I busted my commitment to not purchase any yarn from June 1 – Aug 31 (as mentioned a few posts ago) while I was in Venice, Italy. Prior to this, I discovered by complete accident that I live approximately 1 hour away from this place with the name of Rohrspatz & Wollmeise. When I first realized this, I thought, cool another shop I can check out, once September rolls around. But…I went to their website a few times and each time I read a little more, finally realizing that I had to check out their major sale happening this week. Now, I didn’t realize how popular this yarn is until Yesterday. I spent a few hours listening to various podcasts, I’m still trying out which ones I like and which ones I don’t, which reminds me, check out this one, sassypantsknitter, she is awesome! Down to earth, and I love listening to her. I also listened to electric sheep yesterday where this chic went to Knit Nation last weekend in London, and she mentioned Wollmeise and how there was almost a stampede when their booth opened up. Enough said, I decided I was going to check out this place Today.
All I can say is I want to go back. And I want to go back again after the sale when they have their regular stuff on the shelves. I had a sensory overload, I couldn’t decide what to get, and if I had had more money with me, I would have come home with probably double that which is shown in the picture. But…I do want to go back this week, and then again, and again, and again…:) This yarn is truly beautiful. The colors alone are amazing. My imagination was running wild while I was in there, trying to calculate which colors I wanted and what I was going to make and for whom. I’ve already decided I need to get enough purple to make the Haruni for my mom. She requested one in purple, and if ever there was a place to get a nice vibrant purple yarn, this is it! And what a deal! I went in the shop with 135 Euros. I came out with 9 skeins of yarn, and 5 Euro left. Just a quick breakdown, the 100% Merino Superwash is 574 yards per skein, the Twin (80% Merino Superwash, 20% Nylon) is 510 yards per skein, and then I bought one big skein of laceweight superwash wool which is 1717 yards. Yeah, I got a lot of yarn, at a pretty good price.
Oh, and as far as the WIPs Vs. FOs go, FOs are up by 1 as of yesterday:) You can see all the deets of all my projects on ravelry, I’m imaginethatanid.