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Pamie
Chatty Knitter

108 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2007 :  8:06:04 PM  Show Profile Send Pamie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I knit in bed to relax before I go to sleep. The down side to this location is that my tailbone will start to hurt after an hour or so even when I prop myself up with a pillow.

Isis Rising
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320 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2007 :  9:05:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Isis Rising's Homepage Send Isis Rising a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I learned about sore tailbones after a knee surgery where I was non-weightbearing for three months. When you have your legs up, all the pressure for sitting up goes on your tailbone. The best way to avoid this situation is to put a pillow under your rear, which will shift some of your weight onto your thighs.

I knit in bed as well as while sitting on the floor. A pillow under the rear prevents a sore tailbone!

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purlthis
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USA
2747 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2007 :  9:52:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can't knit in bed...I fall asleep, wake up with needles and stitches and yarn all in the wrong order...The cats like it though. It makes it playtime for them!

Rachel
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As I get older, I prefer to knit. Tracey Ullman
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fleegle
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Japan
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Posted - 02/06/2007 :  02:45:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit fleegle's Homepage Send fleegle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ummm, waterbed here. No pointy things allowed.

Come visit my blog...
http://fleeglesblog.blogspot.com
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probablyjane
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 02/06/2007 :  04:57:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sometimes on a particularly cold and decadent weekend I will retreat to my bed with a whole armful of knitting projects and books and sometimes the neighbour's cat and sit cross legged in my nest happily listening to the radio, knitting and reading away.

Bliss!

'I am the milkman of human kindness - I will leave an extra pint' Billy Bragg
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PBELKNAP
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Posted - 02/06/2007 :  07:31:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I set aside an hour in the morning and sit in bed with the paper, a mug of coffee, the daily crossword, and my knitting--I find taking the extra time is worth it for my sanity for the rest of the day. My cat loves to come cuddle...I always refer to it as him "helping" me with my knitting [:00].

PAM

WIP = Project Linus Baby Blankets (2), 63 Cable Squares Aghan, Knitted Charity Squares

Completed this year = Knitted Baby Blanket (Estonian Lullaby)

If I could only do this for a living...
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Pamie
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108 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2007 :  08:29:45 AM  Show Profile Send Pamie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the pillow-under-the-rear advice. I will try that tonight!!
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KL
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Posted - 02/06/2007 :  08:33:34 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bed-Knitting-My Fave!

A Great movie, "The Boy's" curled up next to me, and I knit away. I do this when DH is watching some Guy movie. KL
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YarnAndCoffee
Seriously Hooked

786 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2007 :  09:18:13 AM  Show Profile Send YarnAndCoffee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitting in bed makes me happy. It's the thing at the end of the day that makes the whole day worthwhile. I'm at work all day in a world full of computers and satellites and missiles, then I rush home and throw together dinner and get in the car with my son to head to a hockey rink and sit in a building full of smelly equipment and testosterone. I knit a little there, but the lighting is bad and there are constant interruptions. And then I get home and grab a delicious drink (peppermint schnapps in hot chocolate is so nice this time of year) and toddle off to my bedroom with the large grey dog at my heels to light some candles and pile 7 pillows up into a mountain for my tired back, and pop in a DVD or some music and knit until I can no longer keep my eyes open. It's the best part of the day!
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knitwitt
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USA
700 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2007 :  09:19:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit knitwitt's Homepage Send knitwitt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
When I was a single gal in my studio apartment, I used to knit in bed (mainly because I had no other furniture, LOL!). I might have to revisit that - it sounds like a lovely experience. :)

--Jennifer

http://impatientknitter.blogspot.com
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Teresa_G
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132 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2007 :  5:37:23 PM  Show Profile Send Teresa_G a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do not knit in bed. My bed is a half-loft under the eaves and there just isn't room. My head isn't at the wall anyway, so I have nothing to lean against. Instead, I knit leaning up against the wall underneath the bed. I have blankets and stuffies there.

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Polka-dot sweater is DONE!! Now I need to knit a matching one for my 3yo sister since they look so much alike!
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kimkrafty
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USA
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Posted - 02/06/2007 :  5:56:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit kimkrafty's Homepage Send kimkrafty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like knitting in bed with a pillow behind my back.

It's my second favorite place to knit. My absolute favorite place to knit is in the glider I bought when I was pregnant.

Kimberly, knitting in VA
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Katheroni
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USA
1407 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2007 :  2:47:08 PM  Show Profile Send Katheroni a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I knit in bed sometimes. But usually Brad is already trying to sleep and the light and the ever-so-slight noise and movement bugs him. So I don't do it often. My bedroom doesn't have very good light, anyway, so it's not the best place for me. If I were single, I would remedy the light situation and knit in bed all the time!
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sandyt
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USA
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Posted - 02/07/2007 :  5:40:04 PM  Show Profile Send sandyt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I knit 10 rows on a project I keep on the bedside table. It's always a scarf, so if I'm very tired, very little brain work is usually required. I use leftover yarn and knitting just a little always relaxes me. I fall asleep if I read. My sister is usually the recipient of the bedtime scarf--and that's what I call 'em. I have a featherbed on my mattress. No more sore rear end (I have a fairly good size booty anyway) Sandy
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knitting_wounded
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365 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2007 :  7:34:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit knitting_wounded's Homepage  Send knitting_wounded a Yahoo! Message Send knitting_wounded a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I only have my bed and two chairs with armrests that are way too high for comfortable knitting, so I 99% of my knitting in the sack.


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Originally posted by knitwitt

When I was a single gal in my studio apartment, I used to knit in bed (mainly because I had no other furniture, LOL!). I might have to revisit that - it sounds like a lovely experience. :)

--Jennifer

http://impatientknitter.blogspot.com



Check out the Knitting Wounded Tent: http://knittingwounded.blogspot.com
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busygirl
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New Zealand
1673 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2007 :  12:56:00 PM  Show Profile Send busygirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I love knitting in bed,especially on cold winter nights,while watching TV.
It's summer here now,so I prefer to sit on the sofa in the lounge and knit.

Leslie

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JoliGee
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223 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2007 :  07:35:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit JoliGee's Homepage Send JoliGee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I also knit in bed-- or "on bed" during the day. My absolute favorite treat is to be knitting at around 4 PM on a saturday afternoon, listening to "Selected Shorts," a public radio program where actors read short stories aloud. I love being read to! Sometimes the stories are so interesting I have to put the knitting down and just listen.

http://knittenhoney.blogspot.com/
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sheepgirl
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Canada
5 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2007 :  10:05:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit sheepgirl's Homepage Send sheepgirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitting in bed is great therapy! I love it. I have a great portable lamp that my husband bought me for Christmas - it clips to the bedside table and I can flex it around to the right angle.

I put up with the sore tailbone - it goes with the rest of the aches and pains I'm getting these days!

grace...Kathie
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Celeste
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1 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2007 :  01:20:23 AM  Show Profile Send Celeste a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ahhh, knitting in bed is my favorite pastime. I just hope I don't get a rude awakening one night after falling asleep on pointy needles.

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Pamie
Chatty Knitter

108 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2007 :  08:48:00 AM  Show Profile Send Pamie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Isis Rising-- The pillow idea works great! Thank you again for the advice. Now I can knit in bed for hours!
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AmyP
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United Kingdom
133 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2007 :  12:43:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit AmyP's Homepage Send AmyP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I, too, knit a fair amount in bed. I have a cushion with small beads in it (like a bean bag) that I use as a lumbar support and I've found it invaluable.
I also use a fleece blanket to cover my legs whilst I fold up my duvet and sit on that instead of a cushion. The folded duvet is larger and I tend not to fall off it like I do with a cushion! [:00]

Amy.
http://dyedinthewool.wordpress.com
http://knittingamys.blogspot.com/
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