Archive for April, 2007
The excitement is building for Lily Chin’s workshops here at Nine Rubies. Some of our customers are already familiar with Lily ( having tried unsuccessfully many times to get into her sold out Stitches classes. If you haven’t seen Lily in action before, now’s your chance. She’ll be appearing (for the third time, no less) on HGTV’s popular knitting show Knitty Gritty on Friday, April 30th. Unfortunately, the show airs at 7:00 am, so set your VCRs or Tivos. We are certainly intrigued by the topic of this episode.
Here are the program details:
Hooked on Knitting
The line is crossed today on Knitty Gritty. The infamous Lily Chin, record holder for speed in the fiber arts, has developed a way to make the crochet stitches with knitting needles in a unique way. Today she demonstrates chaining and double-crochet with knitting needles as she makes a staright-needle case and a cute double-pointed needle-case with fluffy yarn.
April 26th, 2007
Summer is here (yay!!) and summer hours at your LYS are changing. Don’t worry, we are still open all 7 days of the week. Starting May 1st and until August 31st, 2007, we will have slightly different hours at the store. So, here are our new hours:
Sat-Sun: 10 am to 5 pm
Mon-Fri: 11 am to 7 pm
Open Late Wednesday – generally until 8:00 pm (but later if there are 5 or more people).
Not much of a change, right? I hope not because we looked at the traffic at the store and it turns very quiet during specific times during the summer.
And there are all those holidays: We will be closed on 4th of July (enjoying BBQ with our families) but will be open on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
April 25th, 2007
Misti Alpaca has just shipped us 6 beautiful colors in their worsted weight Baby Alpaca. And they have hand-dyed them. Luscious beautiful colors!!
And this picture doesn’t do the yarn much justice – the colors are even more beautiful (more saturated) in reality. And it’s so new, it hasn’t made it to the Misti web site yet. We are so thrilled to be one of the first to carry this. Each skein is 218 yards, 100 grams, and $19.80 at full price. Of course, if you are members or come on sale day, it gets even cheaper.
For the Gauge, we recommend US 6/7 needles and it should give you 5 or 5.5 stitches per inch. Now it’s just a question of which pattern would suit this yarn the most.
April 17th, 2007
We’ve had a number of customers request an Introduction to Cables class. We’ve added one on Sunday, May 20th from 1 pm – 4 pm. You’ll learn all you need to know to get started with the versatile technique, including how to read charts.
Knitting with Beads continues to be the hot trend. Our last class of Knitting with Beads was a sell out. We’ve added a weekend session on May 12th, from 10 am – 1 pm. This one-session class is $45 and will again be taught by Julie Montanari.
Our Two Socks at Once Toe Up on Magic Loop class sold out within two weeks of being posted. We’ve added a new series beginning on Saturday, June 30th at 10 am. Its 3 sessions (2 hours each) for $75. Linda Alvarez teaches this class.
Our standard Socks on Two Circulars class with Sudha continues to be very popular. Our next series begins on may 5th and runs three consecutive Satrudays from 2 -4 pm.
One last thing – there are still a couple of spots available in Julie’s First Sweater Class beginning on Thursday, April 19th from 6 -8 pm. It runs for 4 weeks and costs $120.
as always, store members get 10% off on the costs of the classes.
April 12th, 2007