Friday, February 26, 2010

sneaking back in...

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.

8 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

The heart on the string pattern is lovely - just the thing to cheer you up. Hope you see signs of spring soon:)

Stephanie said...

Such a pretty little heart, love this design and sounds like the perfect project while you were resting. Hope your ankle is getting better, so that you can get outside soon to enjoy the sunshine. Luckily spring is coming and there will be plenty of sunshine right around the corner :)

Christina said...

I love it! I hope you start feeling 100% SOON. It can be so hard to have a forced rest.

Lena said...

Nice hat, love the design, hope things improve soon. I went looking and found some projects on Ravelry.

Jessica said...

I absolutely love that hat!!!

The WoodLand School said...

The hat is just adorable!

I hope you feel better soon :-)

stitching under oaks said...

i'm glad you found something to occupy your time. i hope you're feeling better and are on your feet again. the hat is adorable!

Rebekah said...

what a cute hat! I hope your ankle is feeling better