The Sophisticate, a visit to Chicago

The Sophisticate sweater knit for baby Simon is on it's way.....I love this pattern! I think this will be one of my favorites to knit up for little boys, tho I will need to size it up a bit next time. Gotta love those little 'leather' buttons too :-)

My husband and I made a trip out to Chicago to visit our daughters a couple of weeks ago, and had a blast as usual. My daughter and I ran in the Hot Chocolate 5K put on by the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, and it was a lot of fun. The race was held downtown out of Grant Park, around Soldier Field, and back up behind the museum district. It was a beautiful day, and of course there was Ghiaradelli hot chocolate AND chocolate fondue at the end to motivate us!

We also went out to dinner for Ethiopian food one evening,at Demera Ethiopian Restaurant, a first for me! The aromas when we opened the door to the restaurant were amazing! Dinner (we ordered the chef's special) was served on a large platter without utensils, and the food is picked up using the flat bread called injera. Delicious!

Friday evening we went to the Steppenwolf Theater to see their production of To Kill a Mockingbird. We were all curious just how this book would translate to the stage, and I have to say not one of us was disappointed.

The weather warmed up quite a bit on Sunday, and before we left for the airport we got a chance to spend some time outside at North Pond. Hard to believe this is big city life!


  1. that was such a fun weekend! the north pond looks a little different now...that it's frozen. be ready to bundle up this weekend!


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