Wednesday, 25 April 2012

"V" is for Vamps 

I love my vamps!  I have fond childhood memories of new vamps, so soft and cozy on my feet.  Grammy & Mom used to knit us vamps from all their leftover yarn and we loved them.

I used to know how to knit well, but I haven't done any knitting in a long time.  This past fall our daughter, Rana, started knitting and her and a bunch of friends started a "Stitch & Bitch" night.  This is an affair where one night a week, all the girls got together to knit and chat.  Just  nice old fashioned girls night---we all should do more of the simple things like that.

So, this got me to thinking....I should pick up knitting again and learn how to knit vamps.  If I am ever blessed enough to get grand-kids, I want them to have memories of vamps from Grammy, like I do.  I did just that, and here is a picture of my creation.....

"V" is for Vancouver.

What a magnificent city!!! We stayed there for a couple of nights in  September of 2009.  We took an Alaskan cruise from the port of Vancouver.  We booked a bus tour of the city and spent another afternoon on the Sky-train.  We covered a lot of ground in a short period of time, but it was beautiful.  I have awesome photos, unfortunately lost most when our computer crashed last summer.  Thank goodness I had printed all of them and made my albums and scrap books.  Since I started blogging though,  I realize how convenient it is to have them in digital form.    

Here are two shots of Vancouver from the harbour, aboard the ship as we were docking.  These photos were taken at about 7:30 am.


Vancouver skyline-- Fall, early morning


  1. Another knitter! Yay!!!!!
    Those 'vamps' look cosy! (not come across that name before!)

    Amazing where the 'surprise me' button will take you on this blog-hop!

    Following you now - look forward to keeping tabs with all your posts!

    Happy A-Z'ing, anyway!

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  2. What do you mean if you ever get grand kids? you already have two!! our puppy and the kitty.... oh, you mean actual babies! Hmmmmm, soon I hope too!! ha ha

    nice post :)

  3. This is my first visit to your blog--I'm stopping by via A to Z--and I have to admit, Dark Cove Pantry sounded kind of sinister to me. But I love the story behind the name!

    Beautiful photos of Vancouver!

  4. Love the name of the stitch group! We had a sewing group here in our English village - we just called it 'sewing' ! Your sock is fab! We went to Vancouver once - we spent a couple of months in Canada with a Canadian film maker as my husband is a wildlife film editor - he was cutting a film about black bears in the mountains east of Vancouver, we stayed there for most of the time but then had a week in Vancouver. Lovely city.

  5. Thanks so much for dropping by, especially my devoted daughter who knows how much I love to get comments.

    I am still so new to this, but I do think I'm hooked. I must confess though, I will be taking a few days off at the end of the A-Z challenge to visit all my vistors and really feel my way around their blogs and get some new ideas on how to improve on mine...Cheers everyone!

  6. Vancouver looks like a beautiful city, wonderful pictures.

  7. I am so glad I found you! I've been blogging the whole month on the Dictionary of Newfoundland English so I am delighted to find a fellow Newfoundlander here and I love your blog name. I'm also a knitter :)
    Let's stay in touch. And isn't Joey Smallwood from Gambo? I hope he's not lurking in your pantry.

  8. Hey, I went to college in Vancouver! Woohoo!