Vancouver – Wednesday Weirds


The weather was beautiful today.  Rather than go to an optional, non CME, lecture I hiked up Howe to Chapters (book store) where I found a copy of Vancouver by Davis. Yes, there were several other coffee table books, but his lecture was so excellent that I wanted the stories that went along with the pictures. It was really hard to go back inside, out of the sunshine after lunch. I also had collected a few pictures that were unique from an outsider perspective. 

I didn’t expect brightly coloured taxis. It looks like someone scattered a box of Smarties.

Bright TaxisBright Taxis

Or a city that very carefully labels the nearest wall in impressive script to make the fire hydrant easier to find.

Like we couldn’t tell it is a Fire Hydrant?
Not to mention my proof that the Convention Center looks like a cruise ship or that there is what could be a UFO landed on top of the Harbour Centre.
Its a ship, no a buildingUFO on the building top


In the slightly more sane world of sock knitting – I have Monkeys! Knit in sport weight LimeNViolet, 64 stitches on 2,5 mm needles they just sped along. I have to admit that the colour combination is obnoxious, but so are monkeys. That made it a great match.

My MonkeysToe detail from Monkey Socks

Now, what socks are next?


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Vancouver – Wednesday Weirds

  1. Kristina says:

    Love the monkeys! Isn’t that a great pattern?

  2. colin says:

    Baeutiful socks.

    I drove Quebec, Montral, Ottowa, Toronot back in 97.

    I’d love to visit Vancouver. John has and he relaly likes it. I like Canada very much-laid back.

    Hopefully John and I will vist together but first I have to get over my terror of flying.

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