I decided that as I had set upon the fantastic voyage that will hopefully see me sail through the murky waters of doubt and forge both sheets to the wind into the good sea Zauberball, using my most favourite yarns, I should first take an inventory of my Zauberball stock. So, I went for a rummage and pulled out all of my Zauberballs to asses the current situation.
Actually, that’s not quite ALL of the Zauberballs. There was one more that was wound into a centre-pull ball and a laceweight Zauberball (a Laceball, if you must call it by its proper name), both of which I had moved to the non-Zauberball box, and so which were hiding at the time.
So, after assessing the current situation it became clear that I clearly needed more Zauberballs, so I did a little online shopping. I am documenting these just because I know how many readers love the sight of pretty yarn.
This is a Crazy Zauberball in shade Schokoladenseite. 2 plies of slowly graduated colour twisted together to give a sock weight yarn. I love the colours of this – the autumnal shades twist among the greys for a very modern palette.
With a similar construction to the Crazy Zauberball I also bought two balls of Zauberball Stärke 6, which are 150g balls of 2-ply construction yarn equivalent to a 6-ply weight, but often labelled as being either 5-ply or DK weight. The above shade is Vitaminspritze, zingy oranges and fresh greens with areas of white to balance the areas of intense colour. I also bought another in the shade Papagei.
This colour way is a bit of a curveball as far as I am concerned. Zauberball palettes always seem to fall within a certain range of colours or tones, but this one colour way seems to contain all of the shades under the sun. I thought it would be the most challenging to work with, and that’s what drew me to it.
My final two purchases were both of the Laceball 100 variety. This is a 100% merino version of the lace weight Zauberball, and deliciously soft. I bought this pink and brown beauty of the shade name Rosa Träume, and another in this stunning petrol blue and rust colour way called Sphinx.
I think that last one is a particularly beautiful colour way as the two main shades come together to form a stunning neutral mid colour that compliments them both. I adore this.
So, my current inventory in full looks a bit like this:
And that brings the great Zauberball stock take completely up to date, apart from one last little lovely. See, when shopping for my post-Christmas Zauberball intake I spotted something a bit new, and a bit special, and one day at work, whilst having lunch, Russell handed me a little parcel.
This is a DK weight single spun 100% merino yarn in a light, lofty ball of wonder. Look at those colours! I cannot wait to try this yarn, it looks so amazing. I’m counting it as a Zauberball as it shares so many features with it (mostly because it is so pretty!)
Oh, and there is one more Zauberball, but that has been cast on and is a good way into becoming something brand new…