How are you doing? My last weeks have been rather busy with lots of different things.
For one thing, I finished another post-graduate certificate. I am now a university certified coach. As you might know, I coach academic writing and esp. phd-candidates in addition to my regular job. Now I have the official degree to do it :P I am thinking about becoming semi-self-employed that this year. There are a lot of things to consider and lots of paperwork, so it might take some time before it actually happens. Cross your fingers and wish me luck! :)
The other thing which kept me busy was my translation work for Stylecraft. As Michelle mentioned earlier last week, I am translating the new CAL, the Frida's Flowers Blanket pattern, to German. I am really happy to be able to work on this exciting project and quite honestly I can't wait to see all the blankets made from it! I will crochet the blanket too and guess what? It is the first CAL I am ever taking part in!
Translating sounds much easier than it sounds. The "text" parts are quicker to translate than the actual pattern. When I crochet, I use English patterns 99% of the time because the crochet language is so much easier. Oh and I learnt to crochet properly in English, so all my knowledge regarding crochet is stored in the English part of my brain. ;-) The German crochet language doesn't have nice and short abbreviations like 2sctog, so that makes the pattern a lot longer. With some rows, the German version is twice as long as the English original.
I am finished with the first two patterns and the get ready document and I will spend my Sunday translating the introductions to all the patterns. Phew! There are six more patterns to follow but I hope I can be a bit quicker with these now that I got the hang of it. Translating the first two took over five hours.
Oh and next to the translation stuff, I am also working on my cosy blanket. It is growing, in fact I am about 60 % done. I really need to hurry up. It has to be finished by the 20.5. but as the CAL starts on the 5.4. I want to be done with this blanket by then, so that I can work on the Frida's Flowers Blanket!
What is keeping you busy at the moment?