A while back, the Loopy Ewe started selling this lovely sock yarn from Germany. It had intense colors and fantastic yardage, and everybody wanted it. “Sneak-ups” disappeared in minutes, people stayed up all night refreshing their browser screens in hopes of catching a few skeins, and there was much drama. Updates to the dyer’s personal online shop also went quickly, despite the higher shipping costs.
I confess, I was part of the “F5 Crowd” several times, but never managed to snag a skein from TLE. After the third (or so) batch that went up while I was commuting, I bought two skeins off of fellow Loopy Groupies. One skein became the Veronica Lace Cardigan:
The other I held on to for quite a while, searching for the perfect pattern. It is now slated to become the Entomology shawl, and I was feeling a bit sad as I strung the beads, wishing I had a bit more of the elusive Wollmeise.
And then it happened. I caught two updates in a row of the online German shop. The first package arrived yesterday. Inside a padded white airmail envelope was a cute brown/mauve bag.
Inside the brown bag, two skeins of yarn and a packet of Gummi Bears.
The yarn is lovely. Both skeins are 100% Superwash Merino. Fliederbusch, on the left, is a deep purple that my camera has great difficulty capturing. Vroni, on the right, is a blend of black and brown.
I have a few more skeins coming in the next week or so. And then the hunt for the perfect pattern begins once more.