On the Needles

  • Tivoli/ Picovoli
    Pattern: Magknits
    Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay
  • Roundabout Leaf Tank
    Pattern: Knitting Nature
    Yarn: Berocco Denim Silk
  • Monk and the Sweater
    Pattern: My own
    Yarn: RY Cashsoft DK
  • Comfy Socks
    Pattern: Greetings from Knit Cafe
    Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas and GGH Soft Kid
  • Diagonal Triangle Tank
    Pattern: Artyarns
    Yarn: Artyarns Royal Silk and Silk Ribbon
  • Shani
    Pattern: My own
    Yarn: GGH Esprit


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i live in chicago. you _will_ need a big warm coat. but you will also find lots of warm-hearted knitters. i go to two great knitting groups - let me know when you get to chicago and i will give you the deets. best wishes!


ooh! you can wear hats!! good luck with the move and stay warm!


Congrats on the new job! Chicago is a great city, but be prepared for hellish winters. I lived there for seven years. Great restaurants, great everything. Evanston is a great town as well. I am not familiar with yarn stores in that area, but when you have a chance, check out Chix with Stix in Oak Park. They're great! And although the winter sucks, don't worry about it, it just means more heavyweight knitting!!!


girl that ain't even the half of it... just wait.. you're in for a shock on the weather end!!!!

good luck i hope you do well and like it!


Yeah, Chicago's winters show no mercy. I was born and raised in Chicago but am now living in North Carolina. I went to Lake Forest College, which is a small college close to Northwestern.

I do not visit in the winter because the weather is horrible. One time I visited they got over 20 inches of snow in an evening. 24 INCHES...


Good luck and much happiness in your new home and job.

Take care you

Bev xx


Best of luck with the move and new job! :)


Congrats on the new job. Hope your move & transition go smoothly. Just think of all the new knitting projects you can start.


Congratulations! Aw...LA will miss you, but Chicago is a great city! Go to the Webber Grill Restaurant right off Michigan Avenue...get the meatloaf....LORDY!!!!

I wish you a safe move and good luck in your new position.


Good luck!
I bet you will find many excuses to knit gloves scarves sweaters and more. The first winter will be the hardest because you're so acclimated to LA but honestly, you just adapt. You might never love being THAT cold but you probably don't love 105 degree weather either.
Enjoy the city and report back with all your great yarn findings :)


congratulations. can't wait to read more about your knitting adventures there. :)


Sounds exciting! And as you pointed out, you get to wear all the lovely things you have knitted :)


How cool! Will you be living in Evanston or Chicago? I lived in Evanston for several years....any questions about it, just ask. You'll LOVE it there! (I miss it so much!)

Erica B.

I hope you have a big, warm coat!

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