I am Sarena. I live in Geneva. I like to knit.

Monday, 20 August 2007

Busy Busy

I've not had a lot of time for knitting the past couple of days, and won't do for a few more days.

I spent yesterday struggling away trying to build a new website for my mum's shop Interknit Cafe
(that's not the site I've been building, mine isn't finished yet, she might not even like it!).

Been viewing cars and am off to get my Swiss driver's licence today, very exciting! We have to do it this week because if you leave it longer than a year you have to take a test. Then on Wednesday I get to drive all the way from Geneva back to Farnham. The drive to Le Havre will take me about 7 1/2 hours, then I have a 4 or 5 hour boat ride before arriving in Portsmouth. Phew! It will be a very dull drive, especially since I have no stereo in my car as some kids stole the front of it, along with the gear stick knob! Little scoundrels!

I am looking forward to getting back to the UK though and seeing my mum and raiding her shop! She says she has loads of new stuff in and that the shop is bulging at the seams! So hopefully lots of knitting to be done!

My orange socks are coming along nicely, nearly finished the first one. I have to say that they are rather boring to knit as it's all one colour, but they are going to be a gift and there is a reason why they're orange!

Not sure red was the best background, but I couldn't be bothered to move off the sofa!

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Let me begin

I probably should have started this blog ages ago since I've not been working for the past 13 months and so have been doing a fair bit of knitting. Typically, I start a new job on August 27, so won't have so much knitting time, but I will still fit it in!

I'm sure I won't be waffling on just about knitting, being an expat in Geneva, I'm bound to find other things to go on about.

Knitting wise, my current WIPs are:
1) A bright orange pair of socks (after spending 9 months trying to turn a heel on my first sock and finally doing it a couple of weeks ago, I seem to have become addicted to sock knitting!).
2) A beautiful cardigan jacket from the Debbie Bliss Out of Town book, which I'm knitting in Louisa Harding's 'Grace'.
3) A Freedom Spirit vest from February's issue of Knitting magazine
4) A little baby jacket from the RYC Classic Babies book, which I'm knitting in some Swiss yarn that I forget the name of.

I keep promising myself that I won't start any more projects until I finish the ones I'm currently doing, but I've just found a pattern for a really cute newsboy style hat, which I'm just itching to knit....

Here's that pair of socks that took me so long to do...