Phew! This day has been highly efficient. I knew I had to finish my application since it’s due tomorrow and also I needed to bake because it was my turn to bring cookies to our book club meeting this evening. This stressed me out and for a moment there I was thinking of out-sourcing the baking to Julle.
I’ve had people looking over
my application and given me comments on how to improve it and I’ve tried to follow their directions which might have led to making the application worse for a while since you really need to kill your darlings in order for a text to work. I sent it to a friend who thought it was unclear and I sat down to work on it today. Then I realized that the best thing to do was to send it to my mum. She’s a Swedish teacher and is really good with language, she’s not familiar with the field that my application works within, if she could follow the application it would mean that it is distinct and clear.
I edited my text for a few hours, killed some darlings and sent it to mum. While she proof read the application I hurried to make some chocolate chip cookies. You know how you sometimes just can’t do things fast even though you want to but and sometimes it just says swish and you’re done? This was a day of swish. During the two hours it took mum to read the application (it’s many pages and she is thorough) I had the time to finish one pattern report of my lace in progress, release a shawl from blocking, make chocolate chip cookies, and wind two balls of yarn.
It then turned out that the application seemed pretty distinct after all, mum thought it very clear, which gave me a couple of extra hours. I’m going to read it again tomorrow, when I have fresher eyes and have rested some from the text. Hopefully it seems good tomorrow too.
Then the efficiency continued. I got a new yarn box for the purchases I made this summer and spent a lovely time organizing my skeins in it.
I just love how my stash boxes look like. All that lovely, delicious yarn. I just had the time to pat it and cast on a new project before it was time for my book club. Now I’ll knit some rows before bed and tomorrow I’ll use my fresh eyes to look over the text one last time. I look forward to submit the application so I can get my knitting time back.