Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Snow Day!

I don't want to give you a detailed weather report, but lets just say, it's snowing - a lot! I've been up since 4AM, my husband's on his way to the airport, not even sure his flight is on time, or that it goes at all.
We were asked if we could postpone Biko's Test until tomorrow, because they had an emergency, and needed the MRI for another patient. Well, we would have canceled anyway, there's no way we were going down there today. Tomorrow the weather's supposed to be fine, so that's good.

I'm a little ashamed, because I got wrapped up in the "Wollmeise" craze, and I couldn't/wouldn't resist to purchase this fabulous kit. It's Yarnissima Digitessa sock kit, with Wollmeise sock yarn.
I've admired Yarnissima's "Firestarter" sock pattern, but have not had a chance to give it a try. This is the very first KIT I've ever bought, and it was such a pleasure to receive it. I'm going to try to get her newest sock kit "Spina Di Pesce" at some point too.

Receiving this package was like getting a birthday gift (only you pay [gladly] for it). It was wrapped in pink tissue paper, there were bows, and tags, and MILKA chocolate eggs!!!, and some caramel candy (don't think it's the candy I'm going for with this kit). The pattern is eight pages long, and there's a laminated chart as well. It's so very professional, and put together with love, it makes me happy just to look at it.
And, I haven't even said anything about the Wollmeise sock yarn yet. The color on the print out didn't do a lot for me, but haveing the real deal in my hands, oh boy, that's some gorgeous sock yarn. The colores are so vibrant, and satiated, it's unbelievable. This one skein is 100% superwash merino/574yds (my only complaint, that it has no synthetic in it for more durability) 150g.
I WANT MORE WOLLMEISE!
Sheesh, were did that come from? But it's THAT fantastic! I'll look at it for a while now. Still have other things to do, and don't want to use my only skein Wollmeise just yet. :o) Might be the first sock yarn, put on display in the living room. I think every knitter should have a petestal, or at least a shelf to put their most exquisit yarn on. Don't you think? :o)
Oh, yeah, and still no spell checking here!

23 comments:

lexa said...

I've got the Firestarter pattern printed out and paired up with some pretty bright Cherry Tree Hill. I figured with the name they should be knit with something orangey/red and bright like real fire!

myboringblog said...

That is gorgeous! I've been thinking about getting that kit and maybe I will now! Give the yarn a pet for me. And Biko too. :-)

Juli said...

Ja, Wollmeisen ergeben ganz wunderbare Socken. Ich liebe sie sehr.
Ich konnte auf Anhieb die Farbe gar nicht zuordnen? Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Inzwischen kann man sie ja in drei verschiedenen Tönungen kaufen (hell, normal, dunkel)

Genieße Deine Strickarbeit, das Sockenmuster schaut toll aus. Auch wenn ich am liebsten langweiligglattrchts stricke ;o)

Liebe Grüße, Juli

Michelle said...

Wow! That is one awesome sock pattern! I've always wanted to try Wollmeise. I'll be eagerly watching your progress!

Sue J. said...

I am so in love with Wollmeise I am tempted to sell of everything else. I got my shipment from Germany yesterday and was just stunned. I just kept holding it in disbelief. This is, by far, the best sock yarn I have ever seen. I think it's even better than STR, and that's saying something. Can't wait to see your FO. I know it will be gorgeous. Still praying for Biko.

sgeddes said...

I love Wollmeise yarn too! It seems to have caught on quite well so it is much harder to get now.

You are brave for trying an eight page sock pattern. I don't think I could do it. But those socks will be beuatiful!

Maggie said...

I still haven't tried the Wollmeise yarns either! I'm glad to hear you're not disappointed with it. :) It looks so lovely.

Best wishes for Biko! I read your story about Sam not wanting to be left home alone...how sweet! Such sweet dogs. :)

Elemmaciltur said...

Don't worry about the 100% merino content. My three pairs of Wollmeise socks are still holding very well after intensive wearing and washing since October 2007 until now. ;-)

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

I'm with you all the way - such a pleasure to receive a nice sock kit in the mail! You sure picked a good one - I'll have to take a peak myself to see what I can find! Hope the flights go smoothly and just as well you and Biko stay home.

Arlene said...

I am addicted to Wollmeise and Yarnissima. Both are THE perfect team! Arlene

Hannahknits said...

Great colors, these are my favourite colors.

Last Friday at the Craftfair here in The Netherlands I learned how to knit the toe of the XSfirestarter of Yarnissima. She designs wonderful sock patterns

Agnes said...

Oh ... that red is so ... so beautiful! I've read a lot about this yarn but due to the present level of stash at home, I have to exercise extreme measures of self-control! :)

Kim said...

Incredible! If only I could justify another yarn purchase...

Heike said...

Huhu Moni,

jetzt bist Du also auch auf den Wollmeisengeschmack gekommen. Warte nur, bis du sie verstrickt hast, dann bist Du ihr endgültig verfallen!

Viele Grüße von Heike

RiverCitySTL said...

Love the colorway! One of these days I need to knit a sock. That pattern is beautiful!

sharon said...

Jealousy has reared it's ugly head over here. I have started the firestarters adn frogged them. As the current socks on the needles are also not going well, maybe I will cast the firestarters on again. Lovely!!!!

Kris said...

Oh, I can see why you like the pattern and yarn, very pretty.

Anonymous said...

hai, i read your blog a long time and i like what you made . The firestarter from Marjan is beautifull she has given a workshop about the firestarter at our stich and bitch evening. It was great. I hope you enyoy knitting her socks!

greetings from Mirjam

hakucho said...

A beautiful yarn and pattern!! I'm sure once you get started it won't be long before we see them finished :)

Stay warm and safe :)

Debra said...

So... I hate to ask. How much was the kit after exchange? Approx $50???

I really like the kit, love the yarn--

Tanja said...

Das Problem ist momentan, dass der Shop IMMER leergekauft ist :)

Ich bin so froh, dass ich noch einige der älteren Farben auf Vorrat habe. Ich liebe das Wollmeise-Garn und auch die Socken daraus trage ich oft und gerne.

Ich drück Biko die Daumen für die OP!

Viele Grüße
Tanja

Violiknit said...

Wow, that's a lovely kit! I've stashed 4 skeins of Wollmeise so far, and I totally want more too!

peaknits said...

omg, I love Wollmeise too much! I have gotten this kit and it was my favorite yet - gorgeous!