HI there!!! 😀
It’s so good to be back, I’m sorry I took so long, but … yeah, you know me. I always have excuses. 😉 Since the last time I posted was over a month(?) ago, I thought I’d pop in and give you some random updates …
It’s official: I have started my MA thesis. Yay! In fact, I handed this official paper thingie which tells the university what topic you want to write about at May 29, so I have to hand in my thesis on the 30th of September (the 29th a Sunday). I want to try and hand it in on the Friday before, though … we’ll see if I can do that. For those of you who don’t know (that should be everyone I think) – I am writing about one of the Lutheran Reformers, Justus Menius, and his writings against the Anabaptists.
My B.A. thesis was about the Anabaptist Kingdom of Munster and this is such an interesting, fascinating topic! I had written a paper on Menius’ opinion about how a Christian household should be, and got the best mark possible (bragging, I know, I don’t mean to, but I’m just so happy about that!) and was over the moon with joy when my professor told me, I should have a go on Menius’ writings about Anabaptism.
So far, it’s going great: The topic is right up my street, I am so happy to work on it and I have tried to do something every day. Until now, I’ve got 18 pages(!) of first drafts, I have to hand in 80, so that’s almost a quarter of it done! I write and I read and I do research and I really, really wonder why I ever doubted that Church History is my thing and something I really want to do. I’ll stop now. Promise.
Okay… What else is there to tell you? Ohhh, yes!!
Random Stuff #1: A Knitting Comic! Must read!! I love comics. Webcomics in particular at the moment. I read a couple of them (If you are interested, I can make a list) and it is a great way to start my day: Sipping on my first cup of tea and looking at the great work of others. 😀 This one is for you: Worsted for Wear. It is a truly, truly charming webcomic, really well drawn, lots of inside jokes for knitters and crocheters (and their partners) alike and it really shares the joy of yarn and knitting and everything that comes with it. The characters are developed with a lot of depth and it is simply awesome. Go check it out! 😀
Random Stuff #2: A Little New Friend in Green!
While reading this webcomic, I got all enthusiastic about crocheting amigurumi again. Remember Kramme Ugler? After this adventure I didn’t want to pick up my crochet hook for some months … But then I saw a very special pattern, and so I proudly present you …:
The first time I encountered »Cut the Rope« was on TV when they were talking about some fun game apps. I don’t own a smart phone (and don’t plan on getting one, I simply don’t see the point), but as soon as I saw this little guy, I was smitten.
By the way – I truly ›proudly present‹. I was feeling a bit like in »Coraline« as I was stitching the eyes on, but I am so proud that I did that right and that I even could do a small French Knot Stitch in black so he can look where the candy is … I still have to stitch the mouth and the teeth on, I’m a little bit nervous about that. We’ll see. 😀
There is a lot more to show you, to be honest and I’ll try and get it up here as soon as possible … But now the days are getting very warm, which means that it can be up to 26°C (and more!) in my flat, and since I try to get up early and work on my thesis before all I can do is sweating, I don’t know how fast this will be. But I’ll do my best!
Love ya all. Take care! 😀