I must be nuts. Shouldn't I still be knitting square potholders? Ok, I have practiced (one secret project finished), but the new issue of Knitty just presented me with an irresistable, yet very challenging, challenge: Lacey.
Seriously, how wonderful wouldn't that look on me, done in a grayish lilac? Really? So, I went through the pattern and I actually understood everything but one little detail, and that doesn't come up until the end, and I'm sure the piece itself will explain it to me come that. Wish me luck you guys! I intend to buy yarn tomorrow!
There is so much I should have written this past week. My life's gone completely crazy and I've worked as I've never worked before. Loving almost every second of it. Some has been tough though.
I learned a very valuable lesson this week for example. It begins with an article I wrote in June. It was a review of an exhibition at the design museum, presenting the diploma projects of this years graduates of the design and crafts university. Published in a Swedish branch magazine I know a lot of people read it, and I hoped I had been able to describe how inspired I was by the exhibition, since design students seem to have other views of architecture than me. Views I love to learn from.
However - me, the architect who wrote a diploma work about misunderstandings in and about my profession - was gravely misunderstood, and a very angry design student has written a debate letter to the magazine fiercely critisizing my piece for being prejudice and condecending towards designers. He is clearly mad at all the "elitist architects who think they're better than everyone else", and he thought I was one of them! I hadn't even begun to imagine that anyone could read that between the lines of my article. With my great fear of conflict and sometimes very low self esteem, I lost a lot of sleep the night to Tuesday pondering over how to phrase my answer. It's now written and done, and I hope the matter is finished, but I learned to read and listen to my own words with different attitudes, before assuming that others think the way I do...
When I'm not misunderstood or overrated (another workrelated problem this week - I can't do three people's jobs however much I'd like to) I really do love the life I'm creating for myself professionally. I only wish I knew more about the turns my private life is about to take, or not take, whatever the outcome is.
And I wish I could buy that yarn tonight and get started already...