Oh the Internet

Several years ago (okay, more like 10 years ago) I lived in Providence, Rhode Island. Has it really been that long? Yes, I suppose it has. Right after college I moved into an apartment on the East Side (not to be confused with East Providence. No. No. No.) that I shared with a friend. I lived there for a year, and at the time I wasn't a knitter.

Ah Providence! It was my first taste of urban living, and I certainly must have liked the experience. Since then my life has been a progression of increasingly larger cities: Boston and now New York. Although if you had told me 10 years ago that one day I would find myself living in Brooklyn I probably would not have believed you. Providence was just fine for me then.

So, why am I telling you this? I was just looking at Dani's new site for Sunshine Yarns. [Caution: you will want to buy everything.] I clicked on her link to the retailers that sell her yarns, one of which, Fresh Purls, is on Hope Street on Providence's East Side, only about four or five blocks from my old apartment on Sargent Ave.

Of course I couldn't tell you what was in that shop when I lived there, but I know for certain that the space wasn't a yarn store. It looks like a great shop. I'll have to check it out the next time that I'm back in the old 'hood.


East Side! I live within walking distance to Fresh Purls, and while I've only been inside once or twice, it's definitly worth a visit!

And, man, I want to start moving into bigger cities. I like Providence, but Boston is Home.

I lived off Hope Street, once on Transit and another time on East Street...I miss Providence so much, that was a great time in my life. Where you in school there?

I lived in Providence also while completing my undergrad at JWU. I lived allover including Cranston & Warwick but my first dorm was on the east side. Your post bought back so many memories. Although I wasn't a knitter while there, I may go back to visit just to check out all the yarn stores.

Thanks for mentioning me Colleen! I'm glad you like the new site.. Yeah, Fresh Purls is a gorgeous little store full of unique and hard to find yarns... I've made a few trips down there, totally worth the drive! Hope all is well :)

Ooh. I am still on the lookout for the perfect sock yarn for making abotanicity (Trekking would be the most affordable, but it is so tempting to use one of Dani's gorgeous sock yarns).


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