I can’t believe I finally got my hands on some Wollmeise, and it wouldn’t have happened without the enabling powers of a very dear friend and neighbour who just happened to catch a Loopy Ewe facebook update the instant it was posted. Seriously, this place sells out of it in minutes. Can you imagine? I’m not knocking it, don’t get me wrong. The depth of the colour is so strong, and I hear the stitch definition is great,too. Luckily, my friend and neighbour Ms. M shared her bounty with me!! I got a beautiful skein of Wollmeise Twin 80/20 in the gorgeous deep indigo colourway called blaue tinte and she got the colourway aquarius. What to make with it? Gah – so many awesome patterns. I’ve been thinking of making an Aestlight shawl for a while now. Some of the gloves that people are making with this yarn on Ravelry are incredibly gorgeous as are the socks of course….here is a shot of my beautiful skein in all her hand-dyed glory.
I also broke down and ordered some Noro Silk garden sock yarn in the very muted and neutral colourway #269, to go with my other ball of Noro silk garden sock. The original ball I had was destined to be a silk kerchief but no other fingering weight yarn looked right when I swatched with it. The lumpy bumpy texture of Noro, and the colour was just not working with other yarns I had in my stash. Everything looked too smooth and industrial next to it. So I broke down and ordered this yarn as a companion to my stash yarn. I can’t wait to make the silk kerchief. I have knit it before, but with a worsted weight alpaca and a worsted Noro silk garden. Needless to say, it turned out to be more of a shawl. I’m hoping for more of a kerchief for this next attempt.
As for projects on the needles, I’m almost finished a Citron in Malabrigo Lace, in the colourway lettuce as pictured in Knitty and I’m really enjoying both the yarn and the pattern. It is so soft! It is definitely going to feel like a cloud around my neck. Not sure if I should wet-block it or not. I may check and see what other Ravellers have done….and I continue my Kroy sock-a-thon. I am knitting up a ladies-sized pair of toe-up, 2 AAT socks and then I will concentrate on posting my pattern for it. I’m thinking of a catchy name like “The Joy of Kroy”. Hmmm….