Monday, 29 June 2015

Summer update


Hi there,

It took a bit longer than usual to get back to the blog after my last post. As many of you probably assumed, my final exam and thesis got intense in the past month and I didn't even have time to give you an update of what was going on... Oops, sorry!

To top off the stress, I had to deal with computer that was tumbling down, a replacement that wasn't working properly and an external HDD that decided this was the perfect time to die as well. I was naively thinking that these kind of situations were only reserved for cartoons and sitcoms. The lesson to be taken from this it that you cannot back up your documents enough. Luckily, I backed up most of my uni-related documents, and today I managed to find a SD-disk with my holiday pictures!

Nimue helped with re-cataloguing my yarn-stash.

 Earlier this week I handed in my last paper for uni. If all goes well, I'll have some spare time ahead, but you never know. I am now slowly emerging out of my carefully crafted study cave, feeling like the first amphibian slowly taking its first steps on solid ground. I want to thank all of you for the good luck messages and comments I got here and on other platforms! They did the trick when I was bogged down with work and stress.

Nimue did, however, insist on taking regular breaks to enjoy the 30 °C sun through the window.


I have been planning what I hope will be an avalanche of summer crafting projects; mainly knitting and sewing. The length of my summer read-knit-and-sew list is marvellously unrealistic, but for me making the list was already lots of fun and it savours that small window of the summer in which everything still seems possible. I've been reorganising my yarn and (modest) fabric stash as well, as my documentation was all lost in the HDD-crash, and combined what I have with projects I want to make. So many possibilities. Wonderful, not a bad place to stand at at all!

I will be back in a couple of days to show you one of my new makes.

Xx
Nisse


4 comments :

Stas said...

I knew Nimue would be a great help. I'd love to hear her thoughts about all this yarn being sorted and transported through 'her' house ;)

Enjoy your summer!

Kat Riddell said...

Oh no! My hard drive crashed when I was at uni as well, at 2am the day a major paper was due. I lost all my work, and had to work in the computer lab from 2am until 7am when the paper was due! At least you were able to find some of your holiday pictures :) Enjoy putting together a wonderful summer crafting list!

Becca said...

Well done on getting it all finished! Sorry to hear you had tech disasters. Here's to a long, crafty summer! :) x

Nisse said...

Thank you for kind words, Becca and Kat!

I'm currently trying to take your advice and enjoy summer crafting as much as possible:)