It's not that it's a bad yarn. It's just... well, not my favourite.
Wollmeise has a lot of things going for it:
- Excellent yardage at a good price
- Very good dying (no bleeding and strong colours)
- It wears like iron.
I love silks, and angoras and sumptuously soft merinos. Wolllmeise is merino - but its made up of several very fine strands, and to me, it feels like a cotton. I'm not a big fan of knitting cotton. It has its purpose, and I will knit with cotton - I just don't love it. The Wollmeise however, does soften a little after washing and loses that cottony feel.
There's a couple of other things that get to me about Wollmeise too. Because it's made up of so many strands. I find it splitty. I'm pretty sure this is personal thing, because I know others don't feel this way. And it probably has something to do with the way I knit. I'm pretty sure I could split ribbon yarn!
The other thing that bugs me is that I find it twisty. Some skeins aren't so bad, but this particular skein feels almost over spun, and the working yarn is constantly twisting up on itself. Not a huge deal, but a bit of an annoyance.
Now that said, it doesn't mean it's a bad yarn. You can definitely make pretty things with it...
But, it's just not my favourite - and I just don't get the hype.
I'm glad I cleared that up.
Now here is Tux. In a box.