VIA Rail + spring knits

VIA Rail panoramic car - Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan

View from the back of the VIA Rail panoramic car – Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan

VIA Rail in Hornepayne, Ontario

Stopped in Hornepayne, Ontario

View from VIA Rail No. 1 train en route to Saskatoon from Winnipeg

En route to Saskatoon from Winnipeg

View from VIA Rail No. 1 train en route to Edmonton from Saskatoon

En route to Edmonton from Saskatoon

Chris and I travelled 4,466 km by train last week. It was a fantastic, frozen trip on VIA Rail’s Canadian route from Toronto to Vancouver. This could qualify as the best birthday present ever – thanks, Chris! We spent four nights on the train and saw plenty of wildlife along the way – mostly elk, deer, wild turkeys and foxes as the bears are still hibernating – and made stops in Hornepayne, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Jasper, Alberta. If you’re interested in seeing some more photos, I have a set on Flickr.

Dr. G's Memory Vest by Kirsten Kapur

I did do some train knitting. Mostly finishing up a birthday vest for my dad (Dr. G’s Memory Vest by Kirsten Kapur), and starting a birthday cardigan for my sister. We met our new niece for the first time – she’s pretty darn cute, if I do say so! – and brought her this little bunny (Sophie by Ysolda Teague).

Sophie by Ysolda Teague

Photo by Christopher Lewis

[Ravelled: Cabled Vest and Sophie]

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2 Responses to “VIA Rail + spring knits”

  1. Jane Flanagan Says:

    So great!! I love the daff-loving bunny especially!

  2. you knitting partner for life Says:

    wow…amazing! the transformation from frozen to spring in BC. i sure miss George:) his vest looks fantastic. i be that same train ride would be wonderful during the summer…

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