About Me …

Hi I’m Mina … also known as the Knitting Expat … I started knitting in March 2014 while living in Dubai with my Husband and two cats as a way to keep me occupied while my Husband was away during the week for work … and I’ve barely put the needles down ever since.

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We recently moved to Bahrain and in the last few months I have fallen in love with watching knitting podcasts … so in an attempt to get more involved in the online knitting community I have decided to start one of my own … This is a site for me to post my podcasts and shownotes and also a place where you can contact me if you wish …

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You can also find me on INSTAGRAM and RAVELRY as well at YOUTUBE where I post my podcasts.

I also have a more lifestyle type blog called OUR ADVENTURES IN THE MIDDLE EAST where I post about our lives in the Middle East (First Dubai and now Bahrain) and what we get up to on a regular basis so you can always check in there …

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I also post all my finished knitting projects on that blog too so you can check those out there …

Some of my other crafty/arty interests include sewing and photography for the most part but I am always interested in trying out new things …

Anyway I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by and feel free to leave me a comment or ask any questions …

Mina X

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  22. Waffa Mousa · August 4

    Hi Mina,
    My name is Waffa, Im living in bahrain, I really like your stuff. Im really interested in learning Crochet. could you please advice me how can I make first step in Bahrain. Thanks a lot and good luck for you.

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    • minayamini · August 4

      I’m sorry I don’t know anyone in Bahrain who teaches crochet

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  29. Stefanie · September 21

    Hi Mina, I just found your blog! I moved to Dubai a few months ago and have been terribly disappointed by the lack of availability of decent yarns. I feel lost without something on my needles! I dislike the idea of importing yarns from the other side of the world (though I may have to) and was wondering if you have found any places in the region where I could order good quality yarns from? Thanks in advance!

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    • minayamini · September 21

      There really aren’t any places in the UAE to get yarn that is on a par with what you find in the western world … There is my friend jhocy who lives in Dubai and she has her yarn dying business Dubai Knits where she sells her hand dyed yarn and she’s part of the knitting Amiras group (search for them on Facebook) all the ladies in that group are a fab bunch and meet regularly to chat and knit and they can give you more advice on sourcing yarn

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  30. Stefanie · September 21

    Thanks for your response! I did find Dubai Knits a few months ago. At the time there was nothing in her shop. I sent a message to inform me of any future stock but never heard back from her, which is a shame because it seems that she dyed some beautiful yarns! Have you found any shops in Bahrain or is the situation much the same there? I work unsocial hours so a meetup wouldn’t work for me unfortunately but will look up the Facebook group.

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    • minayamini · September 21

      They meet at the weekends and occasionally have midweek meetings … In either case you can ask for advice on the facebook pafe

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