So I did a bit of an experiment recently; to try and get to the bottom of the crippling wrist pains I’ve been getting over the past few months.
I spent a week not doing any crafts or drawing at all, but just playing videogames. My hands were fine.
Then I spent a week where I drew some comics, and played videogames; but no sewing of any type. Still all fine
Then the other day I did exactly this much sewing:
…and the pain started. A hard, vicious, stabbing pain: right from the second knuckle of my middle finger, in bursts all the way down to my forearm. And even though I stopped after those few stitches, it was painful that entire night, and ached a bit the next morning too.
SO I GUESS I’VE PINPOINTED WHAT’S BEEN CAUSING THE RSI.
Unfortunately, for lack of a better solution at the moment: I’m going to stop sewing. I hate to have to do this, because I LOVE sewing and crafts, and they make me happier than anything, but I really need to prioritise looking after my hands. I might need them for something one day.
So sorry, guys. Projects are over for the foreseeable.