October 12, 2010
An unhappy crochet cramp.
It seems I have overexerted myself.
After puttering around on granny squares for a few days, I've developed a rather nasty cramp in the fleshy/muscle-y area under my left thumb. I can't pick up the hook without feeling the pain, and so I've issued a self-imposed moratorium on granny squares until the problem is resolved.
I have to say, I'm very disappointed. Granny squares have been the perfect companion for the transition we've been having into colder weather. They keep my fingers in constant motion, warding off the incessant outside chill. I always forget how cold it can be while my man, the fluffy feline, and I are all laying on the floor during the warm summer months, side-by-side (not touching!), with the fan blowing on us in equal turn.
Needless to say, we are all huddling close together again.
Anyway, no worries. I'm dabbling around with embroidery to occupy my fingers until the crochet-induced cramping goes away. These things have a knack for taking care of themselves, right? Heh.
I'm having fun with embroidery, but I'm a bit of a stickler for finished projects. If I don't get to them while I'm 'in the mood,' I fear they'll sit around for ages, collecting dust. Not cool. So I'm anxious to get back to those granny squares straight away.
Wish me luck? And if anyone knows a good tip or trick to ease the cramping, please! Let me know.
Footnote: check out my Dilly Bean recipe over at My Own Labels. :)