Ithaca, NY is situated at the base of the longest of the Finger Lakes-- Cayuga. Perched on the top of a very substantial hill that climbs up from the town is Cornell University. The ear popping experience to reach the main campus certainly gives a fresh take on the term "higher learning".
I reckon it is the proximity of Cornell that has turned this hamlet into a wonderful place to spend a day or a weekend. There are fabulous eateries-- including Moosewood, of vegetarian cookbook fame-- lovely boutiques and, best of all, Homespun!
Julie has a wonderful shop jam packed with only the most beautiful treats (basic to extravagant) for the needles-- both knitting and sewing. How she ever envisioned that such a small footprint could function so wonderfully as a place to be inspired shows her passion and eye for all things fibre-y.