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A different take on making lemonade out of lemons

Have you heard the saying “making lemonade out of lemons”. It means to make a bad situation seem better.

Here’s my take on it when dealing with rough, dry hands that can plague those of us who love to spin and knit with silk.

Even the barest little roughness can snag the silk fiber, making an otherwise pleasant experience into a irritatingly bad situation.

Lemons to the rescue.


Simply grab a lemon and cut it in half. Rub the piece of lemon on your hands, then dry your hands on a paper towel.

The lemon juice will leave your hands feeling silky soft and smooth without any oily residue that oftentimes is left by hand lotions attempting to smooth the skin. Also, of course, your hands will smell lemony fresh!

Keep the piece of lemon handy for rubbing on your hands again as needed. It’s a quick and effective way to turn an unpleasant silk spinning or knitting session into a pleasurable, snag-free one.

Oh … and with the rest of the lemons, you can make lemonade!

p.s. If you don’t have a fresh lemon, bottled lemon juice like ReaLemon works just as well.