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#1 janey

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:55 AM

Now that winter is setting in in the northern hemisphere, I've been rummaging around for gloves that I can wear when typing. My mother offered me her "Sunday best" gloves. They're quite dressy and white, but thin enough to type with and thick enough to provide some warmth. They are wonderful! Of course it cracks up the husband when he sees me sitting at my computer dressed in layers of fleece but with white dress gloves. :lol:

So next time I go shopping for gloves I'm going to have to check out the fancy gloves as well as the warm mittens. These work so well, I'll probably wear them out quite quickly. Just thought I'd share in case others have the same problem I have with keeping your hands warm while typing.

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:32 AM

Hi Janey,

Oh and for your mouse pad then, you simply must use a fleece-fringed doily to make a matching set! :lol:

When you need to use thicker gloves, typing and schpelling is adversely affected. In that case, buy cheap gloves and cut the fingertips off. The thicker gloves also work nicely warmed up in the microwave for just a few seconds when you need a quick re-warming.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:43 AM

I have tried all sorts of combos and couldn't type with the finger tips covered. I finally discovered sock tops. I cut the long tops of worn out men's crew socks (black is my favorite). I fold the cut edge back one turn and wear them over my hands and wrists up to the first knuckle of my fingers and thumbs. You can adjust them quite a bit and they are easy to push up or down when you have to wash your hands or do something that requires more dexterity. They also make good warming cuffs to fill the gap between short gloves and coat sleeves. I keep a pair by each computer and one in my purse.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:33 PM

Hello Janey,

I'm new here... I just thought I share with you what I have found. I work at a bank and spend my day at the computer and the cold has been a problem for years for me. (didn't know why until just recently) :( Anyhow now the hand swelling added a little extra challenge to finding just the right typing gloves. I found the Isotoner has a stretch fleece that is as thin as fancy gloves and they fit swollen hands well. They come in many fun colors and I bet you could put some sort of craft fabric paint or something on the tips to provide a non slip finish. I thought about doing that to mine. I'm using mine now! Hope this helps.
Keep warm.... :)
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 12:46 AM

Good morning Berrydahl, and it is good to see that you decided to join us in the forum. This is a great place to share your knowledge and learn what others do to help ease pain, or keep warm. I'm glad you jumped in with your finger warming tip. I am still enjoying my chuckle of Janey and her Sunday best gloves.
Janey are they the style that go past the elbow? :lol: I have also worn dress gloves early on when my fingers were always cold and causing me problems. Janey they were my mothers also. I liked wearing them best with shorts and a T shirt while in Florida or a warm climate. I hope everyone has a good day today. We need a few.
Strength and Warmth,
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:53 AM

Berrydahl,
A big welcome from me as well! What a great idea! It's amazing how creative we all become when we get desperate. All the ideas presented so far are marvelous! Please continue to share. Also, we'd love to learn more about you. Sounds like you have been dealing with similar issue for a while and probably have lots to share.

Sheryl - Now who's laughing - ME! :lol: I didn't think about the fancy gloves that go to the elbow, but what a great idea! That would really make me feel like the queen of the office. It goes along with what Jefa does with the sock tops. Those probably stretch to the elbows. Jefa - What a great recycling idea!!!!

Stay warm everyone!
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