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Old 10-02-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
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What do you knit in?
What kind of chair? I have a glider with a footstool, and I'm growing to hate it. My back hurts so much by the time I stand up. I've tried putting a pillow against my lower back, and that does help, but not enough.

I want a new chair! I've looked at the Relax the Back store, but I cannot afford them. Does anyone out there have a certain brand of chair they just love, that won't cost so much that I can't buy yarn for the rest of my natural life?

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Old 10-02-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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Driver's seat in my truck (air ride and multi adjustable, very comfy), diner seats, bar stools, the odd stump, doesn't matter.
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I have the zero gravity chair from Relax the Back, and don't feel bad about it being out of your price range. Probably isn't worth it. I don't find it comfortable at all, and if you try to shift positions, you end up putting pressure in weird places. Really hurts my trick hip! I also end up putting pillows under various arms/legs, and sometimes I use one of those U pillows made for sleeping on the plane instead of the chair's headrest.

That said, I probably shouldn't blame the chair. More likely, the problem is probably that I'll sit there for hours w/o getting up and stretching. I think no matter what you are sitting in, your body will get sore if you don't get up every hour or so and walk around the room and stretch out your arms and legs.

I took a knitting class in August, and the instructor made a big point about how important it was to stretch. She said, "Fiber people blow their bodies out." That really resonated with me, and I am trying to take better care of myself so I can knit without pain for many years to come!
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:37 PM   #4
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I'm with ya there Mason. I knit where ever my butt (or feet) put me. I've knit in couches, in chairs, in bed, on concrete, in my car (in the driver's seat ), in cars as a passenger and I've even knit while walking the mall with my mother.
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My family doesn't understand why I perfer sitting in the old slouchy green thrift store chair when I knit. They don't realize that it fits me very well. It's low enough that my short little legs touch the floor, it is wide enough that I can tuck my arms in if they are tired and still knit AND the arms are low enough that if I want to prop my elbows on them I can do that as well.

I say if you are looking for a new chair go to different furniture places with your knitting and just sit and knit in them for a while. You will eventually know if a chair is comfy enough after just a few rows. Go when there aren't a lot of people there (I would presume mid day) and don't forget thrift stores. You might find an old slouchy green chair yourself.
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I love big comfy overstuffed things, so my couch and big chair usually win. Also wherever the kittes let me sit
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I'm like Mason. I like to knit anywhere. As long as I don't sit directly on the floor or ground I'm ok. But at home, my favorite place is long-ways on the couch with several pillows behind my back. I never thought about buying a special chair to sit in, so I couldn't help you there. Sorry.
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Originally Posted by Mulderknitter View Post
I love big comfy overstuffed things

We'd get along great
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We'd get along great
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I recently went through the "I gota get a new chair mode". And ended up buying a new recliner with good back support(and boy, have the prices gone up since the last time I purchased one, och)

But now I have the new recliner, and it is wonderful and comfy, but I find the arms get in the way of my elbows when I knit. So now, I move to the couch to knit, and look at my new chair.

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