You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘work’ tag.

 

IMG_5207

For cirka et år siden var jeg på Fanø Strikkefestival fordi min bog, Sjaler Nordfra, lige var udkommet. Det var et absolut højdepunkt ovenpå en lang og hård, men også vildt sjov proces med at lave bogen.

Det år der er gået siden har været ret vildt. Nogle gange kan jeg blive lidt forundret, når jeg ser tilbage og tænker på alt, hvad der er er sket i mit liv.

Approximately a year ago I was at Fanø Knitting Festival as my book, Sjaler Nordfra (“Nordic Shawls”) was newly published. It was an absolute highlight after a long and hard, but also wildly wonderful and enriching process of making the book.

The year since then has been pretty wild. Sometimes I stop and wonder as I look back and think about all the things that have changed and happened in my life.

IMG_0396

Jeg har overvundet en stresssygemelding, en hjernerystelse og startet på et nyt og dejligt arbejde.

I have overcome being sick from stress, had and recovered from a concussion, and have started at a lovely new workplace.

bladet garn

Jeg har haft flere design udgivet i blade og har endda haft et design på en forside.

I have had several designs published in a magazine and have even had a design on the cover.

IMG_2203

Jeg har groet et helt nyt menneske inde i mig og har fået ekstra hjerterum til at rumme hende sammen med familien. Og selv om hende den lille charmetrold tager meget tid og mange kræfter er det faktisk lykkedes at blive ved med at designe og udgive opskrifter – selvom tempoet er et andet end før.

I have grown a completely new human being inside me and have grown an extra heart size to accommodate the love for her in our family. And even though she takes up a lot of my time and attention, I have actually managed to keep on designing and publishing patterns, though the pace is somewhat slower (and rightly so).

Fanø2

Jeg har holdt kurser og været ude og snakke strik. Jeg har fået mere selvtillid og tro på, at jeg sådan set både er god nok som designer, som mor, som menneske. At det er ok at tvivle på sig selv, bare jeg ikke begynder at slå mig selv i hovedet (og selv hvis jeg kommer til det, gør det ikke noget, for det er ok ikke at være perfekt hele tiden).

Alt i alt synes jeg faktisk, det er meget godt gået i løbet af et år.

I have teached and held workshops and talked about knitting. I have gained in confidence and belief in myself both as a designer, as a mother and as a person. I have begun believing that it is ok to doubt yourself and have blue moments, but there is no need to be self-punishing (and even if I am, that’s ok too, because you don’t have to be perfect).

All in all it’s a pretty good tally for a year.

madrid2

madrid3

I starten af juni gik turen til Madrid (det er faktisk første gang jeg er “rigtigt” i Spanien – Lanzarote tæller på en eller anden måde ikke helt). Jeg deltog i en konference om kvalitet i offentlige statistikker (jo jo, jeg er nørdet på mange måder).

Konferencen var spændende, hvilket også var godt, for det er godt nok nogle lange dage (der er dog bonus strikketid at hente sig, når man skal holde koncentrationen på foredragene). De lange dage betød til gengæld, at der ikke var særlig meget tid til at udforske byen og bare nyde stemningen.

At the beginning of June, I went on a trip to Madrid (actually my first time in Spain “proper” – somehow a jaunt on Lanzarote doesn’t really count). I participated in a conference on quality in official statistics (yup, I’m geeky in more ways than one).

The conference was very good and interesting, which was a good thing, because it’s some seriously long days (on the plus side that means quite a bit of knitting time as you keep you hands busy and your head clear to concentrate on the presentations). The long days unfortunately meant that there was little time to explore the city.

madrid4

På en eller anden måde er det ikke helt så eksotisk at være i syden, når man kigger ud fra mørke konferencelokaler.

Somehow it’s not as exciting to be visiting a foreign capital, when you mostly get to look at it out the windows of a dark conference room.

madrid1

madrid5

Det lykkedes dog at se lidt – bl.a. fordi spanierne er sent ude og der er liv i byen til langt ud på aftenen. Der var en god spadseretur fra hotellet til konferencen, så med et par omveje lykkedes det at få lidt af stemningen ind under huden og få set nogle seværdigheder. Jeg havde en lidt blandet fornemmelse af byen til at starte med, men den vandt absolut et par dage inde i turen – og nu har jeg det sådan, at jeg godt kunne tænke mig, at turen gik dertil igen snart.

I did manage to squeeze in some sightseeing – among other things because the city was alive until late in the evening. There was a good walk from my hotel to the conference, so by the simple tool of meandering a bit off the straight line I got to experience some of the mood and see some of the sights. To begin with, I must admit that the city wasn’t my favorite, but after a day or two I found that I had change my opinion – and now I’d quite like to get a chance to visit again soon.

Kæmper mig igennem den første akademiske artikel siden MM kom til verden… prøver at minde mig selv om, hvorfor det lige er, jeg gør det… Det er vist noget med, at et speciale er meget godt at have. Og måske også noget med, at jeg egentlig meget godt kan lide dette fag… i hvert fald nogle gange.

Måske er “The Impact of Trade on Intra-Industry Reallocations and Aggregate Industry Productivity” af Marc Melitz måske ikke lige den blideste start… men jeg kæmper, og jeg kommer igennem, gør jeg!

Am fumbling and fighting my way through the first academic article since the birth of MM… and I’m trying to remind me why it is that I do this… I believe it was something about having a finished thesis would be good. And maybe something related to the fact that I actually enjoy this subject… at least sometimes.

Perhaps “The Impact of Trade on Intra-Industry Reallocations and Aggregate Industry Productivity” by Marc Melitz wasn’t the easiest way to start… but I’m still here and fighting, and I’ll get through (and maybe even understand it… a bit)!

Der var modvind på cykelstien i morges… det var ligesom om verden prøvede at fortælle mig, at jeg burde blive hjemme ved min lille søn og Magen. Men ak, jeg stred mig videre og sidder nu atter på min pind og prøver at huske, hvad det var jeg havde gang i dengang for længe siden, da jeg sidst var på kontoret. Det er lidt hårdt, men også lidt godt. Mon ikke det går!

Jeg er forresten i gang med den sidste af spolerne, så forhåbentlig vil jeg kunne annoncere vinderne af konkurrencen meget snart.

I had the most grueling headwind this morning on my bike trip into town… It was almost as if the weather tried to tell me that I’d better stay home with my little son and the Mate. But no, I soldiered on and am now sitting in my office and trying to remember what it was I was doing the last time I was here (it seems like ages ago). It is hard, but also good. Perhaps I’ll survive!

On another note, I’m plying the last of the bobbins (when I’m home of course), so I hope to be able to announce the winners from the contest soon.

I’m twittering

Find me on Ravelry as Lykkefanten

Copyright

This page is protected by copyright. Please do not use materials without my permission.

I respect other designer's copyrights and will not break them by copying or distributing patterns. Please do not ask me to.