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A cure for tired hands?

Wow this has been a busy week Stitches!

I’m close to finishing a large (read: Queen sized – what was I thinking?!) blanket made up of 4, 8, and 16 inch squares. I really like the way it looks and it’s been fun trying out new stitches and making patterns of my own but now I’m just ready to put the final snip to it. I’ve crammed as much hook-time into my days as possible and my hands are sore!

My alter-ego works on a computer all day, and that combined with the fact that I usually have something yarn-like on my person at all times means that I get carpal flare ups a lot. With this last big push to complete the blanket, I can’t really put the hooks down at the moment. I know I’m not the only yarnie to have this problem so I will put it out there…

What do you do get over hook-cramped hands?  A massage sounds like a great idea but right now time and money are not cooperating. Any thoughts?


(one more square down!)