Yesterday was a truly exciting day, because we met members of so many knitting circles — including the local (and large!) Yahoo Group, the great folks down the street at “M” is for Mystery bookshop, knitting biotechies from Genentech, neighbors from Hillsborough. Wow!
We’re already planning evening get-togethers at the shop for some of these groups, starting as soon as the week of Feb 8. If you or your group is interested, please drop me a line at email@example.com.
January 22nd, 2006
Nine Rubies Knitting officially opened on Thurs. Jan. 12 — what an exciting relief! We spent the entire prior week tagging the thousands of balls of yarn that we needed to have ready. Glad that part is over, let me tell you. The yarn is all on the shelves:
And the show window is ready for Valentine’s Day:
The store is open from 10am to 7pm everyday.
We still don’t have a sign out front (we’re next to the Selix formal-wear rental shop, and they have a big sign), but people saw us inside, saw the wonderful colors through the shop window, and kept stopping in. So we actually had or first sales even before we opened. One special sale went to our friend Samia Morgan, who not only found us the wonderful location for this first Nine Rubies store but also helped us find our lovely house in San Mateo. We owe her a lot, and it was terrific to have her be our first customer.
From our other customers we’re learning about how popular knitting is among the staff at Mills Health Center, particularly on the night shift. We’ve have a few nurses and doctors come by already, and they are pros. We’ll be looking for creative ways to serve this crowd in the future.
January 15th, 2006
Welcome! We’re pleased you stopped by but you’re a little early!
We’re opening our retail shop in downtown San Mateo, CA soon. And we’ll have our Web site up and running some time after that. In the meantime, feel free to drop us a note at the address below.
January 4th, 2006