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best baby gift ever…

When Barb let me know that her daughter was pregnant, I knew it meant some great baby projects were about to get underway.  Over the years she’s made many lovely things for her children and grandchildren.  But this was going to be really special – since her youngest child (and only daughter) was now having a baby.

Some months back, we talked about possible blankets to knit, and I helped Barb choose a pattern and corresponding yarn.  (Baby Babar Blanket and Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton).

I never saw this blanket in progress, and never heard how it was coming along.  Then I went to the baby shower last weekend, and watched as her daughter, Sara, opened the gift.  It was so beautiful!  Everyone was in awe.

I often help customers select materials for baby gifts they wish to knit.  But I’ve never been there when the gift was given.  That was such a thrill.  It came out better than I even imagined.  And I was touched to see this very special hand-knit heirloom presented to the happy Mom to be.

 

 

 

Oh… and how cute is this fruit platter?!

new knitter of the month – veda

Veda learned to knit from us a few weeks ago, and she made this cowl for her nephew’s fiancé.   It looks great on her – such a bright and sunny color!

 

fo’s to show…

This adorable Teddy Bear is a favorite shop sample, made with HiKoo Caribou yarn – the softest fiber ever.  The pattern and yarn are available through Skacel.

Lindy’s Featherweight Cardigan is knit with just one skein of Tosh Lace.  Lovely!

Here’s a sample of our Chevron Pop Cowl knit with a yellow pop of Knitted Wit Super Wash Merino DK and Classic Elite Chalet.

Olia’s cute Aviatrix Baby Hat is made with 1 skein of Be Sweet Bambino Taffy.

Tami’s Color Affection Shawl is made with Tosh Merino Light

Asheley’s bright and happy Happy Street is made with Tosh Merino Light.

 

Chicago Yarn Crawl begins tomorrow August 3rd!

The Yarn Crawl is almost here…

So get ready to grab your passport at Nina and get crawling August 3-11.

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All 30 Chicagoland yarn shops are excited to welcome you, enter you in prize drawings, offer free patterns, and provide special discounts.

Details here.

Oooh… a glimpse of our fabulous free Yarn Crawl pattern, the Chevron Pop Cowl.

At Nina we’ll be kicking things off with a BANG!! tomorrow, August 3rd from 11-5.

Any crawler who starts the Crawl at our shop and gets the first passport stamp with us will be entered in a special first day prize drawing, and will receive a FREE Nina tote bag with a little surprise inside!

Also, get in here on the first day to have your pick of the largest 50% off Sale Section we’ve ever had.

You’ll have to come see for yourself, but we promise you it includes many great items from Lantern Moon, Blue Sky Alpacas, Louisa Harding, Rowan, Imperial Stock Ranch, Mist Alpaca, Crystal Palace, Karabella, Classic Elite, Be Sweet, Interweave, Vogue, and much more!

 

If you’re more excited about current inventory than sale items, come see the great new fall things that have arrived just in time for the Crawl.

The 10% Yarn Crawl Discount will apply from August 3-11.

Our special Yarn Crawl Hours are:

Saturday Aug 3 from 11-5

Sunday  Aug 4 from 11-5

Monday Aug 5 from 11-5

Wednesday Aug 7 from 11-8

Thursday Aug 8 from 11-7

Friday Aug 9 from 11-5

Saturday Aug 10 from 11-5

Sunday Aug 11 from 11-5

 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the new stuff…

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NamasteSkinnyMinnies
MuruTapeMeasuresRoseum
KnittedWitWolkenspielRasta

 

 

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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