Sitting on a soft cushion is only alleviating it slightly and I don't want to take pain killers on a permanent basis. Given that it is not so good to sit for long periods (I do 10,000 steps per day but usually in a block over 1.5 hours and sit for the majority of the rest of the time) I thought about stitching standing up. I know you can get office desks where you do that but has anyone actually tried it?
I've made a few stitches in a small in-hand piece standing up, but didn't find it too feasible to do with a large piece.
You could try one of those kneely chairs... or doughnut pillows.
Hope your PITA goes away soon.
I stole DH's kneely stool for the afternoon yesterday but couldn't get on with it. I couldn't get it low enough (even with the floor stand at its highest) so I didn't have to bend over it. This meant my lower back was rounded which made the problem worse (ie the weight was on my sitting bones ).
In the end I went back to the sofa with a very soft pillow and am really focussing (between the stitching and the TV) on keeping my lower back curved so the weight is on the back of my thighs rather than my sitting bones.
Re the standing up stitching, I was thinking an ironing board set to its fullest height with a lap stand on top, together with a tall (comfy) bar stool for those moments when you've just gotta sit down .
What does everyone think?
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Just saw this -- I spend a lot of time standing (binding and packing patterns). I think a lap stand on an ironing board sounds good as long as you can get the height so that you are not stooping. I got bed risers (they look like very sturdy inverted tumblers -- you can get them at Bed, Bath, & Beyond) to raise the height of my work table so that I can stand up straight and it is much more comfortable.