Thank you to all of you. I am going to try everything- I am going to Bed & Bath or somewhere and get the gloves - I am going to probably use my vaseline intensive care lotion (it seems to help more than the others) and I am going to put them on after I take a shower and before I go to bed. I forgot that I have some newskin - i could use it during the day-it would definitely work better than bandaids to type with at work. This is one of those times where I have read or heard of these ideas but just needed to be reminded.
I am looking forward to spring and knitting without wincing in pain every stitch. Thanks!