Habu offers truly unusual yarns from Japan and we are happy to have a selection available in the store. On the top of the list of materials you would be hard pressed elsewhere, is their Wool Stainless Steel. Yes, it really is made with stainless steel, helpful in creating unusual sculptural effects when used on its own or when held with other yarns.
Just as unusual is Shosenshi, a tape-like linen yarn with a viscose coating. It feels and sounds for all the world like shreded paper, but this is tough enough to knit into bags and sweaters.
Perfect for stranding along with another yarn, Tobi Moire comes in beautiful array of earthy colors.
The 100% cotton Cork Chenille, with its pell-mell strands, is another novelty yarn just begging for intriguing combinations and pairings.
There is such an organic quality to Habu yarn, a characteristic clearly seen in both the Feather Moire and the delicately speckled Kasumi. The two of these combined would make a beautiful scarf, one guaranteed to be an eye-catcher.
Good enough to eat!
Yes, Marcie our amazing manager is leaving. She is returning to the East Coast to go back to school. We will miss her sunny charm and indefatigable style. Bonne chance!
We have a whole slew of classes beginning next week, so no matter if you are just starting or looking to add more to your arsenal of skills, there is something for everybody. Learn how to knit with Amy or how to crochet with Terri. Maybe your first sock? Master the art of knitting a sweater that its like a glove with Barbara. Or get your feet wet by dabbling with color work with Kurt. See our schedule of classes here and sign up today!
This is Beautiful Movie Week here in blogland and in my mind, there is no better way to sped an evening than with a good DVD and some knitting. To put a knitting spin on it, here are some titles where knitting is featured in the movie. Enjoy!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Like Water for Chocolate
Lost in Translation
The Triplets of Belleville
La Vie en Rose
We love our yarn, but we love your finished objects too!
This shadow knitting blanket is the customer’s own design. It’s knit using Dale of Norway Baby Ull. I love the colors and can make out “BABY” in the blue and purple. How fun!
Brandon cuts quite the handsome figure in his basket weave scarf. The yarn is Joseph Galler Peruvian Tweed and perfectly suited for the pattern.
I call this a win-win situation: Colleen got this great sweater knit by her mom and Erika got to the pleasure of working with the ultra-luxe Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky!
Lastly, Tatyana’s luscious green scribble lace scarf. The pattern is free in the store with purchase of yarn – make one or yourself today!