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ashleybird 01-19-2009 12:10 AM

I am currently making my second afgan. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on holding the project and working with it as it becomes long and heavy?

Jan in CA 01-19-2009 12:38 AM

If you use a circular needle the heavy part sits on the cable in your lap so it's much less difficult to hold.

LilHuskiesFootBallMom 01-19-2009 01:17 AM

stack up pillows in your lap and around you so that it doesn't put as much strain on your arms and hands...

teachermom 01-19-2009 09:16 AM

When working on heavy projects, I will use circ's and like the previous post, put pillows behind my back. The other thing that I will do is use a stool - nursing stools, typist stools, or any small foot stool will do. I tilt mine towards me on two legs. It raises your legs a bit and then the work, when it gets long enough, can rest on your legs. By having your legs raised a bit, your work is closer to you and it helps with arm strain. I also find that I will work on heavy projects in short bursts... set a goal of a few rows a day. A few rows a day adds up over time and my arms thank me for it.

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