Last week I went back to the Rainbow State with my Meggie-pie for a mother-daughter island dream trip come true. We enjoyed the ocean, relaxing on the beach and great restaurants (not necessarily in that order). We made a cute little bungalow in La’ie our home base and explored the island from there.
After only two visits I’ve concluded that the happiest, most relaxed people on earth live on the beautiful island of O’ahu.
And of all the happy, relaxed people on O’ahu, the most relaxed were at Aloha Yarn in Kanoehe.
The owner, Nanea Kuaiwa is seated on the right. Her given name means “peace” in Hawaiian. It seems she was fated to own a knit shop.
Nanea has beautiful samples everywhere. Why didn’t I take more photos?
My favorite was a beautiful lace shawl pattern from Knitting Daily. Instead of the recommended yarn, Nanea used Araucanía yarn called Ruca.
This yarn is incredibly soft with a silk-like sheen made from sugar cane. I was tickled pink to purchase sugar cane yarn in Hawaii!
Unfortunately, this yarn is discontinued. Luckily Nanea had four skeins left in this color, which is the perfect color for my mom.
I got quite a bit done on the plane ride home, enough to know how much I’ll love knitting the rest this summer.
Maybe I’ll have it done by Christmas.
Have you visited Aloha Yarns? I’d love to hear about it!