Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I actually have a FO...

...but no picture just yet. I finished the Fad-Classic vest and it's oh so cute in all its orangeness. I wore it to work yesterday and meant to get a picture taken before we left the house, but getting Hayden to school on time took precedence. The next time I saw my photographer, it was 8:15 at night and I was in bike shorts and covered in salty sweat from a tough bike ride. But we are going to Chicago this weekend and I am packing my Fad-Classic, so I promise a picture very soon.

And speaking of Chicago, can anyone suggest a good yarn shop or two that I can visit? Today is my husband's 40th birthday (he just recently shaved his chest - Lord knows why - so he doesn't look at day over 12!) so we're going up there to celebrate and hopefully watch the Cubs beat the Cardinals. (We're definitely going to Friday's and Saturday's games. Whether or not the Cubs can win is a totally different story.) 2 years ago I went to We'll Keep You In Stitches. Everything was in plastic bags and therefore not really easy to look at. Last year I went to the Knitter's Niche, but it's so very small that I saw everything in less than 5 minutes. I'll probably have time to go somewhere Saturday late morning/early afternoon, depending on when the Cubs game is.

Suggestions, anyone?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

get in touch with Bonne Marie at http://www.chicknits.com/rambles/ or Franklin at http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/

I'm not from Chicago, but I think they both live there.

sarah said...

I really like Loopy Yarns, which is on the south end of the Loop at 719 S. State St. I don't know if you'll have time to go that far south, but they have TONS of great stuff and the lady who owns it is super nice.

Anonymous said...

welcome to chicago - i'm sure you've already found these, but just in case -
nina at 1655 west division street, loopy yarns at 719 south state street, knitting workshop at 2218 north lincoln, these are the 3 that i frequent because they do carry different companies. joy

Sandra said...

your fad classic look great on you! wonderful job. :D