I was invited to tag along to Chicago while a friend went to a conference.  So while she sat in a meeting all day long, I got to know the CTA – the Chicago Transit Authority – by way of its trains.  The train lines are easy peasy to navigate, including transferring.

First I went to Frank Lloyd Wright’s house in Oak Park.

Passage way from house to studio

On the way back to the train, I happened past Hemingway’s birthplace.  I’m not a huge fan of him, though I’m thinking of maybe giving him another try.


I also found my way back to Loopy Yarns downtown.  I was there last year, so I decided to check them out again.  This time I learned the train drops one off a mere block from the store (red line).


The ladies there were super, super friendly and helpful.  So I bought some Cascade yarn.


I know I’m supposed to be on a yarn freeze, but two of my daughter’s friends want a hat, and of course, I didn’t have their requested colors.  I also love that Loopy Yarns wraps up purchases in tissue paper.  It’s a nice touch.

Then I made my way back to the hotel in the rain…


…and I loved it (all).


About lionsdaughter

I like to make things, lots of things, but not all things. I love to sew, knit, embroider, take pictures, scrapbook, dye fibers, work clay in the summer, garden. I want to try weaving, spinning, and stain glass work. I have no interest in auto body, upholstery, or tanning (either working animal skin or purposefully darkening my own).
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2 Responses to Chicago

  1. caityrosey says:

    I love Frank Lloyd Wright. I grew up near House on the Rock. My favorite parts were the actual house. The nooks and crannies are amazing and I often have fantasies that I live there.

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