I am not a sporty person. My eyes glaze over when I hear that ESPN Sports Center ditty. But it seems to me that athletes get hurt all the time, no matter what sport they play.
Broken ankles from gymnastics
Not to mention jammed fingers and thumbs from basketball and football
Sports work your body. However, it’s not just sports that work your body. Arts and crafts do as well. Yes huh, they do too. I’ll prove it.
This is my thumb, all corroded looking from holding knitting needles every spare second in my day. Plus I wash my hands every few minutes to avoid The Swine so they are drier than um, really dry stuff. Gross, I know. I never claimed to be a hand model.
That, my friends, is what I refer to as “Knitter’s Knuckle”. It is where the yarn rubs over the first knuckle of my finger. It’s sore. I know because I keep pressing it to see if it hurts. It’s a weird compulsion. I must press it.
So knitting is now in league with basketball and it’s many injuries. At least I won’t lose any teeth like in hockey.