Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cross Training


Have heard that switching to knitting or crocheting or piano playing is good cross training for the over-used hand muscles of quilters.  I began crocheting some mitts for myself and got hooked on them.  This is my second pair.   I need to have "one in the wash" because I wear them all time.  They are very popular for fishing and texting, but I find them so soothing for my wrists...and have even worn them to bed!  My first pair was acrylic, this one is wool, and cashmere is next!  Hope to learn how to do thumbs in the near future...


  1. Oh, those wristletts are fabulous! I'm also of an age where seems everything I do causes pain. I think I'm going to have to learn to knit or crochet as I need some cross training.

    Annie : )

  2. Crocheted?! they look awesome~
    Can't wait to see them in person..

  3. I have some red ones that a friend made. I love them too. Glad you'll be treating yourself to cashmere!

  4. Gorgeous-and the thumb is really easy too--I do it in single crochets and just attach to the body at the thumb space and crochet around the space for seven or eight rows. Voila--thumb is warm and covered. I wear them all the time too. My right wrists's tendinitis makes Every Little Thing painful so wrist protection is indeed the order of the day.

    1. Thanks a lot, Lynda! Am making my fourth pair right now and will add thumb collars this time.


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