Lunch Time in Downtown Chicago

On part of my lunch break I walked up to Bloomingdales Home for some espresso pods. I recently found the joy of owning a Nespresso machine and I am IN LOVE with it. Here are some photos from my lunchtime ‘Nespresso errand” in Downtown Chicago.

The Science of Mind building and the black and gold plated building behind it I've never noticed.
The Science of Mind building and the black and gold plated building behind it I’ve never noticed.
Gloomy day, but still humid makes for gorgeous flowers.
Gloomy day, but still humid makes for gorgeous flowers.
Bloomingdales Home. So pretty. On the inside and out.
Bloomingdales Home. So pretty. On the inside and out.
My choices for the next week. Fall inspired color palette.
My choices for the next week. Fall inspired color palette.

Sur La Table has the espresso pods for these machines too so if you’d like to check it out and do not have a Nespresso Boutique in your city head there!

Also today I learned how to make a ‘Burnt Marshmellow’ Cappuccino curteousy of Walter at the N.B.
One pod Vanilio
One pod Ciocattino
Your choice of Dairy lightly foamed
Sugar/Stevia to taste

Still are not convinced – Once you buy one of these machines your life turns into this:

I’ve coined myself and the N.B. associates as the Bloomingdales Coffee Murder Crew – it hasn’t caught on yet…. YET.

xxxx

GFK

The Baby Moc-Socs aka GFK Stands with Fists.

The Finished Moc-Soc.
The Finished Moc-Soc.

So I’ll start by saying this pattern was NOT hard or difficult or confusing. It was simple and clean and fun. I, GFK, however had a case of the butter fingers, dumb-dumbs, and tireds while trying to finish this project for the past three weeks! (THREE WEEKS? gaaaaaaawhhh!) I started the second moc-soc over and on the third time I got it right! I kept dropping stitches in the front so re-picking them up was just not a blendable option. Further, the yarn I chose, although soft and baby bootie perfect, was not very forgiving in terms of splitting. A more together fiber would make the process go way faster and smoother, especially with all those M1L in the pattern.

Knitting at lunch. Public knitting is awkward sometimes. "What are you doing? - I'm reading palms....."
Knitting at lunch. Public knitting is awkward sometimes. “What are you doing? – I’m reading palms…..”
Knitting at home is awkward too with a small kitten.
Knitting at home is awkward too with a small kitten.

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I’ll be knitting way more of these so friends and family keep popping those babies out and I’ll keep making sure they have moc-soc footwear.

Also don’t forget to enter for the COWL KNIT GIVEAWAY HERE! It ends tomorrow people!
xxxx
GFK