12.13.2005

hidden gem

while searching the internet for stores in orange county that carry lamb's pride yarn i came across suzoo's wool works. to my joy i found that they are located right down the street from my office in costa mesa, in a business complex that i used to work in. holy cow! i couldn't believe my luck.
i made the trip the very first chance i had. it's definitely a hidden gem in orange county; it's nestled in the far corner of a very businessy business complex. i felt like an explorer discovering a new world on my first trip.
walking through the front door i didn't expect the wonderfulness that was waiting just around the corner through the next doorway. as i walked in i was blown away, there in front of me was knitter's paradise. shelves of yarn and books, racks of needles and other goodies, a table of friendly ladies working on their projects and chatting. i couldn't take it all in. wow! and all this existed right down the street from me. i was weak in the knees.
suzoo's shop is only open a few days a week, which has turned out to be a very good thing for my wallet. every couple weeks i visit on my lunch break to add yarn to my stash. oftentimes there are ladies sitting around chatting and helping each other with projects. they always ask what i am working on. it makes me feel like i belong to a secret club.
all of this was hidden in a business complex in costa mesa. if you are a yarn fan, get yourself to suzoo's. you will be glad that you did.

-melissa