knitxcore.: Yarn Crawl: A Mini-Series II

Monday, November 26, 2007

Yarn Crawl: A Mini-Series II

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Our adventure continues, and leads us to Philly's infamous South Street. Punk Rockers, homeless folk and drug dealers pepper the street. Fortunately, I'm wielding the only weapon a knitter needs; my Addi-turbos. Despite the dingy streets and sketchy folk, a beacon of hope shines through.


Loop was my favorite shop of the day, no contest. Everything was in tidy cubbies, the staff was awesome, and they sold a certain blogger's hand-dyed yarn. The store was comfortable and inviting, plenty of places to sit and knit or just gush over the newest Rowan pattern book. My purchase at Loop include (but are not limited to); some amahhhhhhhzing Misti Alpaca Chunky, The new Men's book from Rowan, and some super secret christmas fun. Even though I never wanted to leave, we had to make our way down South Street past the Magic Garden towards our next 2 stops...

trash garden



Emma said...

Sounds like fun!

Jana said...

Not one but two (two!) people in my knitting group have recently knitted scarves with Misti alpaca chunky. The stuff is literally butter. I almost mistakenly grabbed some while preparing Thanksgiving dinner last week, what a mix up that could have been!

Oh South Street, I remember times of just walking up and down and up and down. Why wasn't I knitting then? I could have gone to loop!


Ohh Loop!! Hurrah!! I love your photos. :)

Andy's Crafts said...

Thanks For sharing. It looks like you had a great time. Alpaca can be so soft!

*karen said...

Oh the suspense...the suspense!

Kim said...

OMG--you went to Loop?! I am so jealous! Great photos, too!

Craig said...

I'm so glad you like the store. Don't make it too long before you visit again!

Charles said...

Your package on your way!
You will be love the B-day gift!

Did you want to Loop? WOW I wish could visit there!