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Friday, February 9, 2007

… things to do …

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Swatch, swatch, swatch! Indeed, you can find the motto above (and 9 others) painted around the perimeter of one of Chicago’s finest moments, the Stitching Salon!

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Gathering on any afternoon, you will find like-minded and passionate knitters of all ages and skills DOWNTOWN at 72 E. Randolph St. I took this picture on opening day when it was standing room only – so many knitters showed up they were lined up outside the gallery waiting to get in!

This has proved to be so popular,
it has been extended until March 31, 2007.
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Read all about it here

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… more TGIF …

Sock Yarn Party!!!

Tonight – 5pm to 9pm

Come see what projects including socks
can be knitted out of sock yarn.

Knitwerks
1934 S. Wabash

Featuring Yarns from:
DREAM IN COLOR
CLAUDIA HANDPAINTS
INTERLACEMENTS
MOUNTAIN COLORS

10 Responses to “Friday, February 9, 2007”

  1. Adrienne says:

    WOW! I wish I had something like that here!

  2. Karen B. says:

    Holy handpainted yarn, b. Marie! Both pieces of news are terrific. I may even be able to participate now that the Salon has been extended. And a new yarn emporium in the hood? Tres cool.

  3. Carol says:

    I’m there in my dreams…

  4. Sonya says:

    The Big Windy is good to its knitters! I love that photo, it looks like they are at some kntting starting line, poised, ready to start.

  5. rb says:

    Dang, makes me wish I lived there. How cool!

  6. Melissa says:

    Wow I would love if you posted some alternate sock yarn project ideas…

  7. Angela says:

    I was thrilled to get the email about the Stitching Salon being extended. I hope they give Lauren a raise! I’ve been down only twice(opening day and once for a film) but it makes me so happy to know it’s there and has been a success. Hope to see you at a KIP soon.

  8. Iris says:

    I wish we had something like that around here. It looks like tons of fun…

    Iris in Germany

  9. laughingrat says:

    Wow, that is really beautiful!

    I wonder…how easy would it be to set something like that up here in Columbus?

    (Wow…community action? What’s gotten into Rat? ;))

  10. Allie says:

    Yet another reason why Chicago is the greatest city on earth and Mayor Daley is a pimp!

 
 
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