September 29th, 2009
Crocheting or knitting for long periods of time can cause discomfort. Here are a few tips to avoid crafting pains:
- Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor. Proper posture reduces strain on your back and shoulders, allowing you to sit and move your arms more comfortably.
- Use proper lighting. Eye strain can cause headaches and make you feel fatigued.
- Take frequent breaks. Stop for a moment between rows, roll your wrists, and relax. Walk around the room to stretch your legs.
- Use wrist-friendly tools. Stress Relief Gloves and Ergonomic Crochet Hooks or knitting needles can help alleviate minor wrist pain.
- Use circular needles when knitting a large number of stitches. The weight of your item will be equally distributed over the circular cable, and the work can rest on your lap instead of weighing down your needles.
If you experience serious or prolonged wrist pain, consult a physician.