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Adventure Knitting goes to the Races August 30, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — happystitches @ 16:23
Just in case you didn't check your plane ticket!

Just in case you didn’t check your plane ticket!

No canals today!

I’m going to take a several-blog digression from my canal ramblings to share a few highlights from our recent Adventure Knitting trip to Manitoba. Judy Fawcett and I have been coordinating these biannual exotic knitting holidays for more than 12 years now.

Our past destinations have included White Point Beach in Nova Scotia, Saltspring Island in British Columbia, the Îles de la Madeleine by ferry, the Galapagos Islands,  and Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. PSST…insider tip: We will be heading for Nelson, BC, in September 2017. Lots of time to get ready!

This year we went North, very North. Our starting point was Winnipeg. Prior to this trip I had never so much as changed planes in Manitoba, so I was excited to finally visit!  As usual, Judy had conducted a thorough reconnaissance trip in anticipation, and we had a great time.

The plan was to use Winnipeg as a staging post for our travels further north, and to explore as many sights and yarn destinations as possible.  Thanks to Judy’s resourcefulness, the diversity of our travel experiences never ceases to surprise.

The first night of camp, after distribution of our goodie bags and camp knitting kits (containing custom dyed luxury yarns), we were all whisked off to Assiniboia Downs Racecourse, where we had dinner and.. Surprise–a behind the scenes visit with the horses and jockeys!

Dinner and a little flutter overlooking the track.

Dinner and a little flutter overlooking the track.

Meeting the mounts (surprisingly slender and petite)

Meeting the mounts (surprisingly slender and petite)

Interestingly when we were all clustered in the winners enclosure, the photographer carefully arranged us so that no one tall should stand near the horses!

Awaiting the winner

Awaiting the winner

Here they come

Here they come

Information on past and future trips can be found under the Info tab on my home page. Adventure Knitting

To be kept updated as plans develop, please email me.

Our thanks to our very generous Goodie Bag sponsors:

PS Craftsy have a sale on colourwork knitting classes this weekend! My affiliate link.


2 Responses to “Adventure Knitting goes to the Races”

  1. Patricia Parry Says:

    Nelson, BC? Yowzers! I would love to come!! Have emailed you with my contact info for future developments 🙂 I love the idea of exploring the world through Adventure Knitting – what a beautiful thing! kindest, Patricia

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