I found a lotion called SewSoft.....lotion for busy hands. It is formulated for quilters, crafters, sewers and knitters. It is very light, and non-greasy. Also non-staining. You can apply it often, if needed, while you are knitting or crocheting. I discovered it while taking a smocking class. I think I got it at Joann.
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