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ZELDAdog 02-24-2007 05:49 PM

Sweaty fingers???
What do you guys do when your fingers get all sweaty? My hands seem to stay that way, and when I'm knitting, the yarn does not move well. I have found that sometimes baby lotions helps--sounds like it would make it worse, but I've got some cheapie lotion from one of the dollar stores and it's like it closes off the pores or something.

Just wondering what your remedies were!

Miss Moosey 02-24-2007 06:04 PM

I have the same problem; as a result I cannot knit between May and October or so (or in overly heated rooms in the winter months). It's good to know I'm not the only one out there.

My mom suggested smearing antiperspirant on my hands but I'm pretty positive she was joking :shrug:


Stiney 02-24-2007 06:05 PM

What about baby powder? :shrug:

janelanespaintbrush 02-25-2007 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by cawthraven
What about baby powder? :shrug:

If her hands are as sweaty as mine, the powder will quickly turn into paste! :blush: There are a few things I have done to cope. See this thread for some suggestions.

jmp3775 02-25-2007 11:44 AM

I cant believe I missed that thread! I thought I was the only one with hyperhydrosis :oops: . I find acrylic yarn makes it worse.

Braden 02-25-2007 11:57 AM

I don't get sweaty hands that often, but when I do, I just wash and dry them. Works like a charm.

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