Wednesday, January 18, 2006

New knitting store in San Mateo - Nine Rubies

I was out house shopping with my realtor when she mentioned that a friend of hers had opened a knitting store in downtown San Mateo. Nine Rubies Knitting is owned and run by a mother (Sudha Sarin) and daughter (Saloni Howard-Sarin) team that created the place.

I had to get some needles for a scarf I'm making my mother, so I stopped there - they have great hours, open late every evening until 7pm (to catch the dinner traffic -- very smart!).

The space is drop-dead gorgeous with plenty of room, unlike most knitting shops where yarns are crammed into every square inch of space. Extra high ceilings and a living room-like sitting are makes you want to stay and knit for hours.

Saloni was working the shop and was extremely friendly and helpful. They will be holding classes in the future and, yes, they even have a blog.

Nine Rubies Knitting (right next to Selix Tuxedos, near El Camino Real)
28 East 3rd Ave., #100
San Mateo, CA 94401-4063

Google Maps link


At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Saloni Howard-Sarin said...

Thanks Charlene! Feedback is always good when you have a new business but compliments like yours are enormously supportive! It's good to know we're doing something right.


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