I mentioned here awhile back that I received my final shipment of Wollmeise- and I figure it's safe to show it off now, since everyone in the club should have their shipments by now.
God it's beautiful isn't it? The colorway is called "Blue Bell". I think this is probably my favorite color in the whole lot that was shipped out in the club-- and I'm waiting for special inspiration to strike. Whatever this yarn end up being... it's going to be beautiful!
I'm also sad- because this is my last "easy" grab at the Wollmeise. Being in the sock club, (which sadly will not continue next year), allowed me a skein every two months, without fighting with everyone on the site, and trying to be the first to scoop up whatever is available. And don't even get me started on how badly it kills me to see photos from the new Wollmeise shop in Germany- a place I'm not going to get to for a little while now. (ALTHOUGH if you're going please tell me- I will provide you with a wish list and $$$!)
I also had a "wee" fall off the wagon last week, (I went 77 days before having this accident!), when I accidently stumbled onto "Addies" in Cochrane. I promised my family I'd be quick, but I couldn't leave the store without this in hand!
I just love the mix of blues, purples and greens- and can't help put imagine these in the prettiest "monkey" pattern you've ever seen! If I ever get to knit socks again, (because oh my does it ever feel like I'm cursed to knit blankets forever right now), this could very possibly be cast on very soon!
I'm planning to attend the Pudding Yarn Stampede sale this Friday- where there probably will be a little more on the way in added stash. (Pudding has such beautiful sock yarns right now!) I'm currently obsessing over Kim Hargreaves book "Nectar" and the beautiful sweater patterns it has- so it may be something that finds its way home with me, along with some yarn to knit one cardigan up in particular. But let's wait to see what happens on Friday before I get ahead of myself here. (I'm not sure books will be on sale- I know that yarns will be 20% off and discounted yarns will probably be 75% off... but I can't speak to anything else there.)
Other than the newly acquired stash- progress continues to slog along on the baby blanket. Here's a shot of it, at the half way mark.
Unblocked it's sitting at about 15" right now- but once this gets pinned out, I'm confident we're going to can add an extra 5 inches or so to it at least.... so we're going to have a decent sized blanket on our hands. I've started ball 4 out of 6 today- so progress is steady, but kind of boring. I'm already gearing up to figure out what my next project will be. (I have purple and white acrylic that needs to get de-stashed... got any recommendations?)
I'll leave you to admire the pretty, pretty stash some more- I have some blanket knitting to attend to!