The last two weeks have crept by rather silently and slowly. While it was all sunshine a week ago, I was feeling quite grey.
I injured my ankle during "training" at our dojo. Consequently I had to stay off my feet as much as possible for a week and do nothing "active" this week. I spent an afternoon in our local hospital for blood tests and x-rays and found out, thankfully, that they came back with no problems. Seems my injuries just needed time to heal.
Everyone from my physiotherapist, to my coach, to my husband told me that I needed to rest. I was finding that hard to do.
Very hard to do, especially when you have to.
Especially when you want to be active or at least go for a walk in the sunshine. It's not so bad when you want to put your feet up, but hard when most of the day they are up. So after a few days of sulking, I decided I needed a quick project to cast on. After a little browsing I found the Heart on a String hat pattern. A lovely free pattern from Spud and Chloe.
I loved the result. It was knit up over two days (partly watching a swim meet) using Sandnes Garn Smart yarn. Lovely and fast.
I received this exciting little package in the mail. Back in November, Theresa from T does wooldecided to have a giving swap. She paired us up with partners and we traded our yarn balls. Little bits of pleasure wrapped hidden inside a beautiful ball of yarn.
I just received mine from Stacey over at Pea Knits. It was a fun package to open after all the anticipation.
I received a wonderful skein of yarn from The Plucky Knitter. I have been eyeing up her stuff for a while. But each time I look in her store, the shelves are always bare.
I also received Thermis (a pattern) for a great neck cowl,
some chocolate (eaten! didn't last past the photos been taken),
ribbons and a yarn wash.
I haven't even started to knit with it and am thinking I have been terribly spoiled.
I will refrain from peeking inside the ball, until I actually start knitting my cowl.
Thank you so much Stacey and Theresa! This was great fun and I am so pleased with my package.