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

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Baby hat

I knit a very cute baby hat for my friend's baby, Rosie. I hope it's going to fit, it's too big for Molly but my friend's baby's only about 3 weeks old, so hopefully it will be OK.

The pattern is Vine Lace Baby Hat from Knitting Daily. I knit it using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino on 3mm dpns. I might knit a bigger one for Molly.

I'm currently knitting a soaker for Molly now that I am using cloth nappies. We seem to be getting on OK with the nappies. So far I have been using terry nappies with Nature Babies wraps. I really like these wraps as all the poppers mean that you can really adjust the nappy to fit properly and so far we have had no leaks, so that is great. I really want to try knitted soakers as I think they might be better for Molly's skin than the PUL wraps. The soaker I'm knitting at the moment is the Wool Diaper Cover from Ottobre Design. I'm knitting it using Rowan Country and Twilley's Freedom Wool.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Monday, 23 March 2009

Molly Models Handknit

I thought I should post another picture of Molly in my knitting, so here's a cute photo of her in the Baby Kimono from Mason Dixon Knitting.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Mother's Day Monkey

I'm knitting my mum some socks for Mother's Day. In the UK, Mother's Day falls in March (22nd this year in case you need reminding). I am halfway through knitting Knitty's Monkey Socks. Love them and wish I didn't have to give them away, not an uncommon feeling for me after knitting pretty socks - I always knit far prettier socks for other people than I do for myself. I'm not convinced that I'll get the socond one finished in time, my mum is coming to stay on Friday so I only have 4 more days, I guess I had better get casting on. Too much knitting to do...

The socks are knit in Opal Handpainted yarn, colour 20 on 2.5mm needles.
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Sunday, 15 March 2009

Some projects finally off my needles

So, despite having a little baby to deal with all the time, I have still managed to do a bit of knitting and have actually finished some things. I finally got around to taking a photo of my Rowan Iceland sweater, after buying buttons last week.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out and think it looks really nice. I was a bit worried that I finished it just in time for the weather to start warming up but I figure I can just wear it over a t-shirt when it's a bit chilly instead of a coat. I can't wear it under a coat because the sleeves are too wide and bunch up under my armpits under a coat, which looks very amusing.

I also finally finished my Wendy baby hoodie, which I was having trouble with due to a very strange looking hood. I thought the pattern was all wrong and was going to frog the hood and knit a new one until my friend pointed out that I simply hadn't joined the top seam so the hood was quite flat. All I needed to do was remove the ribbing on the hood, sew the seam and re-knit the hood and hey-presto, a handsome looking hood, yay! So, I did that last night and found some buttons I had kicking about from a project I never finished and voila, a finished little sweater for baby Molly. No pictues of her in it yet though as it's for 3-6 months.

I need to be knitting some baby things for other babies at the moment, two of my friends have recently dropped baby girls - very cute. I feel the need to spread the knitted love.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Molly is home

My little baby girl came home a couple of weeks ago. She's an absolute delight, I couldn't be happier!

Yes, that is one of my handknits she's wearing, in fact, that's one I'm wearing too! Mine, you will probably recognise as my February Lady Sweater. Hers is called Elly and is from RYC Classic Baby, knit using 2 balls of Wendy Peter Pan DK on 4mm needles. I knit it a year or two ago, not knowing who it would go to. I was going to give it to a friend but couldn't part with it, just as well really!

Haven't had much news on the knitting front. I have pretty much finished my Rowan Iceland sweater, it just needs the ends sewing in and some buttons. No pictures at the moment.

Nothing much to report, just wanted to show I'm still around...

I will leave you with this interesting piece of information: