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Archive for December, 2014

year-end storewide sale – 20% off

Year-End Sale!

We’ve had a great year, and as it comes to an end, we’ve decided to add one last storewide SALE!

20% off all products, now through December 31st.

Hours for the rest of the year are:

11-7  Monday, December 29th

12-5  Tuesday, December 30th

11-3  Wednesday, December 31st

Thank you for your support in 2014, and here’s to a wonderful 2015!


extended holiday hours

As a little gift to you, we’ve decided to extend our hours this week.

For the first time ever, we’ll be open on Tuesday (11-5)

and we’ll be open Christmas Eve too (11-3)


We want to give you more time to finish your shopping.

So stop by to grab a gift or gift card.


We’ll have some fun specials.

Tuesday Special:   $50-100 purchase = a free book or pattern


Wednesday Special: $50-100 purchase = a free bamboo needle in any size


Since our Gift Card Giveaway was such a big hit, we’re going to continue it.

Anytime before Christmas, when you spend $100, you’ll receive a $20 Nina Gift Card.


Holiday Hours This Week:

Monday  11-7

Tuesday  11-5

Wednesday  11-3

Closed Christmas

Friday  11-6

Saturday  11-6

Sunday  12-5


Happy Holidays from all of us at Nina!

surprise holiday special

Special This Weekend!

Spend $75 and get a $15 Nina Gift Card

Spend $100 and get a $20 Nina Gift Card


While you’re at the shop, get our advice on last minute projects.

Like this Super Simple Super Bulky Hat


or this Cashmere Lucy Cowl


or these luxurious Cashmere Mitts

They are all free patterns, and we can help you get them started.

Hope to see you this weekend!

party friday, dec 12th – save the children

It’s officially the holiday season!

Join us for a PARTY and POP-UP Jewelry Sale

Friday, December 12th

5:00-7:30 pm

We’ll be getting in the holiday spirit with music, wine, nibbles, gift ideas, prizes and a storewide 10% discount!


We’re partnering with Heidi from Hands Occupied and supporting Save the Children, to help make the world a better place for children this holiday season.

December 12 is National Christmas Sweater Day, and Save the Children wants the world to wear a sweater and donate $5 to help fund their important work with kids around the world.

If you have a hand-knit or crochet sweater, you should wear it!   Or just wear any sweater (regular, festive, ugly or otherwise).



Need some bling?

We’ve invited our friend, Luisa, to bring her jewelry and accessories to our Party.  So you’ll get some easy holiday shopping done.

fun sparkle & snowflake bracelets



If you’re knitting or crocheting your holiday gifts, we can help you choose a project and get you started.

How about one of these great new staff designs by Maura and Jen?

Clementine Cashmere Mitts


Cable & Seed Stitch Cowl


If you’re pressed for time, you can whip up this cowl in an evening.  We’ll provide the bulky yarn, big needles, and a simple free pattern.


Want to knit a mini sweater to use as an ornament, gift topper or fun decoration.  We can show you how.


Need to buy a gift for a crafter (or yourself!)?  We can help with that too.

Here are some of our favorite gift ideas.

project bags, ruler & gauge tools, tape measures & pouches


needle sizers


sweet little stitch markers by Heidi & Lana


If you can’t decide, there’s always a Nina Gift Card.


We’ve got lots planned for a festive evening!

Even a fun Photo Booth!

And Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating!

So let’s come together and party for a good cause!

Save the Children does amazing work for children all over the world.  Their efforts include working to stem the ebola crisis in Africa, as well as advocacy and policy work to help create laws designed to protect children.

We’ll be accepting $5 donations for Save the Children at the PARTY, but if you can’t attend, you can still donate here.

Hope to see you December 12th!

get inspired!

Needles have been clicking!

We have some great projects to show you from our customers and employees.

Hope they inspire you.

Maura’s Clementine Cashmere Mitts in Pepperberry Cashmere DK  (free pattern with purchase; available on Ravelry soon)


Lindy’s Alfalfa Baby Hat in Malabrigo Finito and Lace


Hilary’s Zig Zag Scarf in Blue Sky Alpacas Extra (free pattern with purchase)


Olia’s Cashmere Infinity Cowl in Pepperberry Cashmere DK (free pattern with purchase)


Simple Ribbed Cowl in Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky


Barb’s Chevron Baby Blanket in Big Bad Wool Weepaca


Ciara’s Spring Kerchief in Malabrigo Lace


Hilary’s Welty in Tosh Merino Light and Shibui Pebble


Nina’s Slip Stitch Infinity Cowl in Blue Sky Alpacas Extra (free pattern with purchase)


Maura’s Hanging Leaves in Fibre Co. Meadow and Shibui Cima


Hilary’s Honey Cowl in Shibui Maai


Andrea’s Morning Dew in Rowan Kid Silk Haze


Nina’s Bow Hats for Twins in Big Bad Wool Weepaca


Jen’s Malabrigo Rasta Infinity Cowl  (free pattern with purchase)


Jen’s Scarf with Pom Poms in Madelinetosh ASAP  (free pattern with purchase)


Nina’s Striped Baby Hat in Swans Island Sport


Hilary’s Touring Cape in Pepperberry Cashmere DK


Extra Slouch Hats in Blue Sky Alpacas Extra


Molly’s Bunting Baby Blanket in Spud & Chloe Sweater


Kirstin’s Heirloom Hat for Newborns in Blue Sky Alpacas Sport


Andrea’s Stitch Block Cowl in various yarns


Gloria’s Yipes Stripes Cowl in Knitted Wit DK, Madelinetosh DK & Berroco Vintage


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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