Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's not a myth - I AM working!

Today was the last day of the conference for Phil & I - we wound up our supplier meetings & whilst Phil completed his last afternoon session I shot up to the nerve centre of Lorna's Laces & met Beth & her team. (see image of freshly skeined yarn from The LL workroom below)
This is so my kind of place, busy, colourful, with yarn, dye, fibre & finished skeins everywhere - yep I felt a little homesick! Thanks to Beth & her team for making me so welcome!
Just a small section of the massive AAO trade show

Monday, November 12, 2012

A pig in muck.....

The last two days have been a frenzy of yarn stores - I have been to five! Everyone has been so incredibly helpful - Thank you to Donna & Vicki at SASI who let me hijack their class, Lyn at Knit 1 who satisfied my Addi fetish & looked after my wallet (long story) & today the lovely Nina of Nina managed to navigate this poor publicly transport challenged kiwi back into the city in the train, even giving me my fare so I would stuff up! You're a star! 

 This gave me time to meet the Vicky at Loopy & highjack yet another class (thanks Barbara). So all in all a very full on couple of days. All is going to be written up in Entangled Magazine - so I hope my photo's do the stores & a fabulous women who own them justice!

Just a hint of Nina's lovliness
Still have a couple of stores to scope out & hope to make it to Lornas Laces as well - this is a very happy 'kiwi yarn piggy'!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Catching a little Jazz...

A visit to Chicago wouldn't be complete with a visit to a Jazz Bar. We caught the early show at Andy's Jazz bar, which was excellent. Just a $10 cover charge for two and a half hours of classic Jazz - Outstanding!
Jazz is Chicago... Chicago is jazz....

Friday, November 9, 2012

Getting our bearings....

After a late arrival, the day has been spent getting our bearings. Dr Phil starts conference number one tomorrow, so after today's rekkie I am all set for some serious retail therapy!

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