My Kind of Town

I just got back from Chicago where I taught at  Vogue Knitting Live at none other than the Palmer House Hilton. Fun tidbit: This is the same hotel where my high school prom was located. Ah, the memories!

Classes were great as always, and I had wonderful students. Frances, a member of the sock club, not only knit Reykjavik, but spun the yarn for them as well! This photo doesn’t do them justice – she has more photos on her Ravelry project page for you to see.

I spent a little time in the marketplace where I visited the Green Mountain Spinnery booth to share the latest sock club socks. It was great to see so much of their yarn in person. I only wish I got to spend more time in the market place.

On Sunday, I participated in a panel discussion about publishing. This is the Red Lacquer Room in the Palmer House Hilton before everyone got there – very swanky.

And of course it wouldn’t be a trip to Chicago without an Italian beef sandwich (or two)! Also, who knew that asking where the best place to get a beef could result in so many strong opinions? I can’t decide between Al’s and Portillo’s. Personally, I prefer the Italian beefs my dad used to make from scratch (I’m still kinda sad that he sold his meat slicer instead of giving it to me), but Portillo’s and Al’s are pretty darn good too. Mmmm, beef. Luckily, no fights broke out, even when a non-Chicagoan student asked the class where the best place to get pizza is.

How was your weekend? I’m glad to be back in sunny California – are you in the hurricane zone?

3 Responses to “My Kind of Town”

  1. Kristi says:

    Call me crazy, but I like Mr. Beef a lot.

  2. Dottie says:

    I’m with Cookie – Portillo’s rocks. And they have discovered the secret to a successful franchise. Too bad they don’t have any locations in the Bay Area or Kansas City.

  3. Carol says:

    I loved your class in Chicago – thank you!!!

    I am still in shock about those west coast ladies and their
    Mashed potato topping for pizza. Sacrilege!!