be still my heart

sweater (kit 36) knit with paper yarn a silk mohair
Silk stainless steel yarn and fine merino, felted

As my love for all things Habu deepens I decided to check out the Appleton Wi yarn shop, Iris Fine Yarns partly because they featured Habu yarns and gasp, knitted samples of said yarn.  So with plans to pick up my daughter who attends college in Appleton, I was really looking forward to some daughter and… yarn shop time.  However it ended up being a 5 hour , white knuckle drive through blowing, snow covered roads.  So totally worth it though.  I have seen a lot of yarn shops, and very few carry Habu; and not many have as great a sense of style and creative display as this beautiful shop does.  Pam, who so graciously dug out some Habu samples for me to see, was so welcoming I was tempted to get a room for the night just so I could hang around and knit with her in this wonderful space.  But the blizzard loomed and the daughter waited, (too smart to want to get picked up first) so after a too quick look at the other yarns and a couple of, “my god I just drove through a blizzard to get here and deserve these” purchases,  I regretfully left.
Pam did tell me that the owner of Habu occasionally will do workshops through their shop.  Sign me up.  
I am looking forward to our weavers meeting on Monday so that I can share some of my excitement over these incredible yarns. I was always sure their yarns would be inspirational to weave with but now I am equally excited to knit with them. Can’t wait to show Nan the book ori ami knits that features patterns using Habu yarns.  Now if only the weather would cooperate….  oh oh, I feel another Habu order coming on.