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]


4 Replies to “VIA Rail + spring knits”

  1. 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…

  2. Hi, I came across this blog whislt looking for a code for the checkout of an Ysolda Teague pattern on Ravelry. I was under the impression I’d get the digital .pdf download on payment of the printed pattern book I was about to buy, but your blog helpfully made me question this (I want to start on a project tomorrow!) are you talking about a pattern book you bought in store or did you order it through her site or Ravelry and only received the details of the digital copy upon receiving the physical book? I hope I am making sense. I was hoping to be able to start work on Ripley in Whimsical Knits 2 before the hard copy arrived in the post.Thanks for any further light you can shed on this!

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