Tuesday, April 28, 2009
An Afternoon With Ysolda
Rosie's had a great time on Sunday with Ysolda. Stacy and I were up early sprucing up the store and then after putting the final touches on our afternoon tea spread--Stacy arrived with her vintage Fiesta tea set in tow! At noon we hopped over to 30th Street to meet Ysolda, fresh from her arrival in New York and visit to The Point the previous evening.
After we hit La Columbe and Di Bruno Brothers for a much needed pick-me-up and lunch-y goodness we settled in Rittenhouse Square to chat until the event at 2:00. It was great to just relax with Ysolda, who is totally as down-to-earth and lovely as she seems on her blog.
After arriving at the shop we got all the goodies out and set the water on for tea, yes, even in the 90 degree heat. Turns out she prefers coffee so Stacy bested my painstakingly chosen tea choices from Steap with a gift of a pound of coffee beans from La Columbe.
Ysolda unpacked all of her lovely samples and we set out unsigned copies of her newly released book, Whimsical Little Knits, available at her website or at Rosie's Yarn Cellar.
She also modeled her new Fluevog's for us. She's not really that tall, I was just directed to be sure to get the shoes in the photo so I'm sort of half on the floor.
Okay, I couldn't resist it. The animals are really stinkin' cute.
Customers began to arrive and samples began to get passed around the room as everyone wanted to try on the sweaters and hats--did I mention that it was 90 degrees outside? It didn't even stop Wendy and Ysolda from modeling their versions of Little Birds for the camera.
And then we had to do the Ishbel photo shoot--and this wasn't even all the versions we saw that day!
We were sold out of books (don't worry--she brought us more!) and ready for dinner by the time we locked up at 6:00--only an hour over the scheduled end of the event, not bad! We headed to my favorite Philly dinner spot, Tria, and enjoyed some more knitting talk and excellent drinks and eats 'til we all found our exhausted ways home.
A great sucess.
As a quick note: We have all the samples from Whimsical Little Knits, and more from her website, until after knitting circle tomorrow night so be sure to come out to Rosie's from 6-8 tomorrow and bring your knitting. Ysolda may also be stopping by, so if you missed us on Sunday...