On Friday, Larry and I drove (fast -- I was behind the wheel!) to the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago'sdowntown loop to attend Vogue Live, which began with an event in Manhattan some years ago and has now spawned a number of regional Vogue Live expos. I didn't take the time to register for a class, even though the offerings were appealing. (In any case, the two I might have taken were closed when I finally found time to look carefully). Instead, we went to the market, maybe 75 vendors, which occupied the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel. I'll say more when I have pictures to post, which should be tonight or tomorrow. But, for now, let's just say that there were high-quality vendors, but perhaps too many SHOPS. When I go to an expo, I want to see the makers themselves rather than a collection of yarn shops. That's not to say we didn't find anything interesting. We did. But it was mostly from the makers who DID attend. And of course it was a joy to talk again with the members of the Windy City Knitting Guild, who created Polly Esther Cotton (the big sister of our own Rita Merino). So -- more when I next sit down to write. You might want to check up on the Vogue LIve events, though. The class offerings are interesting -- a lot more instructors from Europe than at, say, Stitches' various expos.
In the meantime; Here is a great shot out the hotel window!!!! svb