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2. December 2009 05:00
by Jobo

Jobo's Favorite Things: Christmas 2009 DAY 2

2. December 2009 05:00 by Jobo | 0 Comments

Your Second Installment of Favorite items? Santa is you are out there - make that list and check it twice!

Wollmeise Yarn

neptun The most unbelievable popular indie-dyed yarn?  I have yet to lay eyes on a skein of this in person, but the colors (ahhhh the colors!) are something out of a dream!  Most times, I can spot and identify this yarn quite reliably ? both in skein and in knit form ? because of the unique color combinations and rich/bright/vivid/exuberant colors themselves.  The Wollmeise dyes the yarns herself, using various tempting yarn bases (like Merino), and various weights (sock, lace).

Being a sock knitter primarily, I tend to stash sock yarn.  Okay, I tend to *hoard* sock yarn, but who's counting?  (stop counting!)  So when I started to see projects made with this fantastically vibrant unique yarn I knew I had to try it someday.  Currently, I check their website every day hoping that I will find some yarn in stock.  Apparently you have to be online at just the right time to snatch some up because it is so popular.  If you live in Germany, you can actually go into the store and pick some up, though the store's working hours are a little bit short.  Urban legends tell of evil yarnies who purchase Wollmeise Yarns and re-sell them on E-bay for insane prices (sometimes upwards of 60 - 80 dollars per skein) and who consequently become *banned* from ordering future Wollmeise Yarns from the dyer herself.  I think if I was lucky enough to get my hands on some, you'd have to pry it from my cold, stiff fingers, regardless of what yarn base or colorway.


I understand that one woman can only manage to dye so much yarn, but I really really want to try this? and hopefully without having to shell out so much money.  One saving grace with this sock yarn though is the Gigantor Skeins - at 150g per skein that's more than 510 yards of yarn, which is almost enough for two pairs of socks (if you combine contrasting colours for heels/toes, or knit shorter legs)

Wollmeise Yarns are available through:

Wollmeise Website

and sometimes through the Loopy Ewe when supplies are available

1. December 2009 05:00
by Jobo

Jobo's Favorite Things: Christmas 2009 DAY 1

1. December 2009 05:00 by Jobo | 10 Comments


Addi Turbos

Who would have thought there could be so much hype over such a simple thing as Knitting Needles.  Seriously it's just a bunch of sticks right?  Totally Wrong!  If you have ever tried knitting with cheap circular needles, you are already painfully aware that quality really makes a huge difference.  Addi-Turbos have gained such a positive reputation for having smooth seamless joins, flexible cables that don't kink up and cause a mess, and fine metal points that glide like a dream - perfect for whatever project you have in mind.  Many sock knitters are enjoying new techniques using circular needles, often working both socks at the same time on two really long circular needles. I have been just dying to try this but unfortunately there are no Addi Retaillers in my area.  So when I started doing a little research and realized that there are suppliers who ship needles FREE to consumers worldwide.  Yes, that's free shipping folks.  That means if Santa wants to send me some for my stocking, all he has to do is order them online, and voila.

Addi Turbo Knitting Needles - size 2.0 mm or 2.25 mm with 47 inch cable

Price: approximately $ 14.00 US per Set

Available at

30. November 2009 09:00
by Jobo

Jobo's Favorite Things: Christmas 2009

30. November 2009 09:00 by Jobo | 2 Comments I'm not Oprah.  I can't afford to give everyone in the audience free swag... I can however tell you about my favorite fiber-related items with the hopes that Santa reads this.  In fact you may want to suggest your Husbands also read this, and maybe he will tell Santa what you desire for your stocking also ;)

Over the next week (Dec 1 to 10) in no particular order, I will be sharing a list of my top Favorite Things for Christmas 2009 :) 

Pop back daily for updates!


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