I woke up the day after a serious, 3 hour, uninterrupted knitting session to a lot of pain and stiffness in my right hand, the hand that I use to carry and manipulate the working yarn.
|Sharpie to mark the progress made during aforementioned marathon knitting session|
I've been aware that my way of knitting is limiting speed-wise for quite a while, but even after repeated attempts to switch styles, I still haven't been able to reprogram my hands and mind to do what I want. Which was something that didn't really bother me, until now.
All jokes on having injured myself by knitting, repetitive stress injuries like this can be really serious. As someone who aspires to make a living through my hand skills, it's something that I can't afford to ignore.
I think I'm going to have to relearn how to knit.
I mean, not completely… I still know how to knit, I'm just going to have to learn how to do it differently. Which is really hard! Seriously! I tried for a little bit and my gauge was way, way too tight, like it used to be like eight years ago when I was first learning.
Wish me luck..
|Endless ocean of seed stitch, very cozy in comparison with the regular ocean|