It was such a beautiful day Saturday and since I was up and out early, we took a ride to Philadelphia. After finding a lot with very reasonable rates, we parked the car and walked over to La Colombe in Dilworth Plaza for coffee (my favorite coffee) and a croissant.
While having coffee, I thought to look up knitting stores in Philadelphia and the first shop I found was Loop, which didnt seem to far away. So we started walking over to the shop, which reminded me so much of the original Purl. On one side is the knitting shop, Loop and adjacent to Loop is Spool, the fabric and quilting store.
Everyone in the store was wonderful and the shop was lovely. (They didn't even mind my taking photos.I didn't leave empty handed though, I purchased two skeins of Noro in beautiful beach colors that I plan to use for a shawl.
After Loop, we headed down South Street to Hot Diggity, a new place for hot dogs in Philadelphia. You've got to click above to see how fantastic the hot dogs are.
We ordered the Chicago, which was great. (I had to use a stock photo because nobody want to look at a half eaten hot dog.)
But let me back track a bit. Before reaching Hot Diggity, I noticed a store with unique knitted items in the window. The store is called Nangellini Gallery. I wish I had more time to spend in the store because there were so many unique knitted items for sale, along with yarn. But what I fell in love with was the beautiful circular lace art framed in pex tubing.