There are a couple of weeks before the big day, just enough time to work in some red and white knits! I don’t know how you celebrate Canada Day but I find it to be an outdoor and laid back holiday. Usually we do something outdoors during the day, maybe hit the park or play in an ultimate frisbee tournament. The evening, however, is always reserved for a bbq on a patio with friends and family.
There is something about a salmon on the bbq and bevvie in hand that says celebrating our great nation to me. This year, however, I will be in Tofino around a campfire, enjoying a hot chocolate with extra marshmallows (while I’m sure everyone around me will be spiking their hot chocolate or enjoying a beer!). The night is guaranteed to be cold so I will FINALLY be able to wear my Maple Leaf Mittens on Canada Day! They are normally to warm for the first of July, but the evenings by the ocean will be cold cold cold!
If you are staying in town, perhaps just a little something to keep the head, hands, and neck warm? Amanda has some amazing Vancouver and Canada inspired knits ready to go in kits for you! There are fingerless maple leaf gloves, a slouchy toque, and a great cowl with the Vancouver skyline knit in. Each kit comes with the yarn and pattern you need to make a Canada inspired knit of your own.