I’m sharing something a little different with you all today.
Now, some of you may know that I suffer with a chronic illness called Hashimoto’s Disease. It’s under control and all that but two of the symptoms which have affected me for years are muscular/joint pain and an intolerance to the cold. As you can imagine, working on a computer keyboard all day has its problems when trying to manage these symptoms. Normal gloves aren’t conductive to typing but using nothing means my hands and fingers are freezing and stiff and painful.
So, before Christmas last year, the hunt for a pair of fingerless gloves suitable for typing in started. This wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. All the gloves I could find online were chunky knit and were far too bulky to work in. Swapping from typing to writing with a pen wasn’t going to be easy in any of the ones I found. So I gave up the search and knitted myself some!
I’m no expert knitter. I just made a basic rectangle, sewed the ends together leaving a hole for my thumbs, and off I went to my desk. They worked … for a while. But as I said, I’m no expert, and the wool became loose and bobbly and saggy.
I can be at my desk for eighteen hours a day sometimes so I’d kind of given up on finding anything that would work and be as durable as I needed it to be.
Until I received a random email from Literary Book Gifts.
I can only imagine those Big Brother style cookies on my PC had been at work as the LBGC were asking me if I’d be prepared to test and review a pair of their Writing Gloves!
Now why hadn’t I used that search term when I was looking?! I could have saved myself a lot of pain and freezing fingers!
I checked out the website and after a few emails back and forth; I chose my colour, purple, and two weeks later, my gloves arrived.
And let me tell you, they are brilliant!
The wool used is stunning – it’s soft and gentle on my skin – imagine how many movements my fingers make while typing and writing all day – there’s no rubbing; the shape has held wonderfully, and they are deceptively warm meaning my hands are too.
I’ve had my gloves for about three weeks now and I wear them all day, every day. They have maintained their sturdiness and have made such a difference to my working life I can’t begin to tell you. If you have similar issues with your hand joints, you need to get involved with these. They cover to just over halfway up my fingers and down my wrists so keep the whole of my hands warm where the sleeves of a jumper don’t reach.
I also used a wrist and thumb support glove – you know the type – made from an elastic type material. Well, I hardly use that any more as the gloves are tight enough to provide that level of support without cutting off circulation! These are so worth the money – excellent value for such an amazing product.
All in all, I’ll be forever grateful to the team at LBGC for getting in touch, their Writing Gloves are wonderful and should be on the desk of everyone who spends any length of time writing. You can also check out these other gifts for the writer in your life, there are some fantastic products and I wouldn’t be unhappy if someone wanted to send me a White Fang or Crime and Punishment T-shirt!
Anyway, back to the gloves … I’m delighted to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair! Seriously, you will love these, they are amazing, and if not for you, you could use them as a gift for someone you love.
To enter, just comment on and share this post! Easy peasy! The winner will chosen on Sunday 14 April and you will be able to select the colour and size you want. What a treat!
You can find details of the gloves here:
And check out the rest of the products over at Literary Book Gifts … seriously … I’m hoping they need someone to test the T-shirts soon!
Huge thanks for reading and do enter the giveaway and pop over to see what else LBG have … if there’s a bookworm in your life, you will find them the perfect gift here!
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My girlfriend always has cold hands whilst using a computer so these would be for her if I were to win (her favourite colour is purple!) It actually sounds like her symptoms with aches and pains are similar to yours too.
I’m glad you’ve found the gloves helpful.
Will have to check these out for my reynauds!
Holy crap! Thank you so much for writing this. I know it is more common in women than men but my ex has been struggling with something that has a lot of these symptoms that NO ONE can diagnose for over 3 years now. I googled it and along with Graves disease, may have given us new leads. I can’t thank you enough for having written this.
I hate cold hands and my hands are always cold, especially when I’m writing. I too tried almost anything and giving up searching… x thx for the chance.
No radiator warmth,
or friendly hot air puffs
to accompany me on the keys,
no wooly gloves, or fur ear muffs,
to help me type with ease.
I have work that needs review
I’m sure you understand, the reason it’s overdue,
is down to a frozen hand.
Oh Emma: didn’t realise you suffered like this. Being cold is so debilitating. But these sound just the thing for my daughter who has Raynaud’s syndrome and whose fingers are always cold. Will definitely investigate. X
I’m always cold…but there is no medical reason. I just think I was born in the wrong country! I’d love a pair of these for work though!
Hey, Hashimoto’s sister! What a fabulous idea. I’ll be checking these out myself.
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They look cosy and comfortable. I have a pair similar for when fishing all though it is just the finger tips visible rather than the whole hand. I found the difficulty in when the hook caught the wool and I ended up casting the glove into the lake. I hope with your typing cosies you net a winner, unlike me.