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Designing Amiras

At some point in a knitter’s life, designing a garment or accessory becomes inevitable. Sometimes it’s because you modify an existing pattern to fit you or to suit your knitting preferences that you might as well write an entirely new pattern, with no disrespect to the original designer of course. 278 more words


A bit of everything

Lovely knitter June from Austin, TX visited Dubai recently and I met up with her and her lovely daughter and kitties Oliver and Wilson (pictured below). 266 more words


Fun Friday

It was another relaxing Ramadan meet-up with the Amiras, although it was a lot smaller in numbers than usual. There was yarn, obviously, including this perfectly wound up ball of Faith, Hope and Love which Eliza picked up to knit a shawl for her aunt. 257 more words


Mad May 2013

It’s that time of the year again. Mad May is here.

And I’m participating again. Hopefully I will finish this before the deadline, which is the end of May. 29 more words


Eyjafjallajökull Shawl

My Eyjafjallajökull Shawl is finished.

But first, an insight on the design:
“In March 2010, and then again in April the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted on Iceland. 186 more words


Once an Amira...

…always an Amira!

Four years on and our little group is going strong. What started out as a once-a-month get together with like-minded crafty people has grown into friendships that goes beyond the knitting and the yarn. 521 more words