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knittinangie 10-03-2008 11:23 AM

Sweaty Hands
I am new and have been Knitting for a Month now. My question is: every so often my hnds will sweat which causes to yarn to not move freely. It has gotton to the point that the yarn won't move at all. I have tried baby powder to help this but it makes it worse. I have alos set a fan right on my hands and that doesnt work.
Does anyone know of a way to stop this or make the yarn workable even if I cant get my hands to quit sweating?
Angie in MO

Puddinpop 10-03-2008 01:02 PM

You need some air conditioning.

knittinangie 10-03-2008 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by Puddinpop (Post 1159546)
You need some air conditioning.

Thanks but maybe I should have mentioned it but I do have air conditioning. Today I am not have any problems with it, so it is very confusing on why I am doing it...........

Mystery_Gyrl 10-03-2008 02:57 PM

Could it be that you are nervous and or tense sometimes when you knit.

cam90066 10-03-2008 06:43 PM

Is it just your hands? Could it be a hormonal shift? For those of us dealing with menopausal symptoms sweating, be it hands or other body parts, can be problematic. When it hits me I have to decide to either ride it out does end eventually!...or just put down my work for a bit.


knittinangie 10-04-2008 10:27 AM

Thanks to both of you!. I never thought of either of that but either one could be it.
Again thanks!

Plantgoddess+ 10-04-2008 11:03 AM

I also put down the knitting and go wash my hands and hold them under cold water for a few seconds and then go back to knitting. Sometimes I just don't want to walk away.

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