Thursday, 30 May 2013

Sound of a year gone by


Whoosh!

That's the sound of a year gone by. Just one more day, and that's it. Done. No more class. Well, actually I do have some extra classes, because the teacher for that course has been sick a lot during this semester, but officially, according to the academic calendar, I'm done!



I can hardly believe how fast it went. I'm so very pleased with how this year is turning out to be. So very pleased with the choices I made and how much I learned. So far 2013 is truly been a great year.

Right now I'm working hard on preparing for my exams. Obviously, sneaky bastards as they are, they will immediately follow after these last classes are done. I just received the news that I did pass my essay on the hilariously absurd The Real Inspector Hound. (Definitely a recommended read!)  Let's hope that sets the tone for the rest of the exams, it feels like a good start to say the least.

Beware exams...if you make me mess up you by being too difficult,
there will be consequences...

If everything goes according to plan, (or, at least, if enough goes according to plan.), I'll be off to the next year. I'm really excited to delve deeper into the material I'm working on. I'm going to do a minor for a part of the year, though I really haven't decided yet what I'm going to do. So much choice, so little time! I'm sure whatever I'll pick, it'll turn out exciting and fun. Daydreaming aside however, I better  focus on my exams right now, so I'll leave you with this post until a later time.

I wish fellow students the best of luck with these last few weeks!
Everyone else: Happy knitting :)

Nisse

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Let's talk new yarn, pattern and rain!


Dear everyone,

The past couple of days thoughts have been figured out, an essay on The Real Inspector Hound has been finished and a pneumonia has been battled! Which means I've really mostly been sneezing. For the last one I blame the weather, dear me we have weeks of cold spells with showers of rain. But I guess that's Dutch weather for you.



Now I'm here to show you my latest work in progress! I casted this on yesterday, I wanted to knit but I wasn't feeling quite up to my more complicated colourwork project, so I was on the look out for a new project. A trip to the stash provided the right yarn and pattern followed.
The yarn is drops loves you nr 3, a handpainted thick and thin yarn in a mix of my favourite fibers, wool & alpaca, for a not to ugly price.The thick and thin look is made iconic in the craft world by this lady. Now this yarn is much more subtle in is thick and thinness, still fun though me thinks. Drops does these temporary yarns once or twice a year, keep them on the market for a few months and then...POOF...gone! I hadn't tried any in this line before, but when I heard about this one I just wanted to try it, because my inner yarn monster just can't say no to handpainted. I caved and I picked up a couple of skeins in a natural/gray semi solid. Roar. 


 The pattern is Netherton from Pom Pom quarterly. I'm not sure if I need to introduce this magazine to "my audience" but in short: Pom Pom is a London based, independent magazine, for creative types with fresh designs. It approaches the market a bit differently, even though it has mainly knit patterns in it, there are also recipies, culture and music writings etc as knitters are "never just knitters".
I like their aestetics, and I'm not alone as they just published their first anniversary issue!

Pattern so far is coming right along. Yarnwise I'm a bit worried about the pilling as it's only a single, but I keep you posted on that! So what are you knitting right now? And what do you think of Pom Pom quarterly? And more importantly is it currently raining at you place?

xxx
Nisse



Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Someone


Dear everyone,

I apologise for the lack of posts after the blog week but there have been some unforeseen circumstances. Last week a dear someone turned out to be ill, very ill. Luckily she isn't ill any more and is now at a lighter, better place. I am sad, truly. But I found that I'm also happy and relieved. Happy to have known such a person and relieved that the pain was short. There are of course moments of grief but I feel that this was her time and that it's good.

This someone was especially very dear to my boyfriend. Due to circumstances that are far to complicated to explain he has to take on a fair amount of the organising of the funeral. This has resulted in a fairly busy past few days as I returned back to uni.

I hope and wish to be back, with lighter chat, later this week. I want this blog to be a light, positive place but I also want this blog to reflect me and who I am as a person and what happens in my life.

 I hope you understand. 
Nisse