This detour from my YOP was first inspired by knitter extraordinaire Jadeblade who recently posted about her gorgeous blanket. If you go on Ravelry, you'll find several other mouth-dropping Missoni-inspired FOs including the pattern originator's version (Kelly Kingston) which is stunning. This is probably one of the best car/travel WIPs that I've come across. The pattern is simple enough to memorize and with all the color changes and chevron stitches, the knitting stays interesting.
I'm trying to de-stash but this blanket is crying out for some oranges and yellows which I don't have in my overflowing stash so I think I'll be visiting my LYS very soon!
Now, back to Philly. Lunch at the White Dog Cafe was delicious and only a two-block walk to the Institute of Contemporary Art where I saw the Sheila Hicks retrospective (a must for all you fiber artists out there!).
|White Dog Cafe|
|Sheila Hicks among her work|
Popped into Loop where I resisted buying anything but really enjoyed talking to the staff and ogling the yarns.
Drove by the Magic Garden vowing to go in the next time I'm in town!
Went to see the enigmatic film, Tree of Life, and ended a fabulous day with a fabulous meal at Amada (now one of my all-time favorite restaurants).
Life should always be made up of days like the one we had in Philadelphia!