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Archive for May, 2013

what’s nina knitting?

I’m loving my latest new project… Cameo.

Thanks to Janet, the owner of String Theory in Glen Ellyn.  She was wearing Cameo during our shop talk dinner recently.  Hers was so gorgeous, I wanted to make one too.

It has all of the elements I like:  garter stitch, easy 2 color striping, and a little lace.

Plus it’s green and springy (Madelinetosh Merino Light – grasshopper and antler).

Here it is in its first couple of phases.

 

I try to work on it when my kitty isn’t sleeping on it.

show and tell…

Our customers and employees inspire me every day.

Here are their latest accomplishments:

Maura’s Easy Peasy Baby Jacket is knit with Cascade Ultra Pima.

Maura’s Baby Sophisticate is made with Spud & Chloe Sweater.

Maura’s Norma is made with Madelinetosh DK.

Suzanne’s Afternoon Cardi is made with Spud & Chloe Sweater.

Brittney’s Lonely Tree Shawl is made with Malabrigo Silky Merino.

Olia’s Kleio is made with Madelinetosh Light.

Hilary’s Guernsey Triangle is made with Swans Island Fingering.

 

mother’s day sale

 

Nina found this classic old photo of her Mother knitting in the 1950’s.

In loving memory of her Mom and to honor all of our Mothers, we’re having a Mother’s Day Sale this weekend.

Enjoy 15% off every item in the shop!

Friday  May 10       from  11 – 6
Saturday  May 11   from  11 – 6
Sunday  May 12     from  12 – 5

 

Need some gift ideas for that knitter or crocheter who seems to have everything?

Try one of these fun project bags, the latest from dellaQ.


A shawl pin from Jul or Perl Grey is the perfect accessory.


Choose from several new books.


And of course there is always YARN!

Whether you are looking for a last-minute gift for Mom or you are a Mother who deserves a treat, we hope you’ll stop in to see us this weekend!

Happy Mother’s Day!

mother bear project – knit and crochet for charity

We are supporting the Mother Bear Project again this May with another bear knit-and-crochet-along.

Join us every Saturday in May from 2-5 pm to make bears that will provide comfort to children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDs.

The bears are easy and fun to make, and patterns are available for knitting and crocheting, both flat and in-the-round.

Look at the cute bears our customers made last year.  Some of them have been sighted in Zimbabwe!

Please email the shop at info@ninachicago.com or stop in and register.   The Mother Bear pattern will cost $5 and can be purchased in advance through www.motherbearproject.org or www.ravelry.com.

Bring your needles and hooks!  Size 8 needles and G hooks or similar sizes will work for this project.  Yarn will be provided, but feel free to bring stash yarn or fiberfill.

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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