Those of you with no interest in seeing lots and lots and lots of pictures of Wollmeise should skip this blog post altogether.
Okay, the rest of you just fasten your seatbelts and we´ll be off.
And please put your sunglasses on now if you´re sensitive to vibrant colours. Lots of vibrant colours ahead!
The Wollmeise shop is in Pfaffenhofen, just outside Munich. I was staying in Nuremberg, but Pfaffenhofen was only 1 hour and 18 minutes on the train away and the shop happened to be open that very weekend – so I simply had to go.
(Okay, so I planned my trip to Germany around the opening hours of the Wollmeise shop if you have to know)
I hadn´t seen much Wollmeise before I entered the shop, so I was rather overwhelmed.
I spent about an hour and a half going through the shelves.
My friend Lioba, with whom I was staying came with me and took lots of pictures while I was busy picking out skeins for myself and a friend.
The children occupied themselves with playing Nintendo and eating sweats.
There was just so much pretty yarn in all the colours of the rainbow.
Claudia, herself, helped me pick out the skeins for my friend Wendy. It was really kind of her.
But there are no photos of Claudia, because she didn´t want to have her picture taken.
The kids were extremely patient, I must say.
But I knew when it was time to go...
And that´s my friend Lioba who fell in love with a pair of socks. Since she doesn´t knit much these dayst I promised to make them for her.
And this is what I got for myself: three skeins of blue and two skeins of orange and red.
Afterwards I did regret not getting a skein in the colour of "Rhubarb" for myself.
I was very tempted to keep the skein I got for Wendy. But that would have rather been bad of me, wouldn´t it?
Sometimes it really hurts to be good, though...
Still I was very happy and content after my visit to Wollmeise Heaven. I´m sure that no matter how much I had bought I would still hanker after more!
I want to say a big DANKE SCHÖN to my lovely friend Lioba, for coming with me all the way to Pfaffenhofen and making our stay in Germany so nice.
I also want to add that no children were harmed by the experience.