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chicago yarn crawl: august 4-11



We look forward to taking part in this annual event again!

The 2012 Chicago Yarn Crawl will go from Saturday, August 4th through Saturday, August 11th.

During this week, 27 participating stores will offer a free shop pattern, a special discount, and opportunities to win great prizes.

We’ll have special Yarn Crawl Hours:

Saturday  11-5

Sunday  11-5

Monday  11-7

Tuesday  closed

Wednesday  11-9

Thursday  11-7

Friday  11-5

Here are a few reasons to make Nina your 1st stop:

Pick up your passport and get your first stamp here and receive a free Nina tote.

Grab a bag of special Nina treats to fuel you through the rest of your Crawl.

In addition to a 10% store-wide discount, we have gathered many items from around the shop and reduced their prices especially for the Yarn Crawl.

These items will be 50% off and include many great yarns, magazines, patterns, booklets, and knitted samples.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of these 50% off items.

And finally, when you visit our shop you’ll want to enter the drawing to win our fabulous $100 prize basket.

We look forward to everyone crawling in!

bears from our charity knit-along

Here are the first completed bears for the Mother Bear Project.

Join us again this weekend while we make some more.

join our charity knit-along

Mother Bear Header

Raid your stash

and join us for a

Bear-y Selfless Knit-Along!

   Come together and have fun making bears while we donate our time to a good cause.

The Mother Bear Project will send our bears around the world,

providing comfort to children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

These bears are easy to make, and still allow lots of room for creativity!

Patterns are available for both knitters and crocheters.

This Knit-Along will take place from 1-5 pm here at the shop on these weekends:

Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, July 15

Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22

Come one day or come all!

Participants will receive a discount coupon for finishing their bear.

The bear voted “the favorite” will win a prize!

Sign up!

Please email the shop at to register, as space will be limited.

The Mother Bear pattern will cost $5 and can be purchased in advance

through the Mother Bear Project website or Ravelry.

Raid your stash and bring your needles!

We have plenty of yarn available for your use in making and accessorizing your bear.

If you have extra machine washable worsted-weight yarn or fiberfill, please bring it.

Size 8 needles and size G hooks, or any similar sizes, will work for this project.

Make a donation!

Can’t make it either weekend?

Go to the Mother Bear Project to learn how to sponsor a bear.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations!  

Blue Sky Alpacas

Spud & Chloe


 Classic Elite Yarns

camp nina – final session

This past Sunday was our last day of Camp.  We were sorry to see it end.  It was great to have everyone working on their projects together.  And we were impressed with the finished results!

This is Heidi’s Riverside Shawl knit with Classic Elite’s Vail.  Stunning!

Here’s Kelli’s Cardi for her daughter, knit with Berroco Origami.  Super cute!

Joan’s Clockwork made with Madelinetosh Light looks great in these punchy fun colors (grasshopper and thoreau)!

Olia’s Cap Sleeve Lattice Top is made with Madelinetosh DK (ginger) and Madelinetosh Pashmina (faded chinos).  It looks even better on!

Carrie caught the Color Affection bug along with many others, and turned out this gorgeous one. She used Madelinetosh Light (ink, grove and well water).

Amy made these adorable bibs with Cascade Ultra Pima.  Great baby gift!

Liam finished this cool pair of socks using Malabrigo Sock yarn (persia).  Nice!

 Hilary’s Habu Kit (Ripened Wheat) is fabulous!

We so enjoyed hosting Camp.  It’s sure to be an annual event.  Congratulations to the winners of our “Finished Projects” drawing – Heidi & Amy!

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

Perhaps you'd like to have a birthday party centered around a knitting lesson. Or a baby shower during which everyone learns to knit a square for a baby blanket. Or a corporate networking event that features knitting instruction. Or a book club that encourages participants to knit while discussing the book. Nina: a well-knit shop is available for these and other special events.

Contact us to learn more.



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