Cubics Winner + Customer Comments

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway this month!  We are pleased to read so many fantastic responses.  Congratulations to RoamingKnitter, our winner for the US#10 Straight Cubics giveaway.  Please e-mail with your shipping address so we may get your prize sent out ASAP!

Here are a few of our favorite comments and self-care tips from our last blog post:

"Those Cubics look nice, would love to give them a try... I always stop and stretch my hands after knitting or crocheting: I shake out my wrists, then putting my hand up in a "stop" position, i use my other hand to gently bend back my fingers towards me to give an easy stretch..hold it and release, and shake it out." -Michelle 

"I sent some Cubics DPNs to my grandmother, and she loves them. I usually don't think to stretch until I feel an ache; even then, I usually take a quick stretch (stretch each finger individually and all fingers down toward the inner arm) and keep on knitting." -Rebecca

"I have arthritis in my hands and elbows, and have found it helpful to always knit with my elbows supported. The padded arms of my chair are too far apart to rest my elbows on while knitting, so I use small pillows. It felt odd at first, but makes a big difference!" -Quinn

Cubics DPN's - image courtesy of LaurenS
"I take breaks every 20 minutes or so. I make sure I unkink my shoulders and neck as well as my hands. As a beginner, my hands tire and stiffen up easily. Giving my hands a massage with nice smelling lotion is also a little treat I give to my hands. I really like the Dreamz circular pair I have. I would love to try out the Cubics as well!" -hipstamom on Ravelry

...As well as some great comments from our Ravelry group:

"During the holidays last year, I was crocheting lots of dishcloths for my MIL. I found that my hands started cramping after two hours until I switched to the Knitter's Pride aluminum crochet hooks. Now I can work for hours and never feek any cramping or tiredness in my hands. I would highly recommend them!"  -djuseless on Ravelry  

"I have the 0 and 4 Cubics DPN's and love them. Had a sock class with Cookie A this past weekend and these were the needles of choice. I will be buying more of these." - LaurenS on Ravelry 

Comfortable Crafting + A Contest!

We’re celebrating comfortable crafting this month at Knitter’s Pride! For those of you who have carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, and other issues which hamper your crafting time, we’ve developed our Cubics needles and ergonomic crochet hooks with you in mind.

Our ergonomic products will help you craft the hours away when combined with a little self-care.  Taking frequent breaks to stretch is essential - here are some great stretches for crafters from For minor pains, ice is a great way to reduce inflammation and get a little relief.  Of course, if your pain persists, it's important to stop what you're doing and go see a doctor to ensure you don't have a serious injury or other illness.  Once you get the go-ahead from your physician, you can pick up your needles or hook and get back on the crafting horse!

What makes Cubics so special? The unique ergonomic shape (a cuboid cross-section) provides comfort to the hand and yields uniform stitch formation. Because of the shape, you don’t need to grip the needles as tightly, easing tension in your hand and wrist.

Our Aluminum single-ended crochet hooks (available in gold or silver finish) and Steel single-ended crochet hooks feature ergonomically designed handles which are easier to grip, encouraging hours of comfortable crocheting. They are lightweight, durable and great for all crocheters, from beginner to advanced - even those with arthritis!
We'd like to give you a chance to see for yourself - we're giving away one pair of US#10 straight Cubics needles to one lucky winner!  Leave a comment on this blog post sharing either your favorite tip for self-care or why you'd like to give Cubics a try.  Be sure to leave a way for us to contact you (ie, Ravelry ID) in case you win.  We'll randomly choose one winning comment on Friday, April 27 to announce on this blog.  Good luck!