Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ich gewann Wollmeise - wundervoll!

Originally uploaded by JLW in PA

That's "I won Wollmeise - wonderful!" auf englisch. I am super excited that a won a blog contest that resulted in this lovely sock yarn. A week or two ago, Sheri at The Loopy Ewe had a contest to name her new hat/scarf model, who exhibits a decidedly 1940s flair. I suggested Tallulah, but the winning name was Ava. Still, I won one of the random number drawings, so I still get the great yarn!

This is an insanely generous hank of 100% merino superwash sock yarn (150 g, not the normal 100 g) in a semi-solid handpaint. The color is Granatapfel, which means "garnet apple" auf englisch. It is perfect for Valentine's Day (though no Valentine's socks will be knit in time for this year - still, maybe next!).

I've knit with Wollmeise one other time - they became a pair of Cat Bordhi's Sidestream Socks last summer. They were also red, but an orangey red, whereas this yarn has more bluey undertones.

Thanks, Sheri! The yarn is gorgeous.


Kristina said...

As you know, this red is one of my favorites! It looks beautiful. Congrats on the win.

Steven said...

Lucky woman! That's a shade of red I can get behind. Lovely.