Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

Crochet & Knitting

While crocheting and knitting can be soothing, that same motion can cause repetitive motion injuries including tendonitis and carpel tunnel syndrome. Plus you can get blisters. Ouch!

What can you do for crocheting/knitting?

  • Limit the amount of time you knit or crochet. Do other things. *gasp*
  • TAKE BREAKS. Take a break every 30-45 minutes. Get up and move.
  • Rest your eyes.
  • Relax.
  • Try different hooks. They do make ergonomic hooks/needs. Lightweight and fat are better. * Use circular needles for large projects.
  • Try different yarn. Heavier yarn makes you work harder. Some can also irritate your skin.
  • Switch hands.
  • Stretch your hands.

Sources and More information:

Crochet

Knitting Health: Repetitive Stress and You

Graves, A. (2023, Jan. 9). Sit Up and Get a Grip: Ergonomics for Crocheters. Interweave.com. https://www.interweave.com/article/crochet/ergonomics-for-crochet/