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Old 12-12-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
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Brused finger
It seems I am brusing the pad on my fingertip by pushing the needle down to remove the stitches. Since I am a new knitter and still learning, is there another way I should be doing this or should I just suck it up until my finger toughens?
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Haha. I went from sore, sore, can't feel it any more .... I think it's one of those things that toughens up as you go along maybe?
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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I think yarn kitten is right, it seems to have gone away for me, too. You could wear a thimble if it really bugs you.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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I had considered using a thimble but was afraid it might cause problems by getting in the way. I will keep going on as normal and hope it gets better. I have some padded bandaids, maybe those will help cushion it.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:37 PM   #5
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I was going to suggested the band-aids, but one thing you might want to look at too is how tightly you are knitting...it may be that trying to knit a little more loosely would help.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:36 PM   #6
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:52 PM   #7
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So I don't know how to describe the way I knit, but I am not using my finger on point of the needle. I more rely on the right hand needle to pull it off after I loop the yarn and make the stitch - does that make any sense. I agree with what a couple of others have said - you may need to relax your tension a little so the stitches "fall" off the needle
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:16 AM   #8
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Sore Fingers...
Hi!

You might try brushing the tip of your finger with a couple of coats of the liquid bandaid stuff. That's what kept me relatively pain-free when I was first starting to quilt. Bet it would work for knitting needles, too!

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Old 12-13-2008, 01:59 AM   #9
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You can also put a drop of nail glue (the kind for fake fingernails) right on the little sore spot. It dries to a hard shell, like a cast. I use it when my fingers or heels split from being dry or playing the piano too much.
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You can also put a drop of nail glue (the kind for fake fingernails) right on the little sore spot. It dries to a hard shell, like a cast. I use it when my fingers or heels split from being dry or playing the piano too much.
I was going to suggest something similar. When I knit a lot (like around this time of year when I'm trying to cram in last minute Yule presents) I develop sore spots despite the callouses I have. At this time I buy a bottle of the liquid bandage stuff and apply it over the area. Works very similar to the nail glue, but probably not as hard. I may actually have to try the nail glue now.
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