2011 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nonny2t (Post 1327682)
I have arthritis in my thumb joints and shouldn't have sat all day knitting just to get one done so I could see how it looked. It wasn't the specific pattern just the overdoing it with the needles! :)

Oh I see. That's too bad. :/

TreshaRuthe 08-09-2011 06:06 PM

Nonny,
Here's an ointment I invented for my grandmother's arthritis, just be careful with it if you're sensitive to peppers or have sensitive skin.

1 c oil
3 Tbsp Cayenne pepper powder (about 4 dried peppers ground)
3 Tbsp fresh ground clove

Grind the Cayenne pepper and the cloves together, add to the oil in a stainless steel, glass, or other non-reactive pan (avoid aluminum and cast iron). Bring to a low simmer, the oil should just start bubbling. Turn off the heat, let sit for a few minutes, then turn the heat back on and bring it back up to a simmer. The heat used for this should be as low as possible, cause if you get this too hot you'll cook out the medicinal properties. Once your oil turns a nice red brown color, let it cool and apply it over the joints that have pain issues when you start hurting. You can store it in a reclaimed glass jar, just keep it in the dark when not in use. As with all things with capsaicin in them keep it away from your mucus membranes. I've not found washing the hands after the oil has soaked in to be detrimental to it's function. My grandmother is also constantly rubbing her face, forgetting she's just put this on her hands and only rarely has she had issues with it hurting her eyes or such.

I hope this can help you as much as it helps my grandmother.

Tre'sha

nonny2t 08-10-2011 05:46 AM

Thank you! :hug:
Quote:

Originally Posted by TreshaRuthe (Post 1327696)
Nonny,
Here's an ointment I invented for my grandmother's arthritis, just be careful with it if you're sensitive to peppers or have sensitive skin.

1 c oil
3 Tbsp Cayenne pepper powder (about 4 dried peppers ground)
3 Tbsp fresh ground clove

Grind the Cayenne pepper and the cloves together, add to the oil in a stainless steel, glass, or other non-reactive pan (avoid aluminum and cast iron). Bring to a low simmer, the oil should just start bubbling. Turn off the heat, let sit for a few minutes, then turn the heat back on and bring it back up to a simmer. The heat used for this should be as low as possible, cause if you get this too hot you'll cook out the medicinal properties. Once your oil turns a nice red brown color, let it cool and apply it over the joints that have pain issues when you start hurting. You can store it in a reclaimed glass jar, just keep it in the dark when not in use. As with all things with capsaicin in them keep it away from your mucus membranes. I've not found washing the hands after the oil has soaked in to be detrimental to it's function. My grandmother is also constantly rubbing her face, forgetting she's just put this on her hands and only rarely has she had issues with it hurting her eyes or such.

I hope this can help you as much as it helps my grandmother.

Tre'sha



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