From the other side of Christmas

This year was my first Christmas not spent in southern Ontario – my sister and I headed west instead, to Edmonton where our aunt and grandfather are, while our parents celebrated in Australia during their year abroad there. It was an enjoyable holiday – low key, mostly family, lots of food, and very little internet.

I finished my grandfather’s socks in the nick of time, at lunch on Christmas day. There was even time to knit my aunt a headband for a gift on Boxing Day, to match the hat I’d made her two years ago.


Christmas dinner was a larger affair with many cousins, and 4 generations around the same table.


My aunt’s cat enjoyed many new laps to sit in.


We even paid a visit to a couple of yarn shops – Ewe Love it, and River City Yarns, and I snagged a few nice skeins of things to dream up projects for.


And today before heading to the airport, we had a suitably comfort-food-ish lunch of burgers and milkshakes. Edmonton airport is only slightly nutty instead of full-on nutty, and we are crossing fingers for a good connecting flight.



Catch you back on the Ontario end soon! I’m looking forward to a bit more knitting and sitting holiday time before the new year rings in. I hope all your holidays are/have been well.

Happy knitting!


  1. Looks as if it was a lovely holiday. Normally I covet your yarn, but now I find myself coveting your burger and fries. I guess I have had enough fancy holiday food!

  2. Hope your flight home was a good one Glenna. We are getting ready to drive to Florida…hope we can get between the snowy areas…LOL I am looking forward to some sunshine, it might be cool but it won’t be -20 C that is for sure.

    Happy New Year to you..

  3. And how did you catch a plane in just the perfect spot for your photo! Dang… That’s a great shot!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Love the pink socks and that beautiful cat ^..^ Hope you get lots of peaceful knitting time in this week. Happy New Year :)

  5. Awww sweet kitty! Here’s to a year of great and glorious knitting with plenty of ideas and fun projects and LOTS AND LOTS of really cool yarn!!! Happy New Year!!

  6. Sounds as though you had a very joyous holiday. Safe travels and can’t wait to see what treasures you found at the LYS during your trip.

  7. I am glad I was not the only one knitting just hours before presents were due! The socks look lovely – best wishes for new knitting ideas in the new year!

  8. Sounds like a wonderful holiday. It’s fun to celebrate in different places with family.

  9. Sounds – and looks – like a wonderful Christmas. That hamburger and milkshake have my mouth watering. Safe return to Ontario and all the best in the new year.


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