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A knitterly weekend

April 21, 2007 @ 10:39 pm
posted by kris
Filed under: misc,yarn

The Wollmeise and Victor having a serious yarn discussion
Day 1 purchases (excluding worsted weight)
Day 2 purchases (excluding worsted weights)
Fabz excited to fondle all this yarn

This past Friday, my friend elem and I went to the Sauerlach Frühlingstage to see the Wollmeise and ultimately buy lots of yarn. Since her yarn is all hand dyed, every skein is different. Also, fondling her yarn turns a normal knitter into a frantic-must-buy-every-colorway consumer. It was fun to hang out with elem for the morning and we came home with a healthy amount of wool. I bought 7 colored skeins, 2 uncolored skeins, and 2 worsted weights. Elem bought 6. The Wollmeise (Claudia) is the nicest person, and it was good to finally meet her.

On Saturday, a flickr friend Fabz, came from Berlin to meet the Wollmeise as well. I’m not one to turn down fondling wollmeise yarns, so I told Fabz that I would go Saturday as well. And of course Elem is like me so we all went together. There was supposed to be a few other people but for some reason or another couldn’t make it. That’s ok, more wool for us!!! Let me just say now that Fabz is an amazing person, she has accomplished so much and is really smart, talented and famous in the internet world. But what made her a winner in my book is that in the first 10 minutes of meeting her, she gave me gifts of sock yarn and lip balm from the US!!! Now, how can you NOT like someone who bears gifts??? And fabulous ones at that! Thanks, Fabz!

At the market, she went crazy and grabbed like 10 skeins in just minutes. It was so fun to watch her, exactly how we were the day before! I thought I wasn’t going to buy more yarn, but oops, things just happened to fall into my bag. I bought 3 more sock skeins as well as 5 more worsteds. Hey, they’re for christmas! After the market, Fabz had no desire to see anything else, so we just left and went to lunch at a really good vegetarian place, then went to the Victorian tea house to knit. It was so much fun to finally meet Fabz and hang out. Although there were some moments when I felt so old and “out of it” compared to the other two… Geez, I am old! I wish I got a picture of the 3 of us, but sadly, I didn’t. :( Oh well, I’m sure we will see each other again.

Tomorrow I will see Elem again because of Stich n Bitch. So much knitting!!! YAY! If you guys don’t know who Elem is, he is our “fearless leader” of the Stitch n Bitch group. He is probably the most influential person on my knitting. Whatever he does, I ooooh and aaaahhh over it and HAVE to have it. He is the one who originally introduced me to the Wollmeise and now I have no money. I really enjoy hanging out with him and seeing what he’s knitting!

I am making progress on my Gothic Spires, I am close to finishing the cuff and will probably turn the heel tomorrow. From then it should only be a couple of days then I’ll be done!!! I don’t think I will make this pattern again anytime soon, I’m ready for some plain stockinette, which is a big deal for me since I NEVER do JUST plain stockinette!

Comments (7)


Comment by Jennie

Made on Saturday, April 21st, 2007 @ 10:55 pm

All I can say is, I am sooooooo amazingly jealous of you right now. The colors are so beautiful! Great choices. Knowing me, I would have probably bought just about everything, lol that’s what credit cards are for. Can’t wait to see what these beauties turn into.

Comment by Elemmaciltur

Made on Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 @ 10:50 am

Hehehe, yeah, it was fun with both of you, too! And of course, meeting the Wollmeise in person is such a highlight!

Don’t feel old! You’re just as old as you feel…and remember, I have as much grey hair as you. ;-)

BTW, I’ve started my Iris Sibirica sock already…and guess in which pattern: JayWalkers. But this time I’m doing it toe-up (now my favourite method). I’ll be posting about my Wollmeise acquisitions soon, but I’m going to let my Cologne entry get some attention first.

See you later at SnB!

Comment by Bobbi

Made on Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 @ 10:49 pm

I too am SOOO jealous! Ahhh, Wollmeise.
Don’t feel old, you’re not. Having people like Fabz in your life will also ensure that you stay young. (The boys will help as well.)

Comment by Linnea

Made on Monday, April 23rd, 2007 @ 7:46 am

Holy &$@#. Those photos made my jaw drop. Lucky you! Looks like I need to convince DH to relocate to where you are – “Don’t worry, honey, a 2+ hour commute is a small price to pay for living so close to such fantastic yarn!”

Will shoot you an email soon – life suddenly jumped up and got in the way of any meaningful correspondence over here!

Comment by Ingrid

Made on Monday, April 23rd, 2007 @ 10:37 am

Wow! I am jealous. If I ever make it over to see you we are going there! What beautiful yarn! Happy birthday for today – and you are not old!

Comment by Dorothee

Made on Monday, April 23rd, 2007 @ 2:49 pm

Awww, I missed the Sauerlacher Dult! I’m jealous (even though I have enough yarn already)!
You’re not old – I sometimes forget what age I am, and people’s names. THAT’s what I call “old”.

Happy birthday btw!

Comment by fbz

Made on Monday, April 23rd, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

happy birthday! it was great meeting you and elem! oh and being internet famous just cracks me up, it just means people find me marginally annoying, not annoying enough to blog about like truly famous people and it always reminds me of the tshirt. i hope your birthday is fabulous and full of yarny deliciousness.

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