This week has been busier than usual in real life and in blog life, and I have so much to tell you about. But the main order of business today is to let you know that the Wollmeise Yarn has arrived. It took all of about 4 days to email Claudia and receive my beautifully wrapped package. Sure it helps that Germany is just over there (waves to the East), but that's awfully great service for someone who personally handles every order.
The yarn is on the thinner size of fingering weight, suggested needle size is 2-2.5mm (US 1-1.5), and comes in a 150g skein (574 yards!). The colors (I chose the medium intensity) are exceptionally rich, and the yarn itself smells good. Seriously. I really can't wait to cast on.
I ordered three skeins from left to right: Spice Market (B's choice), Granataphel (for step-mother-in-law) and Krauterbeet (for a lucky one of you!).
Let's take a closer look at the Krauterbeet prize skein. It's a combination of purple, blue and lime green - a combo I really love.
Here's another shot of the skein with my Mono Amsterdam bag.
The "small casual bag" is big enough to hold a medium-sized project, and is perfect for socks. Remember the lucky contest winner can select the fabric from the Mono Amsterdam Web site.
Contest Administrative Noodleynesses
- Remember to email me at knittingsutra AT gmail DOT com to enter your pattern for the contest. It's the only hope I have of keeping track of all of the entries.
- Don't forget to let me know if you post about the contest on your blog. I am subscribed to quite of lot of them, but it's possible I'm not subscribed to yours.
- The full details of the contest are on this page.