Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sharing Secrets about Wollmeise Craziness

Today I scored two skeins of Wollmeise yarn...that beautiful sock yarn that is so coveted and so hard to obtain! How did I do it? Let me share my secret....sshhh!

I had, in the past, been able to buy a skein from The Loopy Ewe (online) by keeping an eye on their Tweets.  It pretty much was just luck that I noticed their Tweet while in the carpool line about a year ago. But...here's my just discovered secret....

About a week ago, I noticed in Sheri's Blog that they were expecting a shipment of Wollmeise very soon.  So what did this resourceful knitter gal do?  I text followed The Loopy Ewe on Twitter!  And late this morning, The Loopy Ewe announced that Wollmeise was on line.  I received this tweet via text as I was standing at the pay register at the grocery store!! Whoosh! I practically ran out of the grocery store!! No, I don't need help out to my car! (I just grabbed all the bags and threw them in the front seat).  Would I like my receipt? Well, not really, but if I have to, sure.  Got to the car, started it up and blasted the air conditioning to keep the refrigerated and frozen items from melting.  (It was already 90+ degrees out!)

Wollmeise Sock Yarn in Turkise Markise from
© The Loopy Ewe


I got to The Loopy Ewe website on my phone and found my way over to Wollmeise 80/20 Sock Yarn. What I noticed on my past attempt to buy Wollmeise from TLE is that it literally goes in front of your eyes!! It is crazy, crazy, crazy! (That really is half the fun...finding out what you actually manage to get!) I'd put a skein in my cart and by the time I was checking out, it was gone, literally gone, from my cart! You just hope you can get through the checkout process with something in hand. But I think I caught some pretty colors:   Nazar Boncugu and Turkise Markise. 

So, keep track of Sheri's Blog and The Loopy Ewe Tweets for Wollmeise announcements and, hopefully, you will be somewhere that you can join in all the Wollmeise Craziness!! Good Luck! 










5 comments:

Kristina Knits said...

I scored some too on today's update for the 1st time! I can't wait to get it.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the hint! I can never make the late night updates, maybe I'll have more luck at the loopy ewe. :)

pinkundine said...

Wow, stunning colour! One of my favourites in fact :) I've never bought Wollmeise online, but the rampage when Knit Nation opened and a stall had some was quite something!

Susie said...

Gorgeous color! Another way to get your hands on Wollmeise is through the Ravelry destash group. There's always something for sale there.

iknit2purl2 said...

Thanks for the Destash Tip Susie! I will check it out! :)