Sylvia Olsen's Blog — River City Yarns

Great times in Alberta

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Paul Brandt’s lyrics in his song Alberta Bound talk about the Rocky Mountains, black fertile ground, big blue sky, coal mines, farmer’s fields, Chinook winds, redneck roots, and dusty boots. He doesn’t mention oil jacks, railroads, trestle bridges, wind farms, feed lots, friendly people and crowds of enthusiastic knitters.   But then Paul probably didn’t know about the knitters. Alberta women knit; there is no doubt about that. Barb, at Edmonton’s River City Yarns told me that 20 million American women golf and 88 million (my memory) knit—the proportion is probably greater than that in Alberta. At our first stop...

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