Friday, June 29, 2007

Apologies and South Bay info from Spinnity

I am terribly embarrased that I posted yesterday's personal blog entry on the Sorry Bay Area Knitters blog entry. So sorry! I am deleting my useless personal meme and replacing with some information about a couple knitting groups in the South Bay I am involved in.

I am the organizer of the Santa Clara County Knitting Meetup - we meet the first and third Wednesday of every month. First Wednesday: Knitting Arts in Saratoga. Third Wednesday at the Panera in Cupertino. All are welcome.

Another group I belong to is the Knitspiration Knitting Guild which meets the fist Monday of every month at Knitting Arts in Saratoga. We explore a topic at each meeting, educating each other and inviting speakers to help us learn and grow as knitters. The next few meetings are as follows:
  • July 16 - Knit a modular scarf... why not a red one? (Red scarves will be donated to the Red Scarf project
  • August 20 - Spinning demonstration. Group members who spin will bring wheels and spindles and fiber so everyone gets a hands on chance to spin
  • September 17 - Resize, reknit, recycle. Tips for resizing a finished knit, reusing yarn, and recycling sweaters into felted objects.
Again everyone is welcome at the guild meetings. $12 annual dues will give you access to our Yahoo! group and help defray the costs of teachers who come to present at guild meetings.

Finally, this is a list I have put together of South Bay knitting groups I know about. If you have updated information about any of these or information about other public knitting groups, please let me know at : spinnity-at-yahoo-com.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Second Annual Knitting Retreat & Yarn Swap in San Anselmo

Hi All,

I'd like to announce to everyone the second annual Knitting Retreat and Yarn Swap sponsored by Marin Fiber Arts of San Rafael, CA.

The retreat takes place October 26-28, 2007 on the beautiful grounds of the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo.

There are no formal classes or workshops planned during this retreat; like last year, attendees will spend Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday morning enjoying eachother's company in a wonderful restored Victorian home, knitting the hours away (and dining on some really good food).

Last year's retreat was a great success - I hope some of you can make it!

For more information, click here:

Thanks for reading,

Marin Fiber Arts
A Local Yarn Store in San Rafael

Friday, June 15, 2007

Luckiest Day Sale at Nine Rubies Knitting

July 7th is a hugely popular day to get married this year. We don’t want to marry you, but we do want you to come to our Luckiest Day of the Year Sale! You’ve got a couple of weeks to think about all the garments you’ll want to knit this fall or the scarves you’ll be giving as holiday gifts or the felted bag you’re dying to make. Maybe you’re just looking for a good opportunity to enhance your stash? We’re here to help!

All merchandise in the store will be 15% off its original price. Sales merchandise will be an additional 10% off. As always members will get an additional 5% discount. Store members can also shop during the week before (starting Monday, July 2nd) and avoid the rush (and get the best selection). We will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, so plan accordingly. We will not be having Social Knitting night on July 4th either, so if you would like to come in on the Thursday, July 5th for late night knitting, please let us know.

*Classes and gift certificates are not eligible for discounts.

*Returns only with receipts.

*Unfortunately, we won’t be able to wind your yarn on sale day. We will be happy to wind it for you on another day.
Nine Rubies Knitting is located at 28 E. 3rd Avenue in downtown San Mateo. Summer hours: M-F, 11-7, Sat-Sun, 10-5. Please call with any questions, 650-685-6205

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

MeetUp in San Francisco this Thursday

Dolores Park - June 14th

Photo courtesy of Dolores Park Movie.

Bay Area Meet-up - June 14th, 2007.

Who's Invited: Creative Types & their friends.

When: June 14th, 2007. Music begins at 8pm, movie at 9pm.

Where: Dolores Park in San Francisco's Castro/Mission neighborhood.

What the Heck Are You Talking About?: It's movie night in the park! A giant outdoor screen is set up & a movie is shown during certain nights in the summer. It's a big ol' community thing, where peeps come out, lay down a blanket, chow down on some summer-time pic-nic food and hang out with their friends. You can find more info here.

What to Bring: (all optional) A snack to share. The movie starts pretty late, so if you've already eaten dinner, them maybe some sweet snacks to share. Or chow mien...beverages...a 6-pack, maybe? Or just some popcorn and hot tamales. It's really up to you and what you might want to share. Some people (like me!) eat dinner late, so those people can bring dinner foods. Others, eat dinner early (like Marisol!), so those people can bring snacks & drinks.

A blanket might make you more comfortable, and of course, a crafty project of your choice. Those glow-in-the-dark knitting needles you've been dieing to use?

There Are So Many People, How Will I Find You?: Well, besides spotting the group of friendly, crafty peeps, we'll have a flag up. We'll post a photo of the flag a few days before so you know where to find us.

Do I need to RSVP?: Nah, but it would be nice to have an idea of who's coming out so we can keep an eye out for you. A simple note here in the comments is enough, that way, we'll have your email address if anything changes last minute. If you know what you might bring, include that in the comments too.

For questions, contact:

Cristina at knottieknitter [at] hotmail [DOT] com


Marisol at marisol_molina [at] intuit [DOT] com

Or drop us a comment at this MeetUp page that Christina set up at her site.


Sock Yarn 25% off at Marin Fiber Arts

All sock yarn is on sale for 25% off the regularly marked price!

Now is the time to plan your travel & vacation knitting... socks make for great summer knitting, and we're helping by putting all sock yarn on sale for 25% off!

The sock yarn special runs until this Sunday, June 17th.

Marin Fiber Arts
1026 Court Street (San Rafael City Plaza)
San Rafael, CA 94901

Thursday, June 07, 2007

WWKIP in Los Altos

Grab your favorite knit or crochet project and join with us for the 3rd Annual World Wide Knit in Public event. The closest event to Full Thread Ahead is being held at the Plaza on the intersection of State and Main Streets from 10am - 2pm on Saturday, June 9th.

You are also welcome to join us afterwards for a knit-in at the store. Your reward for joining us? We'll be handing out coupons worth 20% off all regular priced items (Full Toes Ahead Club not eligible) through June 17.

Can't join us? Then come in or email us a picture of yourself KIP (even at another event) and we'll get you your own 20% off coupon to use in the store or online. Good through June 17.