While waiting for the stealth needles to arrive I decided to start on another shawl.  This time using some Wollmeise 100% merino that I picked up in a destash.

Wollmeise has something of a cult following amongst sock knitters for its deep colours and extra-tight twist. Now that the euro has fallen even further than the AUD it is even affordable.  In fact given one gets 150g for $30-odd it represents amazing value for money.

I was cynical, I must admit. Could anything live up to the WM hype?  Well, having started and restarted this shawl half a dozen times, I can confirm that the yarn stands up to a lot of tinking.  And the colour is amazing.  I was actually expecting something a little more purple from the destash photo, but this skein of Petit Poison No. 5 is pure blood with lots of subtle dark reds.  I’m not really a reds girl but this is very, very nice. And probably a must have for vampire freaks.

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