Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Habu Happy

Habu Happy, Happy Habu, sounds like some sort of special day, do you think? Some of you may know that I have been coveting Habu for some time. I think my first introduction was perhaps via Nora, I know that wherever I first saw it, I immediately began googling obsessively. The more I saw, the more I desired, stockists over here are few and far between but eventually I ordered a skein of Stainless Steel Silk from K1 yarns (and this l
ovely pattern, which has been added to my "must make pile"). The yarn arrived, I gazed, I stroked, I stalked the internet once more and eventually decided to order a bit more........ I ordered from Purl, such a great service, arrived in less than a week.

I am still doing a lot of gazing and stroking, this stuff is so pretty and I am nurturing a new obsession for concerning Habu, it js centred around these SKIF patterns. Of course there is also this gorgeous jacket and indeed at least a dozen others.

In the mean time, I have started on a Kusha Kusha scarf, pattern available here. My, this is strange stuff to knit with, but so much fun. I keep pulling and twisting at the strange fabric created, it is so very strange to me. Stocking stitch scarves normally bore me silly after the first few centimetres but the fascination of this keeps me going.


Anonymous kim said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I'm convinced that Habu is actually a cult, and I fear we've lost another one. ;)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 12:49:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

This is wonderful! :0)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 3:07:00 pm  
Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

How strange that you should post this today as I have spent the last hour trying to find a stockist with a bit more variety of Habu here. I am going to go to Purl I think! Another Habu scarf calls me and I think I will go for the stainless steel yarn mix this time.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 4:06:00 pm  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh, i love that dusha kusha scarf!
i will have to get some habu!
lovely photos!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 5:02:00 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

I learn so much from my blog friends. I had never heard of Habu yarns. I love the coloways you've chosen.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 7:27:00 pm  
Blogger Karen said...

Very seductive! Just this evening a non-knitter friend emailed me to ask for details of Habu yarn. It looks so good I want to have a go!
(Love your Hourglass sweater, by the way).

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 8:33:00 pm  
Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

I have never heard of Habu... these yarns (?) are beautiful!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 10:06:00 pm  
Blogger knittingphilistine said...

Gorgeous. But how on earth did you ever choose what to buy? And how on earth will you ever choose what to make? It's all so beautiful!

Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:18:00 pm  
Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

I too have never heard of Habu - it looks very interesting, but I am not sure I understand it! I look forward to being educated (and delighted as usual!)

Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:10:00 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

I'm going to my lys this evening for knit night and I am going to spend a bit of time exploring the shop's yarns. Maybe I'll find some Habu...

Thursday, September 27, 2007 8:23:00 pm  
Anonymous michele said...

it's fun to see someone else fall under the habu spell.

you've choosen beautiful colors!

Thursday, September 27, 2007 8:27:00 pm  
Blogger Flavaknits said...

My knitting pal Kimberley has some of the lovely Habu courtesy of K1yarns - the sheen is gorgeous. The scarf is looking great - so delicate, but obviously so strong!

Friday, September 28, 2007 3:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Beate said...

Hmm I like what i see.
Sounds like a gorgeous (new) habit.
Happy knitting.

Friday, September 28, 2007 6:28:00 pm  
Blogger sue said...

Oh the Habu looks and sounds wonderful. The scarf looks quite pretty. Does it feel hard to knit with or does it turn out quite soft.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 6:31:00 am  
Anonymous Nora said...

I love your colours and pattern. Isn't the SSS divine to knit with? :)

Saturday, October 06, 2007 7:09:00 am  

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