We spent the last couple of days in Freiburg, down in the South of Germany. The boyfriend had an event at the uni down there and thus we decided to combine it with a bit of a holiday.
Freiburg is close to the French border, the Alsace is right around the corner. Thus the town has a rather French feel to it and the wine is fantastic. Our wine taste is a bit exotic for most people as we love Gewürztraminer and Muscat but down there we had a huge selection - even in the supermarket. Wow! So cool! As you might imagine, we had a lot of wine. Oops.
The old town is beautiful and so is the farmer's market at the Münster, the place in front of the cathedral. So many fresh veggie and fruit stalls, fresh bread and so on. Oh my, I could shop there every day. The farmer's market here in Dortmund is nice but nothing compared to the one I saw in Freiburg...
Of course I took a huge bag of crochet with me. Wouldn't go anywhere without it, would you? I was working on two baby blankets and also on the new beanie pattern. The bonfire beanie pattern is 95 % finished but I decided to try out all the sizes again. And as it happens I decided to make small changes in the pattern as well. I hope to get it finished this week, so that Michelle can read it through.
In the near future I intend to translate the pattern into German, actually I would like to do that with all of Michelle and my patterns. So far I haven't found the time though. Translating takes a lot of time, something I did not expect when I translated my first pattern (Alia's Sunday Shawl). German crochet is a lot more complicated as English if you ask me. For example, there seems to be no short wording for s2tog or hdc2tog. I wish there was! Well that and the fact that I learnt to crochet in English. So there might be a lot of words/terms I don't know yet. Funnily I find it easier to translate French patterns into English... My French teacher would have a good laugh if she heard this. Let's put it like this: I wasn't the best French student. Laughs.
Perhaps the translation process will get faster with more experience. Do you have any experience with translating patterns?