Friday, June 27, 2008

Soft as Steel

Ain't it just purty! My 1st Habu

Picked up these cones in Atlanta last month during my yarnsploration.

One thing about Habu is that this Japanese yarn does not us "regular" names. ;o)

On the left is A-1, 2/17 tsumugi.....whatcha say?!? Haha! All I know it's 100% silk in color #54, Or should I simply say brown ;op I like that it has specs of white in it too!

I did enjoy playing with the lighting on my yarn p.0rn pics this time! :o)

The other cone in white, color #1 is A-20, 1/20 silk stainless. That is 69% silk and 31% stainless steel.

I do wonder how they come up with their yarn names...so technical, but oh so purty. Making it hard for me to resist trying to work with it.


It is actually soft! I do like how the colors are blending with each other, giving that subtle contrast! But I must say it is like knitting with dental floss! LOL

The Kusha Kusha scarf will be my 1st Habu project, and I am doing it as mini KAL with Kamaca and Adrienne.

Let me just say I spent almost 2 hours in the car on the way back from P.url J.am and only got 24 rows in!! This project is slow moving right now with a loooong way to go!

I have a feeling this will be my "in between" project! ;op Haha!

All I am going to say is I am happy to finally get some Habu on my needles!

36 Comments:

  1. Adrienne said...
    LOL, girl mine is in the BAG lol. I'll pull it back out next week. At this rate, I will be done by Christmas! lol
    Cas... said...
    Wow! That yarn is super cool! I can't wait to see your finished project. It looks delicate.

    Hang in there. The best stuff takes a while.
    Channon said...
    What a rich, lovely brown. Laceweight is tough going sometimes. I seem to have to be in the mood for it...
    Blanche Knits in DC said...
    It's beautiful already! The texture seems very interesting! Can't wait to see it finished :)
    Pajnstl said...
    your pics are getting better and better.
    Lorette said...
    That is very pretty! I have a cone of Habu cotton laceweight in the stash. I bought it at the actual Habu store in NYC, which is a real experience.
    nillakitty said...
    I've been itching to try some Habu fibers... I've only seen them in one LYS here & they are indeed drool-worthy!
    melissaknits said...
    Habu is just FUN!
    Jet LeBlanc said...
    ......stainless steel?
    kim said...
    I love the colors you chose. I did not enjoy making my Kusha scarf. And yet, I may still make another...
    Liz said...
    I'm jealous you're knitting with Habu!!!! Is it really soft? Can't wait to see how it comes out!
    Julia said...
    The scarf is going to be soo beautiful and light! Can't wait to see it :o)
    diddlinaknits said...
    I like the two colors together and it will keep you busy for awhile thats for sure :)
    tiennie said...
    Ooohhhh....aaaaahhhh!
    Andrea said...
    I've always wanted to knit something from Habu. My hat's off to you.=) I've been catching up on my reading. Your Hemlock Ring is gorgeous and the conference you went on looked like a lot of fun.
    Don said...
    a woman with a passionate hobby. nothing compares.
    greenbeanbaby said...
    wow, well you sure have some patience AND talent!!! i tried knitting and i am not so loose so my fingers cramp up... hehehe.... beautiful yarn and it looks like that jam was awesome!!!!

    thank you for stopping by!! you have a wonderful blog
    Ms.Erika said...
    Cool, I've never heard of this yarn...sounds like too much for me to handle. Can't wait to see the finished product.
    Beth said...
    Whatcha say! OK, that made me literally laugh out loud. Such gorgeous yarn and such beautiful pictures of it. I love it!
    Deborah said...
    I've not sprung for the stainless habu yet. Can't understand how it would feel on the fingers. I almost sprung for the paper yarn though, I saw a grass skirt made with it and thought - hmmmm cool but then I saw that raffia is way cheaper!
    Susan said...
    I think Habu looks like such a wonderful art piece - the yarn is sturdy and organic looking. I've liked every picture I've seen of it so far. Can't wait to see how the mini-KAL turns out.
    doreen said...
    Hey can I join your mini kal? I am also going to make a kusha kusha. . . I'm still waiting on my velvet grapes lace. Long story. . . I've been planning this for a few months, then the fire, uggg. Mail order can be great, and can be a nightmare.
    moo said...
    I tell you Stace, if I miss just a little of your blogginess, I miss ALOT!!!! So cool, so cool, SO COOL! You have the best blog! I mean it! And your knitting has improved and is so beautiful. LOVE IT!!!!
    Janet Richards said...
    *gasp* how did I miss not hearing from you about Pearl Jam this Saturday!

    The yarn and project is lovely!
    Kelly said...
    I've always thought that Habu stuff was interesting. Nice to know that the stainless steel yarn is not hard. But in terms of your picture taking, I learned somewhere that good pictures require natural light but not direct sun light. I've done this with my yarn photography and it has greatly improved. I would suggest this to you if you want to get better results.
    gold said...
    Beautiful yarn!I can't wait to see your project when its done!
    I just love your yarn porn pics!
    Robin said...
    I have never worked with Habu yarns before - it's interesting that the stainless steel one is soft! I wonder how they do that!
    Ava said...
    aren't you loving it?
    StarSpry said...
    Beautiful! I've been eyeing this yarn for a while now. Maybe I'll have to get some and try out the scarf, too :D
    Carol said...
    Oooh, Habu! I am afraid to pick up something that fine. I am currently swearing at sock yarn. My husband calls it thread. I wonder what he would make of the Habu?

    It's looking really lovely, fine though it is!
    yarndiva said...
    i'm kicking myself for not buying yarn on a cone at the seattle knitting conference a year ago. that stuff looks NICE!!!
    KimT said...
    pretty, interesting yarns! can't wait to see this FO.
    Octopus Knits said...
    Very cool!

    P.S. Your Hemlock Ring Blanket is lovely :)
    Batty said...
    I've seen this before and wondered. I mean, it has metal in it, so it can't be soft, right? But there are so many pretty things one could knit out of it. But it's got metal in it...

    I believe you when you say it's soft. Maybe I should try this after all, it's so pretty.
    Ilix said...
    silk... what a treat! that is aweome! I hear that it smells a little funny when you block it. (like the way that wool smells like you have a wet sheep in your house) but I bet that in the lovely weather this summer it will dry quickly.
    Sheila said...
    The scarf is going to be beautiful, airy and soo soft. I'm sure it will take a while, but it will be worth it.

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