I love the wool shop in Bowmanville. She has the best selection of sock wool and for very reasonable prices. We were in Bowmanville this weekend (well a day really) to see Belinda and Stefan's new house in Scarborough. Luckily, we made good time and I was able to get to Soper Creek Yarn before she closed.
The burgundy wool is 100% alpaca, I'm making Grandma some bed socks, since her feet are always cold. The purple variegated wool is a merino/nylon blend, I think these are for me. The blue variegated is a merino/alpaca/nylon blend, I think I'll make these for Grandma for her birthday. The sherbet colour wool Ella picked out. It is so soft. The brown is 100% alpaca from our local alpaca people it's a 3-ply. I've used it before and it's wonderful. This skein is to make myself some felted mittens. I'll post them when they are done (might be a while). On the trip I started some tights for Ella, I'm up to the knees. I'll show you them when they are done too.
Saturday, Uncle Stefan and Auntie Belinda took us to the Ontario Science Centre. Boy, I must be getting old or else I've been in the country too long. The crowd was too much and too busy. I could have left an hour or so before we finally escaped. We did NOT go see the "Body Works" exhibit. That just grosses me out and I didn't think it was suitable for Ella. Ella had a fabulous time.