I have been holding off some exciting news and they just started piling up, so I guess I can start spilling some of the most exciting ones. This winter an “idiot’s dream” is coming true and our household of hubby and the cat is moving to Japan for the next 3 years!!!
I know excitement was just pouring out of me, having moved overseas before, I am looking forward, but this time only a bit worried for not knowing any language [yet!]. We are going to be only hour or so away from Tokyo and very close to Mount Fuji. Japan is one of the countries that has always been a mystery to me. The ways of people, their culture, technology, fashion – all that inspiration! I can’t wait to start exploring and sharing with you!
My longest fascination with Habu Textile fibers will be in heaven and now I would be able to visit [mother company] Avril and drool all over that yumminess!!!

On the other exciting news…

For the past 6 months I have been actively working on a project along with Vanessa Yap-Einbund known as coloursknits. Earlier this month with the help of our friends we launched the website and are really to tell the World all about it! Ori Ami Knits is a book that has 15 designs knit entirely out of Habu Textile fibers, beautifully photographed by Vanessa in northern California. There is a significant amount of innovation in this book and I can’t wait for all of you to see it! For information on how to get the book please subscribe on the website.

And to top all these news, Fibre Space, a yarn shop here in Alexandria, VA is hosting us, both authors on November 5, 6-9pm for an exclusive book preview! If you are in the area come see and try on all garments as well as enjoy our company and delicious refreshments!

14 Responses to “Excitement”

  1. Trillian42 says:

    Woo – a book preview!!! I’ll definitely have to try to get there – I want to see how you finished off the piece I was knitting!

  2. OLGAJAZZY says:

    You absolutely have to come Pam!!! I can’t wait for you to see it all!

  3. angelknits says:

    Congrats! Big fan of your blog and Vanessa’s and always inspired by your designs and also fell in love of Habu because of you two!
    Can’t wait to see the book and all the best!

  4. soknitpicky says:

    All the best wishes on your upcoming move. I am thrilled for you and Vanessa and *cannot* wait to see the book!!!

  5. Sara says:

    So many exciting things, Olga! Congratulations on the book, it looks absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to see what new clever things that brain of yours has come up with. You’re going to love Japan so much! I’m so excited for you 🙂

  6. Samuel says:

    Congrats and congrats!!
    Oh, I can’t tell you how excited I am about the yellow knitted item with diamond shapes. I can’t wait to find out what it is 🙂

  7. azzuka says:


    And I’ll patiently wait for new patterns from Japan!

  8. Niki says:

    Congrats to you and Vanessa. I can’t wait to see the designs at the the trunk show. I wouldn’t miss it!

  9. maitai says:

    YAY!!!! congratulations, olga! i’m so excited for your big move, but i am going to be sad to say goodbye to you 🙁 boooo. but hopefully i’ll be able to pay you a visit next summer!

    i’ll be there next thursday! xoxo

  10. nova says:

    Congrats on the book and congrats on the move! So exciting!

  11. Linda says:

    Best wishes for the move, it sounds so very exciting! I would love to visit Japan. the book sounds fab, can’t wait to see it.

  12. What fabulous news! Congratulations on the book and on the new adventure in Japan. I am all “habu-envious”.

  13. jen says:

    Congrats on the move! I thought this might be of interest to you – http://evergreenknits.blogspot.com/2007/12/japenese-yarn-stores.html
    I would love to check them out when I head to Japan.

  14. knitlit kate says:

    so happy for you and vanessa…and hubby & kitty cat! i can’t wait to see how japan inspires you.
    xo kate

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