Monday, January 31, 2011

I heart Canada

I have been visiting Canada all week for work.  I travel quite a bit in my line of work, and as I passed through US customs, the officer noted the many Canadian stamps in my passport. Travel always affords me extra time for my knitting.  There are many opportune times--waiting to board, sitting in your seat while boarding finishes, taxing on the runway, the time between take-off and when approved electronic devices are allowed--for getting in a few extra rows, and these tend to be my most productive knitting times.  If not for work trips, I would not complete nearly so many socks.

I always enjoy my visits north of the US, so in honor of my finally getting my act together and completing some January projects, largely due to a cancelled flight and , here is a list of the top 10 reasons I {heart} Canada:

10.  The people are super-nice
9.  If you don't have a chance to change money, they accept US dollars without charging a commission
8.  The Canadian Rockies
7.  The airplane is never delayed for weather.  Canadian pilots can fly safely through any storm under any conditions with just a little de-icing. Seriously.
6.  Canadians love their knitware. Gorgeous sweaters, scarves, and hats are everywhere, even in the summer.
5.  I always leave with upon unique finds when scouting local yarn stores.  Quiviuk anyone? 
4.  Tim Horton's on every corner. 
3.  Poutine and Steak Frites (Go Montreal!)
2.  Everything is "super".  My fave?  Air Canada's "super-elite" class

And the top reason I love Canada?

1.  The cold weather and beautiful scenery inspire me to knit!

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