beautifully simple autumn knitting

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! One of my best friends came into town to visit and cook with me. Despite the frigid weather, we had a blast.

The weekend started with some crazy cooking - sausage stuffing, a teeny tiny turkey, green bean casserole, AMAZING roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and a caramel apple pie - and continued with a whirlwind of neighborhood hopping, yarn shop visiting and feather purchasing. Yes, feather purchasing occurred here.

We visited two yarn shops - The Knitting Workshop on Damen in Bucktown, and Nina on Division in Wicker Park.

Nina is my favorite yarn shop in Chicago. I must admit, I am a bit biased since I am a former employee of the shop, but it's just a lovely place to admire fiber and ponder new projects.

At The Knitting Workshop, we spotted my Malabrigo Rasta Cowl pattern in the wild...!!! Super exciting :)

 

We had a few spontaneous photo shoot moments while waiting for the bus...

 And a fantastic knitting photo shoot ensued on the final day of our adventures...