From Detroit I Megabus’ed to Grand Rapids to visit my family. From Grand Rapids I Amtrak’ed to Chicago to party really hard at Vogue Knitting Live and for Halloween!

Me and Lily!

Vogue Knitting Live was really fun! My friend Lily Ubbelohde of The Owl and the Bee and I met up and hit preview day on Friday and went back on Saturday for fashion shows and more yarny shopping.

Vogue Fashion Show

One of the best parts was catching fashion shows throughout the day. Naturally Lily and I were right up front, texting like Anna Wintour and shielding our eyes from the bright runway lights like Heidi Klum. It was so fun to see so many knits from Vogue, Skacel, and other designers and yarn companies close up and styled for the runway.

Bounty!

And naturally the shopping was pretty awesome! I snagged a skein of green Madelinetosh for a new winter hat, and splurged on a Soak Box! It was also amazing to put a ton of faces to twitter accounts and blogs. I got a chance to meet and chat with Cirilia Rose, Shannon Okey, Rohn Strong, Ann Weaver, and hang out with my friends Lori and Ann Leachman, and made a new friend in Kirsten of Kalanag.

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

And, magically, it was Halloween weekend in Chicago, and the absolute best place to be in the world for Halloween. My friend (and new blogger!) Tara Shade had the amazing idea to rock the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum couples costume, and rock it out we did.

Jerome George Washington!

Only to be outdone by Tara’s dog Jerome dressed as George Washington. But if you are going to be outdone, you might as well be outdone by a dog dressed as George Washington!