Monday, December 01, 2008

Okay, Now I'm started to get annoyed!

I've been hearing about Wollmeise sock yarn for the past year or more.

I've been desperately trying to find some Wollmeise sock yarn for the past year or more.

I've searched Loopy Ewe at all the weird times of the day hoping that I would catch them when they had a shipment, that usually disappears in five minutes.... no luck.

I've checked the Wollmeise website religiously on all the days she says that she is going to update the in stock store, plus many days that she hasn't planned on luck.

I've checked peoples stash on Ravelry to see if anyone is interested in selling their yarns, but have discovered only knitters who wish to swap for a different luck.

I guess I could break down and pay some crazy prizes on ebay, but to be honest, I'm starting to get more than a little frustrated at how hard it is to find this. I've been a little put off by the owner of the Wollmeise who is annoyed that you ask if she'll ever have any yarn in stock on her website again. I'm starting to think that this is some big conspiracy, that is yarn really isn't THAT special, that you're all a bunch of followers and crazemongers.

Truth is.. I want to be a Wollmeise groupie myself. I don't care if I'm being a follower. Yet, still am annoyed at those who purchase the yarn only to mark it up 100% for pure $$$ reasons. I guess that's perogative, but I don't like it. I admit to getting a little tired of the search and am thinking of snubbing Wollmeise and turning my back to the yarn forever, but I'm not sure I have the backbone.

Tell me, is it really as nice as they say? does it glide through your fingers? does it make you salivate? Wait, don't tell, I don't think I really want to know. It would only add to the frustration.

I'm starting to get a little annoyed though..!!!!!


Tonia said...

PM me @ with your address and I will send you a skein. I have picked up a few on the ISO Destash link on the wollmeise group on ravelry and I hate to say it but won the lottery for the sock club too. I would love to share.

Angie said...

Having never had any, I would say that it isn't worth the hype, the same thing happened with STR and now that I've had some...I'm not sure it is "all" that. Nice, yes, worth brawling over or spending $$$ on. No. However, good luck with your hunt. I hope you find a skein for $5. :)

a friend to knit with said...

so sorry. i'm no help. :(
good luck with the search!

Marina said...

Can't help you, but I share your annoyance with some "yarn companies" (and their distributers, etc.).

Carrie K said...

Nice of Tonia!

I'm not sure I've ever heard of wollmeise.

Are you all set for vacation? Finish the presents yet?

Lisa said...

I just found your blog through House on Hill Road. I stopped by to visit when I noted that you live in Wausau. I live in Wisconsin Rapids. I love all things fiber arts -- although I crochet more than knit.