What a joy to discover a wonderfully overstuffed yarn store in the middle of nowhere, especially when that middle of nowhere is just a short drive from my house. Susan's Fiber Shop is on a farm between Sun Prairie and Columbus, Wisconsin. I was under the impression that it was a small shop for spinners. I couldn't have been more wrong. The first few minutes we were in the shop, I mostly stood there with my mouth agape, stupefied. Then I ran around and discovered room after room of fiber related goodness.
On the way home we had lunch in Sun Prairie (population 28,000), which has a vibrant downtown reflecting a 37% increase in population since 2000. Yikes. The Atlantis Taverna served us very good Greek food and on the same block were two quilting shops. J.J. Stitches and Prairie Quiltworks, which even has quite a bit of interesting yarn. Looking at quilting fabric is almost as fun as looking at yarn, and less expensive since I rarely buy any. Sun Prairie seems to be a new epicenter for fibers; maybe that's why so many people are moving there.
We will be making another field trip out to Susan's soon.