Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Horse stuff

So. As I already told you, I hurt my knee a few weeks back while skiing. This means that I'm not able to do about anything. Which also means that I'm in serious horsey stuff withdrawal. Because of all the snow we had in the last days, I can't even go out and do other stuff than riding. Riding might even work, but I have no idea how to mount my horse. Standing on one foot is really not a good idea. Trust me, I tried.

However, I went through some pics of my horse, and I decided to show you some.
Kira is a 12-year old icelandic horse mare:



This is she with her son Skáti:



The next pictures were taken during a course at my riding teacher's (you can visit here here: www.baerenfilz.de )









Some more riding pictures, this time taken at my place:







Finally, one of my favourite pics:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winterwonderland

Hiya all,

when I awoke this morning and looked out of the window I was amazed. It has been snowing for a few days now (and it still is ...), so we have quite a lot of snow. Today it really looks like some kind of winterwonderland. There are no traces at all in the snow, and it is just perfect. I took some pictures from my bedroom window, they are not really good and in no way mirror how it looks out there. But have a look at this yourself:





Monday, February 16, 2009

Sewing time

So, I'm back to sewing :)
What's on the agenda: V8333





So far I've copied all the pattern pieces, did some alterations and cut the muslin:






But I'm not lazy on the knitting front, either: I'm done with the first fair isle section of my Fair Isle sweater:



Okay ... that's it for today.
Hugs,
Bettina

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pics ...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Back again ...

Yes, I'm still here! After a lot of visits to several docotor's offices last week, I know what's the matter with my right knee: The MRI proved what the doctors in the skiing region and the hospital already said: the anterior cruciate ligament is ruptured completely. Additionally, the lateral collateral ligament is ruptured partially. Luckily, there are no injuries to bones and cartileges.
At the end of march, I'll go to the hospital to have the surgery done, where a tendon from my thigh is removed and used to create a new cruciate ligament. The healing process seams to be better when the surgery is done when any swelling in the knee is gone, so I have to wait.
All of this means that I have a LOT of time at my hands. Winter finally came, and with all that snow and ice outdoors, I don't really dare go out on crutches. As clumsy as I am, I'm gonna fall and hurt my second knee, too.
Therefore, I spend lots of time sitting on the couch, watching TV and guess what: knitting. So, Sylvi is finished:





The colour is somewhere between the colours shown in the pictures (one taken with flash, the other without). As soon as I feel safe to go outdoors, I'll try to take a picture at better lighting, and one with me wearing it.

As you can see, my cat likes this cardigan, too.



A new project is coming along, too. It's a fair isle pullover, where I'm using the leftover yarn from Sylvi. I have quite a lot of this, because I ordered enough to do the coat. The other colours are 100% Icelandic wool, also leftovers from other projects. I was a bit sceptic if those yarns would work together, but it looks fine so far.
This is the pattern page: Fair Isle Sweater, of course it also has a page on ravelry
I'm done with the cuff, and started the first fair isle section.



I hope you won't have to wait as long for the next entry as you did for this one ...
See you soon,
Bettina

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ligaments ...

Not only my knitting is paused - yesterday I went skiing with my parents and some relatives. I tore the cruciate ligament in my right knee. I'm not really in the mood for anything, so please be patient ....