Friday, February 26, 2010

11:42 pm PST $$$$$$

11:42 pm is what time I finally exited and turned off the computer last night. Why???

Well because, while I was watching Freestyle ski jumps, Ladies Figure Skating, and knitting on my Clapotis I had the Wollmeise shop on my computer screen. I discovered last week that CET time is quite different than PST so I added a World Clock - set to Berlin Germany - to my toolbar. At CET time Friday morning Claudia updates the Wollmeise online shop. SO, Thursday night a little after 11:00 pm my screen would not refresh.

THE HUNT WAS ON. I love blues and greens and I really want some semisolids in blues and greens. However, due to cart napping you pretty much have to settle for what is left when you finally get to check out. I dusted off my GAMER skills and was scrolling, clicking, back keying and refreshing with the best of them. At 11:42 I had visited my friends at PayPal 3 times and ordered 17 skeins of Wollmeise.

Heavy SIGH, I had no idea what I bought until this morning when I printed my receipts. Like I said I was after blues and greens but they kept zeroing out of my cart - no Aquarius, no Neptun, no Pesto for me.

What I did get was:
2 Jeton, 2 Mohrchen, 2 Herzblut, 1 Clementine, 1 Limone, 1 Kuken, 1 Feldmauschen, 1 Petersilie, 2 Turkis, 2 Ruby Thursday, 2 Grashuper

Thanks to the wonder that is Ravelry I was able to get an idea of these mystery colors by looking at stash pictures. I am pretty sure that Herzblut which ranges from dark pink to light red and Feldmauschen which looks brownish may end up being passed along. I will make that offer here first. So if any of you are interested in acquiring Wollmeise and like the colors that I don't - you will have first chance at it. If there are no takers, I'll put them up for trade or sale on Ravelry. Sound good?? Dividing my total by 17 comes out to about $26 per skein at the current exchange rate. The skeins are 450 yards - which is comparable to two skeins of US sock yarns. I think that is one of the things that makes her yarns so popular, it's gorgeous and you get a lot of it. I know most people are charging $45 per skein on Ravelry, I don't agree with that. I don't want to profit form picking the wrong color, just get an even exchange. Postage and actual cost is what is fair to me. [leaping off the soap box now 8-D ]

If any of you would like to play this insane game of Wollmeise Treasure Hunting I have one tip,
Check OUT often!!! Claudia splits your orders into packages that will cost you the least amount of postage any way, so making several orders will not adversely affect you.

2 comments:

pencraftco said...

I would be interested in any Wollmeise that you want to pass on. Let me know what colors, etc. Does PayPal work for you?

Our tastes in yarn/books etc. are so similar I know that if it intrigued you enough to grab it, I would like it too.

By the way, How is Glenesk coming along?

Bev Love said...

Pencraftco,
I put the Glenesk down again. I want to use the Zauberball Clapotis in Vegas so I am trying to get it finished.

I have a Paypal account and I will let you know as soon as the yarn arrives whether I will be unloading any of it.