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Old 10-02-2007, 05:16 PM   #11
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Lately, for me it's been my bed. I need to get my feet up and the recliner just isn't comfortable - hurts my back and neck. Haven't even tried to knit in it. I used to knit and crochet in my big wooden rocker. But it's in the garage since my move. I need to rearrange the furniture in the living room to make room for it.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:25 PM   #12
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We have a kind of hand-me down sofa (bought it off my parents).

It has a bucket type back? You know the arm and back are the same height but it does go up a bit more in the back.

Anyhow I sit tucked into the corner with 1 or 2 pillows propped behind my back. And pop my feet on a low stool or my sewing basket.


I used to work in a Nursing home and one of my many jobs was fitting wheel chairs for people.

Your lower back support is crucial. As is having your feet up enough. For the majority of us we want our legs to bend up and rest only lightly on the edge of the seat, then slope away from the sofa toward the floor. NOT a 90 degree angle. I am nearly 6 ft tall and find it much better to have a stool beneath my feet!


And last but most important and already mentioned... you must change positions! Every half hour is enough for most of us as we are not elderly and have a little or more than a little natural padding.

That being said... we've all got a natural comfortable position. There is no need to fight what makes you comfortable!
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:30 PM   #13
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For a while I was knitting in a $10 'office' chair from Walmart. Had wheels, a small pad for the back, and no arm rests. I was very mobile and I had it for so long that the chair and my body comfortably conformed to each other, but, it was so old the seat cushion was worn away to the point where I could feel the screws that held the chair together poking me when I sat down. Not pleasant.

I recently bought a better office chair from Sam's Club... or maybe CostCo... but, it's a lot more cushion-y and it has arm rests which used to get in the way, but, now I just rest my elbows on them and knit. The whole chair also reclines (didn't know this at first, and screamed when I leaned back feeling like I was gonna fall ) which is also quite comfortable.

I spend most of my @ home knitting time in front of my computer. I've tried knitting in bed but that just makes me sleepy.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:32 PM   #14
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my dh's ergonomically designed desk chair that i swiped, in bed with the pillows behind me, any comfy chair really.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:38 PM   #15
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This looks really cool, but I wonder if it would be comfortable. They say it is -- has anyone tried something like this? It's still more than I wanted to pay, but I love the design.

http://www.knittingsisters.com/cgi-b...der_Type1.html
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:40 PM   #16
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I knit in my comfy chair in my living room. I have the tv on when I knit. Plus my feet up on my footstool.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:47 PM   #17
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Is it weird that my first thought when I read the title to this thread was "In my jammies!"

But since you all are naming chairs and such: I knit where ever my yarn is, but I prefer my big comfy leather couch--cool in the summer and warms to your body temp just right in the cooler weather!
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:54 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by MamaMer View Post
Is it weird that my first thought when I read the title to this thread was "In my jammies!"
LOL!!! I'm so glad I'm not alone!
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he he you made me snort.
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This looks really cool, but I wonder if it would be comfortable. They say it is -- has anyone tried something like this? It's still more than I wanted to pay, but I love the design.

http://www.knittingsisters.com/cgi-b...der_Type1.html
I haven't tried, but it does look comfy. I like the foot rest, need that, and no arms to block the flying needles.
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