Wanna meet with the U-knitted Amiras?

When & Where:
1-Second Friday of the month from 12 pm at Fashion Cafe at Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi
2-Fourth TUESDAY of the month from 11 am at a different location.

Although we meet up sporadically in between so make sure to check our blog for updates!

Friday, January 30, 2009


The February Lady Sweater Knit Along has officially begun!!!

Everyone at the BIG ABU DHABI / DUBAI meet, that is participating in the KAL did swatches together and then cast on for the FLS. I even did a swatch (thanks Charmaine!).

So everyone in on the FLS KAL please keep the blog update with your progress and any questions or problems that you run across. You can also check out the discussion regarding this KAL in our Rav group here.

BTW: the meeting today was so much fun! It was great to meet so many people (17 in total i think) in person and see everyone's fantastic projects! It was great fun and I can't wait for the next time we get all the groups together... This was a perfect way to spend a Friday

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunset Hwy

There was the most amazing sunset today as I was driving home from work down Sheikh Zayed Road in Jebl Ali.

I tried to take a picture of it but seriously this dose it no justice. The sun was a hot magenta pink and all the clouds around it were different shades of magenta. Truly amazing.

I really need to start carrying my camera around with me.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ski mask for eating a sandwich anyone?

I can't decide which is more original.. these Body-Technology Interfaces or the braid tubes we all admired in Kundi's hat book.. hmmm

Friday, January 23, 2009

full circle

this is an article about a little orphaned lamb who needed his very own knitted sweater for the winter...

very cute. had to share

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On the way to Ibn....

funny pictures of dogs with captions
see more puppies

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jan 30th

Ok we finally sorted out the details (I think) for the Big Dubai / Abu Dhabi Knit Out

Who: The Desert Knitters & us the U-knitted Amiras!

When: Friday, January 30th

Where: Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai at the Lime Tree Cafe

How: Maybe we can work out a Caravan from Abu Dhabi

Why: there's been talk of knitting, gabbing and fantastic cake!

Bonus: If you are joining in the February Lady Sweater KAL then we will be casting on as a group then!

I really hope everyone can make it because it will be a blast! and there's talk of some new knitters showing up! Oh the suspense!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Knitting at the MoE?

I don't know if you all have been following the Ravelry thread on our UAE knitters group so I thought I would post something here just to keep you all informed

We have been talking about meeting up with some of the knitters in Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates on either the 24th or 30th of this month (January).

There seems to be quite a sizable group signed up already and I don't want anyone to miss it!!!

What do you think? Can you make it? and if you have a date preference (personally hoping for the 30th) better check in fast!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

February Lady Sweater in February - KAL

Okay Amiras, get yourself ready for our first official Knit-a-long (KAL)!

We have chosen to make the February Lady Sweater in February!

Here's a link to the pattern which is free thanks to Flint Knits.

This pattern has been hugely popular (3351 projects on Ravelry to date) and it is one cardigan that looks good on everyone! Now it is our turn to give it a shot!

So get your yarn ready, we officially start on the first of Feb.