A Fiber-addict’s Dilemma

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Regular readers may already know that I am a fiber-addict. I knit, crochet, spin and weave (for more on that see my personal blog). When you’re working with fiber, any fiber, you must have clean hands.

However, the problem with freshly washed hands is that, for me at least, it also means dry, aching, itchy skin! But, even though applying a hand cream doesn’t really make my hands dirty, it can still gunk-up my knitting, especially if I’m working with a fine or fuzzy yarn.

The trick is to find the right kind of hand cream that soaks in immediately and leaves little or no residue. The best man for the job is our perennial staff favorite: Nuxe’s Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream. This “honey dream” in a tube was created expressly for this purpose (actually they had paper, not fiber, in mind but the concept’s the same!). And at 2.6 oz this little guy is perfect for tucking in your (knitting?) bag.

However, for those of you that like options I have a second (nearly equal) recommendation: No Crack’s Day Use Hand Cream. This is definitely where you get the most bang per buck. The 4 oz tub is only $6.95, the 1/2 oz $1.50 (helpful hint #263: refill your mini with a butter knife from your large tub!).

Nuxe Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream, 2.6oz, $19.00
No-Crack Day Use Hand Cream, 4oz, $6.95
No-Crack Day Use Hand Cream, 1/2oz, $1.50

Spinning photo by Mark Griffin Champion, 2008.


  1. I was at Essy’s house the other day, and I picked up the Reve de Miel cream to try it, and I really liked it. But I had to squeeze it hard cause there was barely any left. My guess is that Essy loves it too haha.

    But I’ve personally bought the No Crack cream, and I have to say for as rough hands as my hands are, this stuff really helped. It was like my hands were covered in satin, and if I rubbed them together a half and hour later, they still felt so smooth.

    I have even got a woman who I work with addicted to the stuff, and she showed her daughter, who now loves it as well.

    It spreads like wildfire 😉

    1. I remember your coworker! She actually ordered it from our website and I packed it up and sent it out for her 🙂 What I DON’T remember is you mooching on my hand cream, you totally did that while I wasn’t looking!! *grumble grumble*

      1. I totally did. I’m “sneaky sneaky.” (That was my attempt a “Mr Deeds” reference!)

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