Philadelphia was lucky enough to be one of the stops on Ysolda's whirlwind United States tour. Although we experienced a heat wave of insane proportions over the weekend, we were able to show her a pretty great time!
Sunday began with a day at Rosie's and ended with delicious drinks and tapas at Tria where we brainstormed and schemed new ideas, plans and projects. We left her to her own devices on Monday to explore the city and then Tuesday did a bit of everything including a trip up to the warehouse (where more scheming may have occurred!).
The day would not have been complete without cupcakes at Brown Betty!
One of the (many) wonderful things about Ysolda's stay here was that she had a large amount of smaples with her from her new book, Whimsial Little Knits as well as some of her sweaters. Kate tried on Coraline, a pattern she has admired and had waiting in the wings since its release, and was immediately hooked.
It may have been the attached i-cord......
We have been busily knitting knitting knitting for new patterns, TNNA samples and future publications, so Coraline is destined to be a project for Kate when the creativity demands time off or she needs some beautiful stockinette to clear her head. Knit out of Road to China Light in Grey Pearl, it is a joy to knit, and after seeing and wearing the original sample, she is confident it will also be a joy to wear!