Let me explain: Overnight trip to the Big Apple on the train from Providence - $110., Hotel for the night, split with someone, $100. Incidentals, subway to Purl Soho, food, etc....$40. Beautiful WOOL FELT from Purl Soho, enough for more than one pair, $50. --- (but of course, will I make more than one pair?) ... all for the new grand-daughter.
Lovely little project I saw on the Purl Bee blog, from Purl Soho. One of the most BEAUTIFUL yarn/fabric stores in the world, oh wait, I haven't seen them all, but..... All worth the effort and expense of the trip.