Last week when The Loopy Ewe had a restock in Wollmeise, I was so excited to happen to have noticed it that I just kept pushing buttons and adding to my cart and it was only after I had paid and stopped hyperventilating that the thought occurred to me . . Vince is going to be home and if that box of yarn arrives while he’s home . . I am in BIG trouble! He really would not have cared too much except that he knows I don’t need any yarn, and there’s no sense in adding to what we already have to pack but, I had done it and was so hoping the yarn would not arrive before he left.
Dodged that bullet! 🙂 When I got home from taking him to Joplin, the mail man had left a box . . full of Wollmeise except for just a little bit of other yarn. I had three skeins of yarn in my cart already and when the Wollmeise popped up, I didn’t want to take time to take the other yarn out of my cart because every second counts where Wollmeise is concerned! It wasn’t that I didn’t want the other yarn but I was mostly just messing around on The Loopy Ewe’s site and was maybe or maybe not going to order the other yarn but here’s what I got. It’s all Madelinetosh Sock yarn.
The dark blue on the left is Thunderstorm and the intention for that one is to make socks for my dad. The middle one . . what was I thinking? It’s one of those yarns that I may never use but the first time I saw something made from it, I knew I had to have it. The color is Edison Bulb. I love it! The yarn on the right is lettuce leaf and you know I love that one. Not sure if I’ll make socks or something else but it’s real close to a perfect color!
The Wollmeise . . since we can only order one skein per color, and even though I have all my yarn on a spreadsheet, there wasn’t time to refer to the spreadsheet so I was clicking the buttons as quickly as possible, hoping to get a second skein of any color for making the Pamuya shawl. Hard to believe but I got a second skein of Die Auster which is actually the same yarn the designer used for her Pamuya shawl. It’s all hand dyed yarn and I can see that in the bottom skein, the blue is a little greener and the tan is a little browner but I think I can work it in to where it won’t be real noticeable. It’s always nice to use the same dye lot but with Wollmeise, that is just about impossible! The bigger problem is that one skein is 100% wool and one is 80% wool/20% nylon. I know I can mix them but I’m not sure I want to do it.
Also, I got a second skein of Neptun.
Neptun is gorgeous but I wanted something not quite so solid. Am I right back where I was before I bought 16 skeins of Wollmeis and still not having two skeins that I want to use for Pamuya?
Here’s what I got . . probably the last time I’ll ever order it . . yep, really!
Ever knitter has their favorite yarns and their reasons for loving said yarn. I’m not saying Wollmeise is my absolute favorite yarn but it does rate right up there at the top. I love how it’s so tightly twisted. I love how the colors are so vibrant, and the color saturation is fantastic and they’re so very colorfast. Because the yarn is so tightly twisted, for the way I knit, it shows the stitch definition just perfectly!
My favorites of the batch:
On the left is Red Hot Chili and I’ve been wanting that one for a long time. Next is that gorgeous green and it’s called Lowenzahn. The brillian blue is Rittersporn and the purple on the right is True Love. Aren’t they yummy?
Who ever knew shopping for yarn was such hard work?