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Archive for April, 2014

wow… thanks for donating your stash

 

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Stash Bash last weekend!

You brought us so much yarn!!

 

Here’s Jen sorting through all of it to separate machine washable from hand washable.

We look forward to donating it to Project Linus, the Mother Bear Project, and various local school knitting groups.

stash bash this friday april 25th

 

 

DE-stash so you can RE-stash.

Join us this Friday, April 25th from 5 – 8 pm
for a spring-cleaning, stash-clearing event.

 

That yarn you don’t need?  Never gonna use?
Bring it in!  It doesn’t matter where it came from.

 

Each pound of yarn you bring will receive a $2 credit toward your purchase during the Stash Bash.

All fiber donations will go to Project Linus and the Mother Bear Project.

 

 

Enjoy wine and snacks while you shop!

 

happy easter!

We’ll be closed today – Sunday, April 20th.

Happy Easter.  Enjoy your day!

Thanks to everyone who helped knit and crochet these cute things for our Spring Window!

 

earth day sale…

 

 

In anticipation of Earth Day… we’re having a little Sale!

15% off all plant fibers such as cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo.

Friday, April 18  from 11-6

Saturday, April 19  from 11-6

Monday, April 21  from 11-7

Good time to stock up on yarn for those warm weather projects on your list

like baby blankets, spring shawls, summer tops, etc.

 

oohs and ahhs…

Valerie stopped by with her gorgeous Color Affection (knit with Tosh Merino Light).

 

Maura’s Shallows is our latest shop Project of The Month (knit with Classic Elite Vail).

 

Amy’s Gradient is just stunning! (knit with Shibui Silk Cloud)

 

Rachel’s Cabled Baby Blanket is an heirloom gift for sure (knit with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino).

 

Hilary’s Metamorphosis is our new favorite striped Shop Sample (knit with HiKoo Cobasi)

 

Maura’s Sugar Cane Hat is the perfect light weight transition piece (knit with Shibui Cima doubled).

 

Melissa’s Zig Zag Baby Blanket looks great in these fun modern colors of Blue Sky Alpacas’ Worsted Cotton.

 

Maura’s Spring Kerchief is a cheery spring accessory (knit with Malabrigo Lace doubled).

 

How fun to see Maura and her Mom in their Rockefeller Twinsies! (knit with Tosh Merino Light).

 

join us for a spring fling…

 

This weekend and next weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 3-5 pm, let’s gather together to knit and crochet itty bitty chicks, eggs, & bunnies for our Spring Window Display.

Everyone who participates will receive 10% off their yarn purchase during the weekend.

And for every critter you create you’ll be entered in a chance to win a Nina Gift Card.

Yarn and jelly beans will be provided, but please bring needles/crochet hooks if you have them.  Double pointed needles will be especially helpful.

We hope you’ll come fling into spring with us!

 

If you want to make any of these cute things at home, here are the pattern links:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bunny-and-chick

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easter-egglet

http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2008/02/bunny-egg-cozy.html

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-bunny-amigurumi

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easter-chicken-pattern

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-bunny-loves

 

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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