The roughness signifies my pain my struggle my Grind in this life. One way or another I continue to climb. The proverbial ladder of life! Isn't it amazing how our bodies can physically reflect our pain and Internal wellness. My knits and Cuts, scrapes and burns reminds me of what I've overcome and how far I still need to go I take my time though and treat myself well and learn to be gentle *** life has a way of reflecting pain and happiness. All u have to do is look closely. The signs are right in your hands.