Wanna meet with the U-knitted Amiras?

When & Where:
-The second Friday of the month from noon onward at Caribou Coffee shop in Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi.
-The fourth Tuesday of the month from 10am onward at Shakespeare Cafe Rehhan area branch -Abu Dhabi..


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

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Friday?

Speaking of how much we love to get together, would anyone be interested in getting together this Friday (2nd Jan, 2009), usual place, usual time? It's been too long for me seeing as I missed out on the last gathering.

Friday Night Knitting Club.

This week I haven't been doing as much knitting. Instead, I have been reading... about knitting!

For Christmas this year, my dear aunt sent me a book called The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. It is a novel about a group of women (much like us!) who get together on Friday night (again, like us) to share their knitting as well as their lives and life experiences (ahem, like us). I am only about a third of the way through the book, but thus far I would recommend it, if for no other reason than to kill a few hours (in the tub? soaking away??).

When we first started meeting, and I subsequently started knitting, I remember how great it was to feel a part of something special. I still feel that way each time we get together and come away feeling happier than when I came (and I know I am not alone in this feeling. :)). This book is the perfect portrait of the camaraderie a group of women with a common knowledge can share.

Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm back!

Hello fellow Amiras! I'm back from my vacation in Australia, all revived and relaxed and ready for some serious knitting!

I didn't get very much knitting done while I was away but I did buy some yarn, so I have plenty to get on with. I had a lovely catch up with some dear knitting friends in my LYS (local yarn shop, for the newbies). Here is some photos of the day. Just look at all that yarny goodness!



The last photo is me (obviously) holding baby Jude, my friend Kate's new bub. Isn't he cute? Notice that he is wearing knitted pants! How adorable.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Friday, December 26, 2008

My Second and Third FOs :)

For Christmas this year I knitted! After my first FO took over a month to finally complete and then looked rather sad at the end, I was very excited when over yesterday and today during my spare time, I managed to finish not one but TWO cup cozies for my aunts (since my Mom gets my very first oddly shaped one).

I am now going to start a new project and I am pretty excited since I finally figured out ribbing on these two cozies. Hope everyone else’s knitting is going well too!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Amiras!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

FO UPDATE!!!!

I did it! I finished the Back to School U-neck vest from Fitted Knits!!!







Didn't really make any changes except to make it an inch longer in the ribbing. It only took 3 skeins of Cascade 220 and it came out fabulously!!!

I want to thank all you U-knitted Amiras for your support because you guys helped me through the hard times!!! But I did it! I finished it! woot woot!

p.s. You can check out my ravelry page for more details! but I'm having a hard time linking it right now with the internet cables being cut and all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Knitting at the Mall This Weekend?

Hi Folks,

Would any of you like to come and knit at Caribou this weekend? Either Friday afternoon (any time) or Saturday afternoon (before 3:30)?
I'm meeting up with Rama (day to be decided depending on responses to this post). Her sister was kind enough to bring me some Knitpicks yarn!

Let me know if you're interested.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The New Knitty Is Online... Yay!

Just in case none of you have checked, the winter edition of Knitty just went online.

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/index.php

Fun times!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Very First FO!

Ok ladies, so here is the pic, courtesy of Lindsay, of my very first FO! I am so glad I finally finished it and am eager to start my next one! :)

Bootie calls on Saturday night!

Hey!!

As usual, it was great fun seeing you ladies on Friday! Much needed break from my thesis :)

Last night I decided to be brave and cast on for the first Sarrtje bootie (my first attempt at pattern following).. the pattern for the bootie calls (hee hee hee.. sorry i HAD to) for kbf, pm, m1, ssk, k2tog.. all of which i looked up in youtube.. i'm not sure i got them all right.. i have a few funny looking stitches.. but I had the right number of stitches in the end! yay! I finished 80% of the first one.. I'll post up pics on ravelry soon..

Oh and my friend sent me a txt last night saying she watched Her Say (the Dubai one version of The View) and they brought in a lady who knits and possibly owns a knitting store in Dubai to the show .. her name is Buffy/Buffi?.. i tried but couldn't find her online.. we should find her..

Friday, December 12, 2008

Help Amiras... LOST NEEDLES!!!

Hi Ladies,

It was so good to see everyone today. I missed you guys.

OK, emergency: I think I lost my Addi circular needles that I was using today. I switched needles and think I left them on the couch. I went back to Caribou and showed them what needles look like and asked if they'd seen them. Guess what the response was? "Sorry Sir". Too many things wrong with that statement to even comment.

The bigger point is, did any of you pick them up? I ask this hopefully and tearfully :) They are size 4.5mm circular. It's so tragic!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Meeting on Friday (woot woot)

Hey Everyone!!!

We're meeting up for our usual SnB on friday in Marina Mall (Abu Dhabi) at Caribou Coffee (3 pm).

i'm looking forward to seeing everyone and their knitting progress!!! so be there or be square ; )

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Three wise Amiras in Dubai.

Our Friday trip to Dubai was great afternoon but of course it would have been greater if you all Amiras came along.

Charmaine my driver to Dubai was so smooth in her driving that i was so relaxed all the way , am not sure if it was the driving or the endless talk we had ;P.

It didn't took us long to arrive to Madinat Jumeirah and was just about the same time that Lindsay arrived.
After few minutes of consulting the board the three of us headed to the Dôme café where I indulged myself with an Ice Chocolate drink recommended by Charmaine.



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isn't it yummy????? Charmaine didn't fail the chance to have one of those after the meal.

While waiting for our food , I showed the girls the new DMC embroidery threads i got by mail that morning..
A limited Edition "secret perfume" , yep yep !!! threads with a scent to revive our senses while cross stitching..


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They smelled so nice...apple ,vanilla , honeysuckle etc.....


Charmaine showed us her finished Cherry Blossom top


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such a beautiful knitting!


As for Lindsay , she had the shock of her life when she got her pizza...



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no no , this is not how she looked like when the pizza arrived , her reaction was amazing that i wasn't fast enough to capture it....hihihi......


An hour or so later, Jhocy arrived with her family to the café and they sat on a different table so they can have their lunch as a family... maybe around an hour later Anna Lisa arrived and joined us , so did Jhocy..


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from left to right: Lindsay , Charmaine , Jhocy and Anna lisa. (me behind the camera always).


Time past quickly chatting up with the girls, looking at books , WIPs and yarns.
At 5pm we went down the stairs for the Christmas fair to meet up with Jenny ..


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..lots of AH! and OH! at her kiosk..


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Somehow we were very reasonable in spending our money and believe it or not Charmaine didn't buy any wool at all...what a scandal!!!!



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At around 7pm , the girls headed home but Charmaine and I hanged out for an hour more in the souq for some Christmas gifts shopping...
On the way home , we wished several time you were with us that day....until we meet next Friday ....enjoy the Eid holiday !!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

U-Knitted Amiras. Welcome!

Welcome knitting princesses of the desert!

This is the inaugural post of our blog which i hope to use as our very own Abu Dhabi Knitting forum. We can use this forum to plan meetings, help us in our knit alongs (February lady sweater starting in February!), chat and share our FO's of course.

If you want the rights to post on here just leave a comment and i'll send you an invite! All you amiras should already have your invites waiting in your emails.... tee hee hee. this will be so much fun!