Or, four reasons not to fool around with seam rippers when you are stressed.
Why did I have the seam ripper out while I was knitting, you might ask? Because the stitch holder I was using was really tight and I thought I would just use the blade of the seam ripper to pry it open a bit.
Where did the seam ripper end up? At/in the outside base of my left thumb.
Why was I happy? Because I did not bleed all over the blue and while sweater which I am frantically trying to finish.
Was that not bleeding on the sweater thing the high point of the day? yes.
Why did I say four reasons? Four stitches hidden under the hardware.
Have I tried to knit the sweater again yet? No, but I can't imagine what my gauge will do... Crocheting looks like it might be easier.
How are you typing? I never learned to do it correctly and it turns out in my demented way of typing I don't really use my left thumb. Thank God. I whomp the space key on occasion, but that's not the end of the world.
What happens now? I am stuck with this for ten days since there is "tendon involvement" (which hopefully means I just nicked it - it moves well so I am not worried I did any serious damage, but man that seam ripper was a lot sharper than I had thought!) I will get a follow up with an ortho guy who specializes in hands next week.