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windy city lys tour

Going to Vogue Knitting Live Chicago?

Join us on our Windy City LYS Tour!

Saturday, March 10, 6-11pm

Tickets $40

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Windy City LYS Tour

Experience Chicago like a local during your visit to Vogue Knitting Live! Join local shops Nina Chicago, Firefly Fiber Arts Studio, Sister-Arts Studio and Knit 1 for a special Windy City LYS Tour. Board our festive Chicago LYS Trolley at 6:00 PM. En route you can knit, relax and learn about the characteristics of each shop and their shop owners. Each shop will offer a 10% discount, regional yarn specialties, local beer or wine, pizza and of course our famous Chicago hospitality!

Only 34 spaces are available, so sign up NOW! Tickets are only $40 and include transportation, refreshments and your exclusive Windy City LYS Tour tote. The trolley will depart from Hilton Chicago at 6pm sharp, stop at each yarn shop for 45 minutes and return the Hilton Chicago at 11:00 PM.

Click here to register!

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the Windy City through local yarn shops, beer and pizza!

stitch up chicago!

We are sponsoring and participating in this year’s Stitch Up Chicago!

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Stitch Up Chicago

Stitch Up Chicago takes place on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th. It’s a fabulous and fun-filled two-day event, hosted at the Virgin Hotel, packed with knitting, crocheting, workshops, parties and more! As a sponsor for the event, we are offering our customers 25% off your registration fees! Click here to go to the Stitch Up Chicago Event Page and use the discount code ninachicago at checkout. Additionally, we will be hosting an afternoon tea on Friday, February 23rd from 1-4pm. Join us for shopping, snacks, and a casual afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All Stitch Up Chicago attendees will enjoy 15% off their purchases that afternoon and all weekend. Attendees that can’t make it into our shop for the tea party or over the weekend can still get the discount and free shipping. Sign up for this fabulous event and get ready to be inspired!

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find your solemate this valentine’s day!

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Our hearts are fluttering over Lorna’s Laces Solemate! This superwash merino sock yarn contains Outlast®, a fiber technology that continuously interacts with the body’s microclimate to moderate temperature from being too hot or too cold. Perfect for the unpredictable Chicago weather!

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Lorna’s Laces is a Chicago-based company and we got to see their operations in person. Of course we couldn’t just settle on one yarn, so we have also brought in Hat Box by Mrs. Crosby. Hat Box is an incredibly soft sport weight merino yarn blended with silk and cashmere. Treat your sweetheart (or yourself) to some amazing local yarn for Valentine’s Day!

get ready for the 2018 winter games!

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Who is ready for some competition?

The 2018 Nina Winter Games are just a week away!

There are four events in this year’s games:    

Ice Dance Shawl Knitting – enter here
Ice Dance Shawl Crocheting – enter here
Short Track Speed Knitting – enter here
Short Track Speed Crocheting – enter here
   

Do you qualify? Here are the details:

Each event entry fee is $10 and will be credited toward your event supplies or a future purchase if you would like to use yarn you have previously purchased for the event.

The Ice Dance Shawl Competition will begin Saturday, February 10th at 3pm and will conclude Saturday, February 24th at 6pm. Judging will take place Sunday the 25th and prizes will be awarded Monday the 26th.   

The Short Track Speed Competition will take place on Saturday, February 17th from 3-4:30pm. We will award prizes for this event immediately after it ends.

You’ll be competing for some big prizes! In addition to awarding medals, we have prizes valued from $30 all the way up to $100, including sweater quantities and cashmere!

   
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For more details on each event and to register, please click on the appropriate registration link above.  You may enter as many events as you wish.  The Winter Games only happen every four years, so get your game face on and show everyone what you’ve got!

    

love & loyalty – part 2

Part 2 of love & loyalty is of course, loyalty!

We are pleased to announce a new customer loyalty program that begins February 1st!

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As a customer, you will automatically be enrolled. For every dollar you spend, you’ll receive a point. For every 200 points you accumulate, you’ll receive a $10 gift card. Every time you reach 1000 points you will get a bonus $10 gift card! Points will be eligible on everything in the shop excluding sale items, services and classes.

Happy shopping to you and thank you for your loyalty!

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February 2018 is two-fold for us, with elements of both love & loyalty!

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First, love! We want everyone to come out and show their love by joining us in a knit-and-crochet-along to make baby blankets that will be donated to the local organization Project Linus.

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Sundays from 3-5pm

February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Project Linus is a nationwide non-profit organization that provides handmade, machine-washable blankets to children in need. We will be donating skeins of Flutterby Chunky, a super soft and washable chenille yarn that is perfect for baby blankets. Just bring yourself and some needles or hooks to get started!  We will have some pattern suggestions and you can also check the Project Linus website for some of their knit and crocheted pattern recommendations. Most blankets use a 9-10 needle or I-J hook and can be worked up very quickly. Not to mention, we always have a great time when we are hanging around and stitching together. New to knit or crochet? You have the skills to do this! Come and show your love with us to help a child in need!

swoncho-ing in progress at our swoncho-long

It’s not too late to jump in on our Swoncho-long!

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We’ve just gotten started and look what we have to show for ourselves so far…

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Well, ok, one of those is the start of a Sunset Highway, but the point is we have all kinds of colorwork going on, and many folks are trying it for the first time. The Swoncho-long officially meets Saturdays from 3-5pm, but they seem to trickle in on Sundays as well. Come on in during the weekends and we’ll help you get set up with a great colorwork project!

 

sample sale this weekend!

Saturday, January 20th     12-6pm

Sunday, January 21st        12-6pm

 

Gmail - The latest, greatest, and a huge sample sale!

Here’s just a sneak peak at a wide variety of shop samples we are selling at excellent prices to make room for new samples. These knit and crochet pieces will always be special to us and we will be so happy to see them go to a new home. Come in this weekend for the best selection!

 

brrrrrrrr! keep your nosy cozy out there!

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Happy New Year!

Our hours have changed for 2018.  Effective immediately, they are:

Monday & Wednesday 11-7

Thursday 12-9

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12-6

We will remain closed on Tuesdays.  Happy 2018 everyone!

 

happy holidays and happy new year!

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and we wish everyone a Happy New Year!  It’s the time of New Year’s Resolutions and we have decided that ours is to teach you something new.  Click here for our current class schedule, full of options to teach you some different skills such as crochet, macrame, or embroidery.  Here are a few images to inspire you:

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Challenge yourself in 2018! We look forward to seeing you in one of our upcoming classes!

 

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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