Because Wollmeise is so hard for so many people to get, the yarn has an aura. People go insane trying to get this yarn. I've never been able to get it before, which isn't to say I don't have a skein (well, two). They were prizes for things at the Loopy Ewe or prizes for donating to charity. The colors are gorgeous and the skeins are hugely generous.
The Loopy Ewe announced in Twitter (and probably Facebook) that they had just added some skeins of Wollmeise to the site. When I got to the site, there were 4 colors left out of 20. In the time it took me to pull out my bank card, the color in my cart disappeared, and there was a single color left.
It is mine. A beautiful warm brown that will make good socks for my husband (it is manly rather than insanely bright like some of the skeins I wish I had made it in for).
And now I have bought 5 skeins of yarn for the year. Whoops.
And used 7. Well, it could be a lot worse!