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Old 01-01-2013, 01:04 AM   #166
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I have cervical spine arthritis and pinched nerves in my lumbar spine. I don't notice knitting makes a difference either way. You may have to pace yourself to learn, but once you relax you may be fine.

This is basically a hand knitting forum, but there are a few who loom knit as well. Have fun tonight.

Originally Posted by b1uejeanz View Post
Well, I didn't make it to the store to get the knitting needles and yarn for the mystery project. It sounds like soooo much fun, but raining plus cold equals arthritis ouch. So I worked on my loom tube scarf. Its about 7 feet now and ready to come off of the loom!! Yay!

I just found the forums today and haven't thoroughly looked around, but does anyone else use looms or is everyone needles only? I'm starting with just a set of Knifty Knitter looms, but am enjoying it enough to start looking around at board looms for a tighter stitch and larger projects. I want to learn needles as well, but I've been following a lady on YouTube who also has arthritis and she said she can't use the needles as much as the looms anymore because it bothers her cervical spine. I have issues in my cervical and lumbar spine as well as hands and wrists. And on good days when the pain is managed well I'm usually painting.....
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