Wollmeise fever, I've caught it. Well, maybe. I made my first order earlier this month, and it's arrived! I ordered two sock yarn grab bags, one green and one orange/yellow.
I think a lot of the appeal of Wollmeise is the game, the thrill of the chase. It's true, I sat on the homepage with my check-for-changes script running, and it was a bit exhilarating to get those yarns in my shopping cart. And then, there was the waiting. And then, there was a note through my mail slot. And then, finally, a few days later, there was a package.
I was actually surprised that there were a few extras included in my order - some German gummy bears, and a free pattern as well. For such a popular yarn, which sells out the day it's updated every time, it's very pleasantly surprising that the dyer Claudia still thinks to include extras in the order.
Also - the bags the yarn comes in are completely adorable! They feature a list of knitting terms in German and English. Click for larger!
Okay, so after all that, what was in my grab bags? Four skeins of Wollmeise twin...
We're Different - Loewenzahn and Wasabi
We're Different - Sonne and Kueken
I love them all, except the Loewenzahn - will probably trade that one. They're incredibly bright, and I was surprised how the yarn feels - it's quite stiff, and a bit "cottony". I know from pictures it will have great stitch definition, and I already know what I'm going to make with the two yellow skeins. And with 150g per skein, I might be able to squeeze two pairs of socks out of a skein...!!!