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Archive for July, 2015

Stephen & Steven at Nina August 12th!


Stephen West of Westknits and Steven Berg of StevenBe will be at our shop Wednesday, August 12th!

Come Meet Them!



They’re offering two great events:


Scharves Workshop

An Afternoon with Stephen & Steven

New Perspectives on Shawl & Scarf Knitting

Learn Their Best Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, August 12th from 1-4 pm





Wine & Cheese Trunk Show Party

An Evening with Stephen & Steven

Inspirational & Interactive

Wednesday, August 12th from 7-9 pm











Broaden your knitting horizon and change your life with this Dynamic Duo!

You’ll see their latest designs, try on their samples, learn new tips, get their expert advice on yarn and pattern choices, and have lots of fun!

We’ll hope you’ll help us welcome them to Chicago!


Free residential parking permits are available – just ask.


swans island yarn from maine – a shop favorite!

We love Swans Island Ecowash sport weight yarn!

It’s a washable wool that is spun in Maine from 100% certified organic Merino wool. The fiber is treated with a special Ecowash process – a certified organic treatment that gently enhances the fibers to prevent felting and allow delicate machine washing.  Most washable wools today use a harsher “superwash” technology.

Swans Island Ecowash Wool is truly special.  It has great elasticity and is the perfect choice for baby knits and socks.  Each hand-dyed skein has subtle tonalities of color. And the color choices are beautiful!


Janet made this fun Twinkle Toes sock.


Nina made this simple striped baby hat.


Jen made these sweet striped socks.


We’ll be making many things with this yarn – for wee ones and for ourselves!

PomPomParty! Aug 1 & 5



Join us for a PoMPoMaPaLooZa!


Saturday, August 1st anytime from 3-5 pm


Wednesday, August 5th anytime from 5:30-7:30 pm



Come meet designer, Ann Weaver, and have some Pom Pom fun!

We’ll teach you how to make Pom Poms so you can decorate hats like these:



Or maybe your furniture?



We’ll also be refreshing the tree and bike rack in front of our shop.



Come help us Yarn Bomb!


Wear something with a Pom Pom

or something you’ve made that was designed by Ann Weaver,

and we’ll enter you in a special drawing for Pom Pom Magazine.



$20 PomPomParty fee includes:

pom pom instruction

pom pom maker

yarn for your pom pom

baby hat pattern

adult hat pattern

guidance selecting yarn for your hats

discount on your purchase

POMtinis and nibbles




Saturday, August 1st from 3-5 pm

no start time – come anytime from 3-5 pm





Wednesday, August 5th from 5:30-7:30 pm

no start time – come anytime from  5:30-7:30 pm




We’ll display many of Ann Weaver’s designs during the PomPomParty

(like the Yipes Stripes Cowl and Albers Cowl below).

Take a look at her patterns on Ravelry here.


We look forward to making Poms and sipping POMtinis with you!

Limited spaces – SIGN UP NOW!


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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