Super secret information: I did not knit from early February until last week. Shocker, I know.
Yet finally, the bug bit me, and I set about my merry way on a pair of anklets with spare (oh so much spare) sock yarn. I knit the cuff, I started to knit the short row heel. I got halfway through it, and my hands . . .
So I'll say again, my hands can freaking bite me, as can my left shoulder, my back, and (on an unrelated note entirely) my knee.
I know exactly what you mean! I've poor circulation in my hands and I've a hard time knitting up more than 20 or 30 rows of something w/o taking a break. My hands get very cold and the joints stiffen up sometimes... It's more irritating than painful but it is bothersome.
Yeah. I was playing football one time (for my 21st birthday) and fell and bent all my fingers to touch the back of my hand. (My doctor says I have carpal tunnel and I think I broke one of my fingers because now I have a bone spur.) Now on random days my hand will hurt so bad I can barely use it to drive. I actually have to sleep with two wrist braces on (very sexy). My other wrist is bad from using a computer no less than 8 hours a day at least 5 days a week and then spending the remainder of my day knitting. Woops. It is a pain in the butt...er...I mean wrist.
(And once I played computer games for a whole day straight with poor posture and the next day the entire right side of my body was sore--finger tips to toes!)