If you’ve knit-bombed your friends and family with enough knitted gifts to set them up for life, NONIA needs you.
At my day job, I got to chat with Keelin O’Leary, NONIA’s manager, about their casting (on) call for knitters. This is Keelin with some of NONIA’s products for sale.
NONIA stands for the Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association. The non-profit organization started 96 years ago.
These days, NONIA is known for its shop at 286 Water Street in St. John’s, which sells hand-knit toques, scarves, socks, trigger mitts, sweaters – you name it – to locals and tourists alike. It’s a Newfoundland and Labrador institution.
Here is how NONIA stocks up: The group mails out boxes of yarn and patterns to knitters. Knitters return the box, filled with completed items. Knitters get paid by the each. It’s old school and it works.
So if you’re interested, give their toll free knitters’ line a call 1-877-753-8062, or check out their website: www.nonia.com