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Old 08-01-2008, 05:25 PM   #11
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For sore fingers
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Although adjusting your method of transferring stitches is probably the best solution, in the meantime you might try "liquid bandage" or "liquid band-aid". You just paint it on the affected part and let it dry and it forms a coating.

I used this years ago when I was doing a lot of quilting on a frame. Boy, did my fingertips get sore from the needle. The calluses that formed eventually helped, but meanwhile I used the liquid bandaid.

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Old 08-01-2008, 06:17 PM   #12
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I was thinking about liquid band-aid when it happened to me, but wasn't sure if it would work. Then I realized that my dd wants "real" band-aids when she has a boo boo, so I dropped the idea LOL
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:42 PM   #13
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I try to remember to push off with my left thumbnail.
If I forget and start using my right forefinger (happens mostly with slip stitches), I stick on a small round leather patch that quilters use to avoid stabbing their fingers. It protects the finger and also reminds me to push off with the thumbnail.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:02 PM   #14
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I had that problem when I first started knitting, though I notice it's not an issue as much any more.

What I did was go to an office supply store and buy those rubber thingies you use on your fingers to help you in sorting papers...sort of like a rubber thimble. Mine were bumpy, which snagged the yarn, so I turned them inside out, and it was perfect!

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Old 08-02-2008, 10:30 AM   #15
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I just waited until a callus appeared.

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Old 08-02-2008, 12:12 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by susi View Post
oh yes i ment plasters , or should i correct to bandaids, sorry must remember different words.
No problem! It was the typo plus the new word that confused me. I am learning new words, too.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:34 PM   #17
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While reading the replies, I had an idea!
All replies to this thread were very helpful and gave me additional ideas which I tested. I recently came across some 'corn pads' while searching thru the first aid closet which is the reason for my query (I burnt my finger tip on a scalding hot roasted marshmallow). Anyway, I took an adhesive 'corn pad' (round little disk with a hole in the center) and put a fingertip bandage over it. It provides the extra cushion I was looking for. Or, you could take a cotton ball and then wrap a fingertip bandage over it, also provides extra cushion!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #18
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Interesting topic. I had this problem when I was using sock skewers (DPNs). I put a bandaid on my finger, hated having it there, and it's best purpose was to teach me not to do that anymore. I still sometimes slip up and poke myself. Sock skewers draw blood and I don't want to ruin my yarn so I really try not to do it even with larger needles. Learning a new habit is better than patching up my fingers.
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Hi Tammy and welcome to Knitting Help!
Ouch. Blisters, paper cuts on knitting fingers, what an added hurdle. Thanks for the tip. Anything to keep on knitting.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:10 AM   #20
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1) finger cot - rubber cover available in office supply departments. They do wear out/through with use.

2) pet finger toothbrush - harder plastic. Won't wear out. Bristles might be bothersome to some knitters but could be snipped off.
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