Wednesday, April 29, 2009
If you've been waffling a bit about whether or not to go - it is a total blast and worth the trip.
Go check out the amazing list of vendors if you still need more convincing then give us a call at 215.977.9276 to sign up.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
And, whats more, we currently have her beautiful collection of patterns, Whimsical Little Knits, in stock. It will be available in the shop all week -- grab a copy and Ysolda will be happy to sign it for you on Sunday!
Come on down, have some tea (feel free to impress us with your dairy free cookie/cupcake/scone/muffin making prowess!), ask questions and show off your knits using Designs by Ysolda!
See you there!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Make a special request for sun (or at least an end to the rain) and come down to Rosie's this weekend for our annual sidewalk sale. We scour our inventory, search for rare and unusual yarns squirreled away over the last season just for this purpose and bring it all out in one weekend of glorious yarn enabling just for you!
You never know what you are going to find -- custom handdyed sock yarn, a sweater's worth of a classic alpaca blend, or a hank of gorgeous silk -- all at amazing prices.
When: Saturday, April 18th, 10-6 and Sunday, April 19th, 12-5.
Come early, come often.
Bring your Rosie's bag and get an extra $5 off!!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
The six-week classes:
Beginner Knitting - The basic introductory class for those who've never held needles, or who has but needs a refresher and wants a thorough grounding. You'll learn to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, read a simple pattern, measure gauge, seam knitted pieces, and make a buttonhole. $125, and materials are included. Mondays, 6-8 pm, beginning April 13, or Thursdays, 6-8 pm, beginning April 23.
Sweater Class - Work with an instructor to knit a sweater of your choice. You'll learn to calculate fit and yarn substitutions, increase and decrease, read pattern charts, and more. Students must know how to cast on and bind off, and knit and purl confidently. $75, materials not included. Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, beginning April 28. Note: this class does not meet May 5.
Intermediate Knitting - This project-based class teaches you the foundations of more advanced techniques: cables, lace, and colorwork. Three projects will have you well on your way to conquering any knitting project in your queue. $125, materials included. Thursdays, 6-8 pm, beginning June 4.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
It features a simple two-row repeat, the double-ladder look being achieved by working yarnovers on both right & wrong sides.
Articulation is available for free download here on our Rosie Knits Pattern page. Happy April!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Cascade 220 in Green