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Old 04-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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I think its time I paid a visit to the dr.....UPDATE
Really hoped I wouldn't have to - see this thread for info But after a week of not knitting and resting my hands yesterday I picked up the needles and started knitting. I decided maybe i should try knitting looser seeing if that would help any, but clearly not because my fingers are back to hurting again. At least the index fingers but now for some reason the pain has gone to my pinky finger. I suspect i've killed my hands...:( So am going to stop knitting until I have advice from the Doctors......so...my friend will probably not see this blanket until after the baby's born, or probably a long time from that which is when I am sure someone else has given her a baby blanket? Can you have too many baby blankets? If so then perhaps I shall sell mine on Ebay! Well when it comes to knitting it..or donate it to a hospital.....oh i'm so upset now. I was looking forward to getting this done.

Well hope you all dont mind this rant of a post.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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I know how you feel. I love to knit, and once I get going on a project, I go at it as long as possible, sometimes ignoring the nagging pain in my hands, fingers. Then I have to stop for a few days! Whahhhhhhaaaaha! (crying bigtime).

but for me it's necessary, cuz I do have a titch of arthritis here and there. Old bones.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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I know how you feel. I love to knit, and once I get going on a project, I go at it as long as possible, sometimes ignoring the nagging pain in my hands, fingers. Then I have to stop for a few days! Whahhhhhhaaaaha! (crying bigtime).

but for me it's necessary, cuz I do have a titch of arthritis here and there. Old bones.
The arthritis is what i am worried about :( I feel i may have got that from the knitting - great.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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I'm sorry to hear you're still having problems, and I hope you get some answers about what's causing the pain soon.

I don't know that an activity can cause arthritis, but I do know that repeated motions can bring on tendonitis and carpal tunnel and other problems. Let's hope that whatever's going on can be treated swiftly and that you'll be back to knitting again in no time.

And, NO, a mother can't have too many baby blankets. Usually at least one of the blankets is dirty and/or being washed when it's most needed, so I'd still give it to your friend whenever you can.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear about the pain still, let's hope the doctor can figure out what it is at least so you'll know what to do about it.

And I agree, the mother would still appreciate the blanket and babies need a few, for at home, in the pram, on car journeys etc.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #6
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I think seeing the doctor is a great idea. There may well be treatments that will help and let you get back to knitting. I certainly hope so and hope that all goes well.
I don't think I ever had enough baby blankets and lots of friends contributed to that supply. They are always a welcome present,
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:22 PM   #7
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painful hands
a physio nurse in hospital told to exercise my hands in a bowl of warm/hot water, she says it helps
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by jaynekin View Post
a physio nurse in hospital told to exercise my hands in a bowl of warm/hot water, she says it helps
The best way I've found to do that is to wash dishes in the sink.
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Re: blankets

I have a one month old and a two year old. We have lots of blankets: in the van, in the crib, in our bedroom.

I change the baby on the flannel ones. Also, she spits up.

I knit a hat out of sport weight cotton for DD and geez, my fingers hurt. I'm not a tight knitter, either!
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #10
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When I started using sock yarn and size 2 or smaller needles my hands started hurting. I had to pay attention to how I was holding the yarn and needles to figure out how to do it without gripping things too tightly. I wish I could tell you how I changed my way of doing it but for me it's just something you find a way to do that works for you.
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