okay, so it has been a while, and all the usual excuses apply. Busy, busy, busy! We have been here and there this summer, and I have made a point of dragging DH and DD to every yarn store we could find, where ever we were! While in Calgary, we drove out to Custom Woolen Mills http://www.customwoolenmills.com/ near Carstairs. If you plan on going, please follow the directions at the website – let’s just say that Google Maps lead us on a merry little back road way that was very scenic! A gravel road around a prairie slough was a little more than I had anticipated – lol! The Mill itself is amazing, if you like 100 year old machinery and a real down home, welcoming atmosphere. We did a quick self tour of the working mill, made friends with the barn cats, chatted with some of the workers, watched a lady making socks on vintage sock knitting machines, and, oh yes, bought wool! I found some lovely singles and sock weights, and a prize skein of wool with alpaca (the brown one) in the sale bin.
If you are planning a road trip, be sure to check out the guided tours offered on Fridays 🙂