Did they know that I was coming??
Of course there are hundreds and thousands of other hockey-loving knitters out there… but it’s quite the serendipity that THIS was set at the train station nearby…
Just in case it’s not clear… a ball of yarn on the floor, trailing up to a “drawn” hockey player on the wall! Unpictured, the next ball of yarn trails over to the ubiquitous red Olympic mittens!
…Perhaps I lucked out with a reasonably calm station to snap this photo…
This city is filled to the brim with excitement and LOTS of people from all over the world.
We had a nice and easy flight over from DC – leaving feet of snow behind! A big highlight of the plane trip was the Chicago-Vancouver leg when we we were on the plane with Ryan Miller, the Team USA goalie and probably the biggest star of the US hockey team. He is great. His family was on the trip with him, and I managed a little wave and got a head nod and smile in return. I tried not to get too freaky fangirl, but I also patted his shoulder and told him “Good luck!” when we passed him boarding the plane. It was really fun. I also made quite the progress on my spur-of-the-moment knit, the “Canada” socks from Nancy Bush’s Knitting on the Road. (Haven’t knit socks in so long, but it feels great!)
Our first day in the city was about getting out and exploring. We got some yummy vegan foods – more of that in a future post – and headed downtown to soak it up. A few pics from around town, with plenty more to come in the following days..
We are so excited for our first event this evening – the Russia v Latvia hockey game! The US and Canada also play today, but those tickets are so hard to come by – but we will be watching on TV
More to come from Vancouver soon!