We just had to stop in Meaford for a picture in front of Georgian Bay. The colours of the water were so varied & beautiful.
We had a positively delightful time! Angelika took us on a tour of the mill when we arrived Saturday. Never having seen a mill before I was a bit surprised by how much hand work is involved in processing and milling wool. And then the skeins still have to be given a final wash & dyed. OMG - the colours! Unfortunately, my picture of their yarn wall was hopelessly blurred, but here is a shot of some of the yarn that Joan & I are going to work with. They do hand paints and "mostly solids" and the colours are so rich and alluring. Even the naturals seem to have a special richness that just begs to be invested into the perfect sweater. They use wool, alpaca, silk, mohair and angora to create a variety of yarns and rovings.
Ohhhh, looky!! Prize-winning 100% alpaca.
While doing all of the things necessary to make sure that the household runs smoothly while Angelika and Sabine are in the Mill, Oma knit socks. Clickety-clicking away she just cranks out socks with the Lindenhof sock yarn. Joan brought home her favourite colourway - good thing that she did; for now the hand painted sock yarns are produced in unique, non-repeatable colourways. Because my German is limited to "guten morgen/nacht", "Ich spreche nicht Deutsche" and a few numbers and colours, Sabine translated for Oma so that I could write out her standard sock pattern.
Not only were we treated to this personal introduction to unique yarns, we were wined & dined and put up in a beautiful guest house. Being just a few hours out of Toronto it's a perfect place to get away for the weekend!