Windy City Knitting Guild

Over the weekend, I headed to Chicagoland for some classes with the wonderful ladies and gentleman of the Windy City Knitting Guild. As soon as I landed, my gracious host Tina asked what I like to eat. “Portillo’s!” I exclaimed. I might have overdone it with three italian beefs in three days, but it was YUMMYLICIOUS. Oh right, we knit too! Here are the cute mini-socks everybody finished in the Toe-Up Socks With Gusset class with the vase of tulips Cathy brought to class. They were some of the speediest knitters I’ve ever encountered. I only had to explain the cast-on once, and they were off.

Toe-up socks

Of course there were some sock addicts. Michelle showed off her license plate and her PB and J socks from last year’s sock club (pattern now available through Ravelry).

Someone loves socks, ya think?

Michelle's PB and J socks

Frances showed off her pink Ripple Leaf socks also from last year’s sock club (pattern now available through Ravelry).

Frances's Ripple Leaf socks

Rachel showed off her Stalagmites in progress.

Rachel shows off her Stalagmite socks

It’s hard to say whose feet these are, but I think they are Rachel and Abby donning Kai-Mei and Monkey.

Kai-Mei and Monkey socks
Michelle, Rachel and Abby also knit sweaters and wore some to class.

Michelle, Rachel and Abby in lovely handknits

Frances likes to knit lace like this Estonian shawl pattern from Nancy Bush. Alas, I tried to get a photo of Tina’s shawls, but she moves too fast!

Frances's shawl in progress

I had the pleasure of meeting Lynne of Grinning Gargoyle yarns, a local dyer. I especially love her gargoyle artwork. It reminds me of the University of Chicago.

Love the tag

She brought some of her goodies to class.

Grinning Gargoyle yarns

And of course, I may have walked away with a small reminder of Chicago.

Grinning Gargoyle yarn

7 Responses to “Windy City Knitting Guild”

  1. Joan says:

    Thank you Cookie, we loved your classes!

  2. Lynae says:

    Thanks for such a great class! It was great to meet you!

  3. Brandi says:

    What a lovely fashion show of socks and yarn!

  4. LaurenS says:

    Thank you so much, I loved your class! I’m totally inspired, my next sock will be toe up with a gusset!

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  6. Robin F says:

    Thanks for a wonderful weekend. My mind is still reeling from ideas for sock designs. I learned so much – thank you!

  7. Claire says:

    Thanks for a great class! I had a lot of fun. I even learned that my cables are a bit sucky 😉