Kathryn Vanzella’s Home Page


My husbands hobby as taken me on many great holidays with spectacular astronomical events.

Total Solar Eclipses

Minutes in the Shadow – Total: 16:29

Argentina Cancelled (thanks COVID-19)December 14, 20200:00
Casper, WY USAAugust 21, 20172:28
Salloum, EgyptMarch 29, 20063:56
ms Veendam, Caribbean Sea February 26, 1998 3:15
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico July 11, 1991 6:50

Other astronomy events

Kihei, Maui HI USA June 6, 2012 Transit of Venus
Redding, CA USA May 20, 2012 Annular Eclipse
Catania, Italy June 8, 2004 Transit of Venus


My hobbies are a little closer to home. A friend’s favorite slippers (checkerboard slippers or checked puffed slippers) were wearing out, so I learned how to knit them. Make a pair and make someone’s day. You can get the instructions to make these slippers here Sadly the original site link to http://woolworks.org/slippers.html does not exist anymore.

I also knit a lot of dishcloths similar to this. Alberta winters are long and cold.


Loved all of the Monty Don shows on Netflix, read Joel Karsten’s Straw Bale Gardening book and follow No Dig gardener Charles Dowding on Instagram. All of these keep me motivated for working on my yard. Alberta summers are awesome.


Love camping with friends and family. Alberta summers are awesome.