Thursday, July 19, 2007

Habu Haiku

Light gossamer strands
of architectural air
feel so substancial.


So, this is my first experience with Habu. I wasn't sure what to think of it at first. I'm doing a kinda-sorta-kusha kusha scarf using the silk stainless and extra fine merino. I plan to have a bit of the silk stainless by itself on both ends of the scarf, not just on one end the way the pattern suggests. The thread...er, yarn...was so fine that it took me awhile to adjust. Several stitches cascaded off the needle a few times, and it was a bit of a challenge to recover lost stitches. But once I got used to these fibers...wow! They're so fun! I keep wanting to play with the scarf instead of knitting on with it. And I know that once it's felted, it'll be even more irresistable.

This is obviously not going to be a warm scarf, which is good, since I've recently moved to a warmer climate. It'll be more of an early spring accessory, I think, so I chose springy colors. The silk stainless is #1, white, and the merino is #40, a grassy green.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that's so pretty! I am fighting the urge to order one of the kits!

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  2. I'm so tempted! Such a delicate beauty and oh the colors.

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  3. Very cool! I love the photo -- so texturally complex!

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. The white/green combination is stunning. I've just finished mine and am contemplating whether to felt it, or not...

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  6. So, so pretty. I have one of these kits in the dark grey/light stainless, and I've been holding off, considering different merino colors. I love yours with the light green.

    Did you get the kit at twisted yarns?

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