Wollmeise, for those of you who aren’t Knitters, it needs a bit of explaination.
Wollmeise is perhaps THE hottest yarn on the internet right now. Claudia, the one person wonder dyer who is Wollmeise yarn lives in Germany. Those of us who love indie dyed yarn, can’t help but drool over her deeply saturated color combinations.
But for the most part, drool is all we are able to do. I am telling you, this yarn is hot! Most of us are left in the dust with this phenomenon. She is one person and there are thousands wanting to buy her yarn. I consider it a great testament to her personality (not that I know her, this is my deduction) that she doesn’t skyrocket her prices. She could, and she’d still have buyers rabid for her yarn. But no, it is reasonably priced and it stays that way. Absolutely amazing. Add in the falling US dollar and I figure she is making significantly less on the US orders than she used to.
Yarn on her site sells out in about an hour. My favorite online shop, The Loopy Ewe, sells out of it in less than 5 minutes! Yes, you read that right, less than 5 minutes. To even see it in the shop takes much time and effort since no one really knows when it will be posted. One must sit near a computer and refresh repeatedly crossing their fingers on the off chance that they just might stumble upon the sneak up of wollmeise and actually manage to get a skein or two. In fact, there are quite a few people out there doing that right now, as a wollmeise sneak up is expected this week. Hot item I tell ya! I’ve personally experienced this, I got lucky enough to hit upon the right moment of wollmeise goodness, put 3 skeins of my favorite colorway into my cart, only to have them grabbed out of my cart during check out. Frustrating I tell ya! It was then that I decided I wasn’t going crazy over this yarn. I may love it, yearn for it, just want to touch someone elses skein, but I was not going to go nuts.
Oh, and let me tell you about the “wollmeiser’s,” the people who manage to get skeins of yarn but not to knit it, just keep it in their stash. Why? I do not know, if anyone out there is a wollmieser please fill me in on this need! It begs to be knit. It wants to tell you how its colors will look. It yearns to spill its secrets, why is it hoarded that way? It is injustice to wollmeise I tell you!
I have to tell you, we don’t just have binky fairies in this house, I am also the proud possessor of a yarn fairy. Dead serious. And she managed to get her hands on a Yarnissima digitessa kit, you know, the one with the wollmeise? Yeah that one. And she loved it. She told me that the yarn even smelled good, and there was no end to the joy of that package full of goodies from Yarnissima. So she apparently figured I needed one too, and so she got me one and managed to keep it a secret from me.
In the meantime, she managed to catch some more wollmeise off the wollmeise site, lucky fairy she is! And so there will be one of my favorite colors coming too! So seriously, I went from sadly lacking wollmeise in my life to 2 skeins in about a week flat. Pretty amazing!
I got my digitessa package in the mail today. It was so pretty in its package that I thought I would not even open it until I could get a picture and share it with you. I wanted you to open it with me! So let’s do that, shall we?
The yarn is way prettier than I expected. It is just amazing! So rich, such a fantastic color. I was just giggling with glee at work! See that little bag attached to it? It might have contained a toblerone bar, but I am afraid I ate that. And the coffee hard candies which were all sorts of YUM!
And I’ve finally opened the package. It does smell nice! How is that possible? It is soft and wonderful and saturated and I just cannot wait to play with this yarn!
So, yarn fairy, thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I’ll get you back, you’ll see! This is the best kind of threat!
Oh, and in case you wanted to know, Seriously, I am NOT refreshing the loopy site. Nope. In fact, I just did NOT refresh right now. Nope I didn’t. And again, that was me not refreshing. Not at all.
Excuse me while I go drool on my yarn.
That yarn fairy has some seriously good wollmeise mojo, she scored yet another 3 skeins at the loopy sneak up! How is that possible? I just have to share my joy in her good yarn karma lately. I am amazed!