Well, it may not be everyone’s definition of a tragedy, but when I tell you about it I am sure that you will agree with me that it IS a tragedy.
Both my thumb joints — the carpometacarpal joint, to be precise — are painful. And guess what irritates them? Knitting!
Of course, I currently have about six projects OTN and another six in my head waiting to be knit, not to mention a couple Christmas presents in process. Those are all gonna be on hold.
Given that my left carpometacarpal joint never completely healed after last winter’s injury, even though I gave it four days — FOUR DAYS! — without knitting, I suspect I may be on the injured reserve list for awhile this time if I expect to ever knit again.
I searched YouTube for another way to hold my needles so as not to stress my thumb. What I found seemed to indicate that I could save my left thumb but altering its position, but the right one has to grip the needle the way that I already do.
I wonder if I could crochet instead…