I’m a tad late this week, mostly due to being busy and a tiny bit stressed out. Being stressed means I’d rather knit and crochet than talk about it, so I’ve been kinda quiet. I think things are starting to calm down now (for a short while at least) so I can stop and think and take photos :)
I work as a teacher in Swedish “high school” (16-18 year olds) and there are always ups and downs in school, so this is nothing new. It just still overwhelms me. I said last week in a comment here and there that I’d like to blog more regularly and I do, but I’m having mixed feelings. It’s hard to be bilingual! (I’m not a true bilingual, of course. Just an English teacher in Sweden). If I write only in English, I shut out my Swedish friends and family a bit and if I write only in Swedish none of my YOP friends can read it. And writing in both languages in each post has turned out kind of irritating. When using English as much as I do, I start to think in English which also means I construct sentences that doesn’t really work in Swedish, and vice versa. By translating back and forth I lose what I really want to say and just fuss over word choice. This is something I need to think more about!
Apart from these things life is pretty good. I have lots of yarn and lovely inspiring projects that make me calm and happy :) I’ve also found a knit cafe group here in Falun that I like, so I hope to be able to go there on Wednesdays. And I’ve joined the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup on Ravelry! (For those who don’t know, you are supposed to create at least one project each month that fits a given prompt, a “homework”. The fun thing is to match projects with prompts and be creative). I want to thank Ruth for encouraging me! I’m playing as a Not Quite First Year at the moment but I should start to read up on houses so I can maybe get sorted in December..
I’m keeping up with several projects still, all of them kind of big. This week has seen some work on Whippoorwill, the magic loop socks, a dishcloth and a bag for my Nintendo 2DS. I’ll leave you with some pics before I go to visit all of you ^^