If I wanted to come across as pretentious I could just say that the quote is from a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861).
But I have to confess only know that line because John Lennon used it in one of his songs on the album "Double Fantasy". But it does describe my feelings for this yarn pretty accurately.
Can anyone guess what yarn it is?
Why, yes. It IS a skein of Wollmeise in the Rhabarber colourway.
I will not reveal how I got this skein. But I wish to convey my most heartfelt thanks to a very dear friend!
Now, I could have bought a skein of this yarn when I visited the Wollmeise shop in Pfaffenhofen back in October last year.
But something must have happened to my brain while I was in there – I couldn´t think straight. There was a whole shelf of this stuff, but I just walked away. I think this is the closest I´ve been to experience true madness.
Certifiable. The men in the white coats will be coming for me any minute now.
I hope that this humbling experience will have turned me into a nicer person. But I´m not sure it had any effect at all. Except for making me stalk the Wollmeise online shop update every week ever since.
Believe me – it´s been a really stressful period of my life. I´ve missed so many updates – some by hours, some by mere minutes.
One time there was actually some Rhabarber Wollmeise available – but I failed when trying to buy a skein. How frustrating is that? Teeth-gnashing!
I´ve seen some pretty impressive Wollmeise stashes over on Ravelry and I have no idea how they managed. I´ve only got one thing to say to these ladies: