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The Wonders of Wollmeise


Guess what I finished?  Another shawl!  How did you guess?

This is Chothilde.  The yarn is Wollmeise.  I won it from The Loopy Ewe as part of their 3rd anniversary celebration.  There is a ton of yardage in a skein of Wollmeise, so I just kept knitting, long past the end of the pattern.  I did five repeats of the last chart instead of two.   I did finish it in less than a week though.

Here’s the obligatory outdoor shot.  I need to take advantage of the outside stuff, because it’s definitely fall!

The designer listed this pattern as medium as far as hardness was concerned.  I thought it was an easy pattern.  I did enjoy knitting it though.  As far as the yarn goes, I’m going to risk being shot for heresy.  The color of Wollmeise can’t be topped.  The purples and black are so saturated.  I was reading someone’s blog and they said it felt like knitting with string.  I agree.  If I hadn’t known, I would have guessed it was cotton.  Having said that, I still really enjoyed knitting with it, and I like the shawl.

And of course My Hero was being helpful as usual.  I’m pretty sure his secret ambition is to be a model.

Isn’t he just darling?  Don’t answer that.

It was pretty loud around here this weekend.  On Friday,  Superblonde had five girlfriends here over night.  Thank goodness for bus.  They can hang out and watch tv and sleep in the bus, so the rest of the family can sleep.  On Sunday night Dreamboy had 25 junior high kids over to swim and play Guitar Hero.  They had a lot of fun.

In the middle of all the chaos, I found time to start a new moron project.

No, you’re not seeing things.  I started a cross-stitch project.  I did a ton of cross-stitch in the ’80’s, but it’s been years!  I have most of the big center motif done and I’m really enjoying it.  It does take a lot more concentration than knitting does though.

We have a lot going on this week.  My mom is coming.  I’m sure there will be knitting involved.  The kids church activities start up again and they are really excited, especially the teenagers!

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend (if you live in the USA).  Have a blessed week.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

16 thoughts on “The Wonders of Wollmeise

  1. shawl is gorgeous. Cross stitch will be lovely. Hero may have a future job on world wide wrestling TV show … but he’d have to add some makeup, I think. 🙂

    more doggie photos, pls!!

  2. Yay! It’s lovely. I’m almost ready to start the 2nd chart on mine. Oh, and psst… I agree about the Wollmeise. 😉

  3. Love it! Between you & Tammy, I’m definitely feeling the need for some lace in my life… 🙂

  4. SSh don’t tell your hero I said this, but not sure he looks darling but he is a darling.

  5. Oh my GOSH. You finished a SHAWL???? really??
    I’m amazed! stunned….
    (well, maybe not)
    but it is lovely.

  6. Your shawl is lovely. Can’t wait to see how the xs goes. I agree with you. It does take a lot more concentration from me to xs as well.

  7. You’re shawl is gorgeous! And who else would model is but Your Hero?! We’d be disappointed if he didn’t!

    I’ve started stitching! Loving it! Finding the time is hard though…

  8. very very pretty===and we agree on the string factor, I can’t imagine wearing them as socks. But I totally agree the colors are to die for!!!!!

  9. Shawl looks beautiful! Your model did a great job of showing it off 🙂

  10. Great shawl!

    I like the cross stitch pattern. Funny, cross stitch must be in the air; I’ve been itching to start a new project though it’s been years since my last. (and yes, it’s still a UFO).

  11. do you ever sleep? You know, that THING that people do where they put their knitting and quilting down and rest their heads and close their eyes? Just askin’!!! PROLIFIC – that is you Maria and it’s another DOOZIE – an absolute beauty. I want to move next door to you and become your best friend and recipient of yarn goodies!!

  12. Wow, Wollmeise! I was given a gift of the stuff and wasn’t crazy about the color and gave the skein away. I didn’t know it was gold masquerading as sock yarn. As always, a great project. The color is gorgeous and so is the model. Work it for the camera, baby!

  13. Your Hero is just adorable! Not quite his colour, though. The cross stitch pattern looks pretty.

  14. Oh! You won Wollmeise too? I haven’t a clue what I will do with mine, but it will be all for MEEEEEEE! *grins* Your shawl is so pretty! Very skilled knitting!

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