I did not know what to expect of Vancouver, not having visited Canada before. I was planning to visit my great uncle, but had no other ideas about what to expect.
Well, Vancouver is a lovely place, with the world’s (so far as I know it) most courteous people, and my great-uncle (who is at least 89) was too busy to see us! Nonetheless, we had a wonderful time. We ate well, walked far, and had a lovely time at the Aquarium.
We had fun stopping traffic by just looking like we were going to step off the curb. In Hong Kong, the pedestrian is one of the lowest life forms, and as one, you know that you never (despite the road rules) have the right of way. Here, even if you look like stepping off the curb holding a 6 year old’s hand, people start slowing down… We’ve played the “no, you go first” game several times. In Stanley Park, the flowers, and generally the landscape are amazing. I have no idea about the identity of these flowers, but they sure are photogenic.
People in shops are lovely and friendly, and when one of our bags was missing at the airport (claimed by another passenger by mistake) the fellow who helped us acted like he had never encountered people with lost luggage before, and he was going to do everything within his power to locate it. He did within half an hour!
Of course, this is a knitting and travel blog, and I did yarn shop in Vancouver….
In 3 Bags Full, a complete stranger asked my daughters for advice on her choice of STR Socks that Rock lightweight. I bought Misti Alpaca laceweight, more STR, and some contrasting Louet Gems for heels and toes, and the current Interweave Knits and Knit.1. No photos yet of that stash, but here are more of the store.
This art work s actually connected by knitting, and looks a lot better than my photo of it! 3 Bags Full is a wonderful store, and I loved visiting it.
In other news, this is how much damage you can do to a car, instead of buying a new Janome Memorycraft 4900QC. When I should have been attending WWKIP, I was writing up my car insurance claim…..
Did you see, I maganged to get 3 panels with one small tiled wall. While the insurance will help out, with the holiday, and the excess, the new sewing machine will be on the back burner for a bit, unless the god of second hand goods shines upon me.