I had some free time before a meeting the other day and found myself walking around Center City Philadelphia. I love Philadelphia. I know I have a bias because I grew up there and have a lot of great memories of doing things all over the area but it just makes me so happy when I am there. I just like the buildings and the row homes and the streets.
After walking around for a bit, I googled to see if there were any yarn shops nearby and I discovered Rosie’s Yarn Cellar near Rittenhouse Square.
The store was so cute and the people that worked there were so friendly. The store just had a great vibe. I could be in big trouble if I lived in the area because it was just so inviting.
I decided to buy one skein of yarn and looked around for a bit before settling on Schoppel-Wolle Pur.
This is a bulky yarn, 100% wool and has about 164 yards in the skein. I think I might use it to make a cowl. It would definitely be warm. And the colors are so great, very neutral with pops of pinks.
I haven’t bought any yarn since May when I got the yarn for my Sunday Market Shawl while I was in Vermont.
I have been coveting Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Super Chunky since I saw it in yarn store in North Carolina. It feels great and the colors are so vibrant. But I didn’t need it and with 55 yards in a skein, I knew I’d want to get two to make sure that I wasn’t limited in my pattern choices.
Then I saw it on sale on WEBS so I had to get it. And it arrived last Thursday. In the rush of the weekend, I actually held off on opening it until Friday night! That’s restraint.
It’s soft and beautiful and I can’t wait to find a pattern for it. This color is called Red Rover.
And since I was already paying for shipping, I got another skein of Ella Rae Lace Merino because it was also on sale and I can’t wait to knit my other skein, so I figured I’d be just as excited for this one in orange, yellow and denim!