Saturday, October 27, 2007

Abu Dhabi Knits (Part One)

We arrived here in Abu Dhabi five months ago, just in time for the summer. Summer here as you probably know is extremely hot. I'm talking 45-50 degrees Celsius every day and about 30-35 at night time. HOT! It's so hot that many Emiratis leave the country for a month or two to visit Europe. So imagine poor little me (me of the white, white skin!) trying to cope with it.

Anyway, during the peak summer months (June and August) it is really too hot to be outside for more than the few minutes it takes to get from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car. So for me it meant lots of time indoors knitting. Here are the spoils.....

Above are my first ever pair of adult socks. The pattern is Monkey from Knitty by Cookie A. I really like her designs. I've used an unknown shade of Koigu sock yarn that I bought in New York in December '06. I was feeling so happy with myself when I finished these socks, I think I made quite a pest of myself around the house! hehehe Poor Chi Wai and Brian (our housemate) had to put up with my gloating!

To be continued.....

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I'm an Auntie!!! Kinda.

Look at these two gorgeous boys!

On the left is Sam (Samuel) Arthur and on the right is Archie Stephen (such skinny little legs!), born to my best friend ZB (what a star!) and her happy hubby. It's probably as close to being an auntie as I'll ever get. They were born on the 13th of October and here they are modeling some little rompers that I sent over. I'm such a proud auntie!! I just wish I was there to give them a cuddle and to help ZB.

Just to be fair, I do already have a gorgeous surrogate niece and nephew, Ruby and Dalton, pictured below, looking fabulous as always. I miss them terribly.

A long time coming!!

So here it is. Finally I have a blog. I'm pretty sure that no one is going to read it and I think that is why I have taken so long to start one, but I have decided that there are things that I want to get "out there", so here it is.

For those of you who don't know me (just in case someone accidentally stumbles across this), I moved to Abu Dhabi earlier this year with my husband Chi Wai for work. Yep, just packed up everything and moved from Australia to the UAE.

So now I live my life on line through emails and instant messaging. So sad. This is one of my reasons for starting a blog, to keep everyone informed of our life over here.

The other reason for starting this blog is knitting related. I love knitting. There, I said it. In Australia I had quite a network of actual knitters to share my knitting related conversations with. In particular I was a regular member of the Wollongong Stitch'n'Bitch. Here in Abu Dhabi I have no one to show off my knitting to. Hence the blog.

So here goes.......