I was having some thumb pain after I worked on a Tunisian crochet project. So what do you do when we have aches that we didn't have before? We blame what we were doing in the past few days. Well I put the hook and project up thinking it would get put in my next garage sale. The pain subsided after a few days. Then to my surprise when I went out to do a little gardening, the bloody aching pain hit me like a ton of bricks. It was the hoe, or the way I used the hoe that caused the pain. Ok so it wasn't the crochet's fault. Now what to do about my garden? I have had this pain before. Back when I played softball, the way I gripped the bat caused me thumb joint pain. They make these thumb guards for batting. I used them before, but not for gardening. I will have to give it a try.
I did get my crochet project back out. So far no pain. I just hope that I get a thumb guard before the weeds take over my garden.