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.
Rachel showed off her Stalagmites in progress.
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!
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.
She brought some of her goodies to class.
And of course, I may have walked away with a small reminder of Chicago.