Back with a blast (of sock yarns)

Elemmaciltur's picture

Howdy guys,

Been away to Cologne since last Thursday. I got back on Monday evening but haven't had the time to update. My sock yarns from the Wollmeise came in the day before I left for Cologne and so I had to race around to one of my friend to make yummy yarn cakes out of these beauties:

Wollmeise sock yarn

From left to right: Drachenblut, Amazonas, Iris Sibirica

They all turned into these:

Wollmeise yarn cakes

Okay, those are just the Drachenblut and Iris Sibirica...the Amazonas had already transformed over the trip to and back from Cologne:

Wollmeise yarn cake: knitted up

Started: 08th March 2007
Finished: WIP
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise superwash sock yarn, 100% wool; colourway "Amazonas" (Amazon)
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1-2 Addi Turbos (using MagicLoop method)
Pattern: Universal Toe-up Sock using Magic Cast-On

Apart from that, I also got something from Cologne:

Trekking pro natura & Colinette's Jitterbug

Zitron's "Trekking pro natura" sock yarn: 75% New Wool, 25% Bamboo; colourway # 1640

Colinette's Jitterbug sock yarn, 100% superwash Merino; colourway #67 "Copperbeach"

I actually bought just the Jitterbug. Thing was, I went to MaschenKunst, a LYS in Cologne owned by Daniela Johansonova, the maker and voice of the Secret Knitting Podcast! I got the Trekking pro natura kind of for free. "Kind of" because I am to test-knit it for her..but still: *woot!* How cool is that?

You can go and read about my adventures in Cologne and see more photos on my Blog.

Comments

YarnGuy716's picture

Good god their sock yarn is

Good god their sock yarn is gorgeous! Their web site is sock knitter heaven.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Yup, I just want to order

Yup, I just want to order every single thing from her and roll around in them. :-p

Bill's picture

I love these! ...has anyone

I love these!
...has anyone figured out where they can be bought in the US.?

Bill's picture

I tried to write them from

I tried to write them from their web site...and it won't accept my message....

Elemmaciltur's picture

Bill: Claudia (aka the

Bill: Claudia (aka the Wollmeise) doesn't distribute her yarn. She only sells on orders. The best way is to choose what kind of yarn and the colourway you like and email her your order...you can also tell her how you expect your colourway to work out (regarding to intensity and shades, etc.).