Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chicago Tour Part 3

Time to continue on with our tour of Chicago landmarks and new yarn colors.

We find ourselves in Grant Park. Grant Park is a often referred to as Chicago's Front Yard. It's a big urban park right downtown. It's named after President Ulysses S. Grant.

We grabbed onto the idea of fresh and green for Grant Park.

The socks are Everyone Wants Sox from HeartStrings Fiber Arts. The shawl below is Brick House from Laura Nelkin. It's knit in a combination of Grant Park and Watercolor. The colors really sing together.

Let's jump on the Outer Drive and head north. The Outer Drive is a nickname for Lake Shore Drive. It's a north-south freeway that runs parallel with and alongside the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Chicago.

Here's The Outer Drive in Judy Sumner's Oh So Beautiful Socks.

And again in Miriam Felton's Furrows Shawl.

The last stop on our tour is The Magnificent Mile. The Mag Mile is best known as one of the city's most prestigious residential and commercial thoroughfares.

Robyn Chacula of Crochet by Faye created the Patte Cardigan using Magnificent Mile. This may have been my favorite color/design combo of the season. This sophisticated yellow fits perfectly with the great crochet.

Hope you enjoyed our little tour. We're always delighted to show off our city and give you a little peek behind what we're doing around here.


Stefanie said...

These are really awesome to read! Love that Grant Park one.

Anonymous said...

I love these colors and the names. I recognize Amanda and her location. ;)

Maureen over in Ravenswood Manor

Handmade by Stefanie said...

Loving the new colors!