My current work in progress:

1. Brickless, designed by Martina Behm, knit from Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag in the "Boston Fern" colorway on a 4.0 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

My friend went to Germany and all I got was this lousy box of Wollmeise

Please note that the above title is very much tongue-in-cheek!

If you read my friend Johanne’s blog, Born to Knit, you know she went to Germany last month and entered the hallowed halls of the Wollmeise “brick and mortar” shop. Her post about the visit is here.

Because Johanne told me about her plans to visit the Wollmeise shop beforehand I of course imposed upon her to be my Wollmeise personal shopper.

Johanne packed up the Wollmeise she obtained for me in a box and shipped it to me directly from Germany via DHL.

And yesterday, at long last, this was delivered to me.

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Opening the box was almost a religious experience.

Here’s what was inside:

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I almost had to go lie down after my initial exposure to all that Wollmeise glory.

Here are the skeins, photographed in twos and threes. If you click on each photo, it will enlarge enough so that you can see the colorway name on each label.

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YarnC111609 240x160 My friend went to Germany and all I got was this lousy box of Wollmeise

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I spend the rest of the evening playing with my new babies, building Wollmeise forts and Wollmeise pyramids.

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Thank you, Johanne!

In other news, I’m letting my bangs grow out. They have reached that awkward stage.

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And Lucy is just lounging around.

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