Doctor! It Hurts When I Do This!
Well, don't do that!
I guess that's the best advice anyone is going to give you when you get a knitting injury. I did try a little knitting over the weekend - as if anyone with any sense handles wool in 100 degree weather in a house with no air conditioning - and it hurt like hell after about 5 minutes. Not to mention that even to get to the five minutes of knitting I was wearing so much protective supportive equipment on my arm and wrist that I just could have added a cup and not thought anything about it.
I have just a tiny bit to go on one of the Poetry mittens, which are a gift for Clem and I want to have it done by the end of this week. I guess half a pair of mittens is a fine gift for a heatwave, half being business as usual for some at that house.
I got a few good tips on dealing with my boo boo arm from Ravelry, as well as some links for one-handed knitting contraptions that I plan to put together with some of the left over hardware from Ikea. Most importantly I got some reward for my troubles, in the form of that knitting merit badge up there in the corner: the “Knitting Has Forced Me to Seek Medical Attention” Badge (Level One) – In which the recipient has been forced to seek the advice of a healthcare professional for injuries sustained as a result of knitting".