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|Tue, 05-26-2009 - 2:32pm|
I am a new knitter (picked it up again after many years)
I have learned that i am a pusher - i push on the point of my left needle with every stitch, to push the stitches back and drop my loop. This kind of bruises my index finger, and i am pretty nervous since i have some new needles on order, which apparently are pretty sharp, and therefore hard on pushers like myself.
anyone else a pusher? did you build up a callous? So far it is just kind of tender, as my current needles are not THAT sharp.
But I have tried a thimble, but that was awkward. a bandage worked well, but i hated keeping it on all day. By now, i am OK without anything. But with these sharper needles, i am not looking forward to building up a BIG callous, like i did for quilting long ago (and that one is the wrong finger)
To those who do NOT push, describe how you maneuver to get the stitches off the needles, etc, TIA!! I;ve tried just pulling to get the stitch to slide, but it just doesnt happen. i think i am a TIGHT knitter, and i need to push 'em off.
with Dh Tighe, 5 yo Jane, 2.5 yo Edgar Basil (Gerb), and Baby #3 EDD June/July