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

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Two Gifts (kind of)

I have another Christmas present off my needles. I finally finished the scarf I was knitting for my brother for Christmas. It looks pretty good and I'm really pleased with it. I don't particularly like the yarn I used but it is soft and it's meant to be hypo-allergenic, which hopefully means it won't aggravate my brother's eczema.

I knit it using Patons Zhivago and it's the Elongated Cable Scarf by Jenn Nevitt. I used just under 5 balls of yarn.

Now that's off my needles I can get on with some baby knitting. At the moment I am knitting a baby beanie using Laines du Nord Baby Star. It's very cute and I'm about halfway through it. I am also knitting a little hoodie by Wendy in Wendy Peter Pan DK. There are so many things I want to knit for baby and occasionally it makes me want to find out the baby's sex but I'm staying strong and will wait for it to be a surprise.

I met a group of mum's to be this afternoon, which was really nice. I put an ad on the expat site here and six of us met up for coffee to discuss our experiences and share stories. It was so nice to meet other pregnant women as I don't know anyone else really here who's pregnant or who has children. Actually, I know one other girl with a child and she's been really great since I told her I'm pregnant and she knits too!

7 comments:

cinnamongirl93 said...

The scarf looks fantastic! Nice work.
I'm glad your meeting other women that are expecting too.

Mousecanknit said...

The scarf looks lovely -- so soft and pet-able.

Are there certain items you'd like for the bébé that others could knit for you?

azzuka said...

I think I know this yarn...

do you remember me?

Congratulations!

IUnfortunately, I started knitting after having my son...

Annelis said...

The scarf is lovely!

Natural Born Knitter said...

I do indeed remember you azzuka, thanks for the yarn, it's being used to make the first thing I'm knitting for my baby!

Natural Born Knitter said...

I think blankets and booties are always a good bet! Plus anything easy to remove and cooler for the spring :-)

Mousecanknit said...

good to know :)