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Planet Purl heads to Boston for a little American history and a lot of yarn shopping.
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Still outside of Boston proper, our next stop was Mind’s Eye Yarns in Cambridge.  Right off the “Porter” stop on the “T” Public Transit system, Mind’s Eye wins the award (hands down) for cutest building.  Housed in a pink Colonial style cottage, it has a classic New England feel.  And Cambridge, home to Harvard and M.I.T., has more than a few neighborhoods full of these beautiful homes.  You could easily imagine yourself strolling through a different century if it weren’t for electricity and all the Dunkin’ Donuts (New Englanders loooove their coffee).

 

Mind’s Eye Yarns carries Austerman, Marks & Kattens, Noro, Elsebeth Lavold, Cascade, Katia, fun “Poof” balls from Crystal Palace, Louisa Harding, Araucania, Jojoland, On Line, Icelandic Wool, and Ella Rae.  They also have a store brand in both a merino and sock yarn, all hand-dyed in the shop.

 

The owner is a spinner as well as a knitter, and she teaches in-store classes on both crafts.  It was the only Boston-area shop we visited that sold spinning wheels, fiber, and roving.  And what great fiber!  They had beautiful, cotton, silk, and wool, but it was the  un-spun merino that was so soft we were ready to curl up and live in it, no spinning or knitting necessary-- shame on us for even thinking that!

 

Also worth mentioning is that Mind’s Eye is only one “T” stop from Harvard Square, the center of the Harvard campus.  Big green spaces and benches abound, and the combination of the gorgeous formal architecture and geniuses walking around makes for plenty of inspiration if you want to do some knitting in public.

 

Mind’s Eye Yarns

22 White St

Cambridge, MA 02140

 

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