Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I want to live on this street!

Gentle reader, don't you all wish you lived on PURL street? I couldn't believe my eyes when I drove by this afternoon. I MADE Sly turn the truck around so that I could get picture to share with my dear readers.

For no real reason, this morning I thought it would be a fine idea to drive to Goshen, Indiana. It is a little over an hour away. I had been to many towns around Goshen, but never TO Goshen. It is a part of Indiana's Amish country (yes, we did see Amish, but I am a bit used to that). I did take issue with Goshen calling itself the "Maple City." I happen to live in "The Maple City" and I am darn proud of it! I don't know why I thought this would be a fun drive, but I am glad I went.

I had no idea what a cute, and vital, downtown I would find. There were upscale shops and coffehouses. We found park benches and pot brimming with flowers. We found this knitting store.

Eve-Nigue Knits is a cute little shop just off the main square. I loved that it was bright and sunny and nestled into a vintage store front. The store didn't have the largest selection (I am a bit spoiled by my regular LYS), but I think that it is well on its way to becoming a super LYS.

I bought souvenir sock yarn and a handmade polymer clay stitch marker. If you can't tell, that is a flamingo.

Just so you all don't think that I made Sly run around and do knitting things all day, we found this second hand book store. He spent a lot of time rummaging around in boxes of comic books. He was in geek heaven. While I was in the knit shop, Sly was across the street at the nut shop buying a lovely snack of chocolate covered raisins.

So, I had a lovely day. I hope your day was as nice as mine. And thank you for all the birthday wishes!

Happy knitting!


Anonymous said...

That sounds like a very lovely day.

Oh, and I hope you get to be the Queen of the Sofa sometime soon, even for a day. It is wonderful.


Scattered Gemini said...

I love drives like that! Sounds like it was a wonderful day.

Kayt said...

woo hooo for goshen! if i knew you were going i would have sent you with an order. The olympia candy kitchen has the best ribbon candy known toman! yum!