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Archive for December, 2011

last minute gift ideas…

We know some of you may be running out of time so we thought we would help with some last-minute gift ideas:

From left to right:  Blue Sky Alpacas Tin of Sock Needles, Eucalan Wash, Della Q Project Bag, Hiya Hiya Stitch Markers in a Dumpling, Hats, Mittens & Scarves in a Box of Patterns

From left to right:  Book of Knitted Gifts, Box of Greeting Cards, Peppermint Candy Tape Measure

For the Sock Lover:  Sock Yarns, Sox Stix, Toe-Up Socks Patterns in a Box

For the Shawl Lover:  Various Shawl Pins in Glass, Metal & Wood

For the Confused:  A gift card, available in any amount

holiday hours…


Friday, Dec 23      11-6

Saturday, Dec 24  11-3

Sunday, Dec 25   closed

Monday, Dec 26  12-4

Tuesday, Dec 27  closed

Wednesday, Dec 28  11-7

Thursday, Dec 29  11-7

Friday, Dec 30   11-6

Saturday, Dec 31   11-3

Sunday, Jan 1  closed

Monday  Jan 2   11-7

Tuesday, Jan 3  closed

After this, we resume our regular hours.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Nina!


a little show and tell…

Valerie stopped by Sunday with her Cropped Cardigan.  Love the bright green color she chose (Malabrigo Worsted – sapphire green).

I recently made a Christmas hat for my friend’s new baby, Sophia.  The pattern is the Munchkin Hat (with a few modifications), and the yarn is Blue Sky’s Sport Weight Alpaca.

I needed a quick, cozy Infinity Cowl, and I wanted to try out Twinkle’s Baby Chunky, so I whipped this up.  (Super easy pattern:  Cast on 112 stitches with a 36-40″ long size 15 circular needle. Join in the round, and repeat the 2 row sequence of knit a row, purl a row until you run out of yarn.)  This took one skein of Twinkle Baby Chunky (170 yds).

Jen made this beautiful version of En Blekksprut with Road To China Light.

Maura knit a Ruffle Scarf to demonstrate Rowan’s new yarn – Kidsilk Creation.  It’s an easy 1 hour project, and the tutorial is available on Rowan’s website.

And Amy brought by her adorable Daphne & Delilah before gifting it to a lucky child.


The shop occasionally hosts special events, book signings, trunk shows, and sales. Private events can also be arranged at the shop by request.

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