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Jimmy Beans Wool - Endless Possibilities

October 2008 Newsletter!

In this issue:

  • New News: Vogue Shop of the Issue and We're Making Room!
  • Kit of the Month: Socks from Crabshells?
  • Turning Scarves into Throws: Scarf 11!
  • Fall Sale: Rowan Discontinued Yarns at 40-60% Off
  • Overstocked Book Sale - 25% Off Some Titles
  • Fun Videos: Dolce Handknits Patterns

Click on any highlighted text to view the item in our online store!

We're the Vogue Shop of the Issue!

Wow. It's been one one heck of a year for all of us at Jimmy Beans Wool. From Fortune Small Business to knitting with Scott Baio before the Emmys to CNN.COM and NPR, it's a wonder that my wrinkles haven't doubled since last July.

Our latest, and perhaps most exciting (though it's hard to top Scott Baio), news came to us last month. Vogue Knitting (THE magazine for knitters worldwide) selected JBW as their featured shop for Holiday 2008!! If you have a copy of the issue, you can flip to page 28 and read all about how we got started, why we carry so much Lorna's Laces Yarn - and what plans we have for updating our website. (Note - the revamped look and feel, as well as LiveChat, are coming soon. We're furiously working as hard as we can - and have encountered a few stumbling blocks - but are hoping to have everything live in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned - we've got lots more planned!!).

Speaking of plans, if you've been in our Reno shop lately - or been on the phone - you've likely heard the screeching sounds of construction. Because this past year has been so intense - and we're falling all over each other every day - we decided to add a little more square footage to the shop. Starting next week, our shipping area will double in size... giving each of us a little more personal space (anything is more than zero, right?) - and we'll finally have room for in-store classes. Anyway, just wanted to let you all know - we're about to get a lot more efficient (and post a bunch more videos - instructional and product reviews, too!). In case you're interested, Ashley posted pics on the blog last Friday.

Shop of the Issue
Vogue Knitting 2008 Holiday

Kit of the Month

Every month we feature a new yarn + pattern combination at a special kit-of-the-month discount...
This month's kit is the Blue Sky Alpacas Rectangle Shawl Kit.

Blue Sky Alpacas Rectangle Shawl

Normally $80.26 (w/pattern) On Sale For $64.18

A lovely classic accessory and nice addition to any look, this kit calls for 7 hanks of our favorite Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca and Silk Yarn.

Great for the adventurous beginner, the shawl comes out to 20" x 54" after being blocked.

If you've never knit with the Alpaca and Silk, you're in for a real treat. Soft and silky (hence the name!), this yarn doesn't pil, is super soft, and comes in gorgeous colors. If you get a chance, click here to read some of the reviews our customers have written...

Turning Scarves into Throws : Month 11

The Free Pattern for Month 11 of our 'scarves to throws' is finished! Jeanne designed and knit this scarf in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted :: Charcoal.

P.S. If you're just starting, you can find more information on our scarves to throws project (as well as an explanation for what we're doing).

Rowan Discontinued Yarn Blowout!
40-60% Off Discontinued Colors and Styles

One of the reasons that we've been running out of space is the HUGE Rowan shipment that we received a bit ago. 44 very LARGE boxes were delivered to the shop - and we had virtually nowhere to put them. Thank goodness for Ashley, Amber, Karla, and the rest of the shipping team. What would we do without them?!! Here's a quick rundown of what's on sale... you'll find quantities available on the website - grab what you can now, cause we can't get more (at least that's what we were told :)).

And don't forget, when you take a look at these yarns online, we'll have pattern and kit suggestions sprinkled throughout the pages (as well as written reviews, video reviews, and other suggested products).

4 Ply Cotton
Rowan 4 ply Cotton

Normally $6.50
All Colors Now $3.25
4 ply Cotton
100% Cotton
Fingering Weight
187 Yards
US 2 Needle
Gauge: 7 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
All Seasons Cotton
Rowan All Seasons Cotton

Normally $8.95
Disc Colors Now $4.47
All Seasons Cotton
60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic
Worsted Weight
98 Yards
US 8 Needle
Gauge: 4.5 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Calmer
Rowan Calmer

Normally $13.95
Disc Colors Now $6.97
Calmer
75% Cotton,25% Microfiber
Worsted Weight
173 Yards
US 8 Needle
Gauge: 5 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Summer Tweed
Rowan Summer Tweed

Normally $10.95
Disc Colors Now $5.47
Summer Tweed
70% Silk, 30% Cotton
Heavy Worsted Weight
118 Yards
US 8 Needle
Gauge: 4 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Big Wool Tuft
Rowan Big Wool Tuft

Normally $9.95
All Colors Now $3.99
Big Wool Tuft
97% Merino Wool,3% Nylon
Super Bulky Weight
28 Yards
US 36 Needle (WOW!)
Gauge: 1.25 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Big Wool
Rowan Big Wool

Normally $14.95
Disc Colors Now $7.47
Big Wool
100% Merino Wool
Super Bulky Weight
87 Yards
US 19 Needle
Gauge: 2 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Bamboo Tape
Rowan Bamboo Tape

Normally $9.95
All Colors Now $4.97
Bamboo Tape
100% Bamboo
Worsted Weight
82 Yards
US 8 Needle
Gauge: 4.75 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Purelife Organic Cotton
Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton

Normally $9.95
Disc Colors Now $4.97
Purelife Organic Cotton
100% Organic Cotton
DK Weight
131 Yards
US 5 Needle
Gauge: 5.5 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Cashcotton 4Ply
Rowan Cashcotton 4Ply

Normally $8.95
All Colors Now $5.37
Cashcotton 4Ply
35% cotton,25% polyamide,18% angora,13% viscose,9% cashmere
Fingering Weight
198 Yards
US 3 Needle
Gauge: 7 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Cashcotton DK
Rowan Cashcotton DK

Normally $8.95
All Colors Now $5.37
Cashcotton DK
35% cotton,25% polyamide,18% angora,15% viscose,9% cashmere
DK Weight
143 Yards
US 6 Needle
Gauge: 6 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Chunky Print
Rowan Chunky Print

Normally $14.25
All Colors Now $4.99
Chunky Print
100% Wool
Bulky Weight
110 Yards
US 13 Needle
Gauge: 2.75 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Kidsilk Haze
Rowan Kidsilk Haze

Normally $14.95
Disc Colors Now $7.47
Kidsilk Haze
70% Super Kid Mohair,30% Silk
Varied Weight
229 Yards
US 6 Needle
Gauge: 5 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Handknit Cotton
Rowan Handknit Cotton

Normally $5.95
Disc Colors Now $3.57
Handknit Cotton
100% Cotton
DK Weight
94 Yards
US 6 Needle
Gauge: 5 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Damask
Rowan Damask

Normally $7.95
All Colors Now $3.97
Damask
57% Viscose,22% Linen,21% Acrylic
DK Weight
115 Yards
US 5 Needle
Gauge: 5.5 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Ribbon Twist
Rowan Ribbon Twist

Normally $13.50
All Colors Now $5.99
Ribbon Twist
70% Pure New Wool,25% Acrylic,5% Nylon
Bulky Weight
66 Yards
US 17 Needle
Gauge: 2 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns
Romance
Rowan Romance

Normally $8.95
All Colors Now $4.47
Romance
36% acrylic,27% nylor,26% mohair,8% polyester,3% wool
Bulky Weight
62 Yards
US 10.5 Needle
Gauge: 2.75 sts/inch
Suggested Patterns

Big Book Sale!
25% Off Overstocked Books

As we make room for new books and new merchandise, we're finding that we need to get rid of some older stuff. Below you'll see a sampling of books that we're moving out... Click here for the list of books on sale for 25%-50% off! You might want to take this opportunity to pick up a few early holiday gifts... many of these classics would make great stocking stuffers or white elephant gifts for your favorite fiber enthusiast.

TahkiStacyCharlesIncBooks
2005 Fall/Winter S. Charles

Normally $12
On Sale $6
Hookorama
Hookorama

Normally $16.95
On Sale $12.71
Cornelia Hamilton
Cornelia Hamilton (Noro)

Normally $18
On Sale $13.50
Shibori Knits
Shibori Knits

Normally $27.50
On Sale $20.62

Fun Yarns and Fun Videos ... from the Cast of JBW

A few weeks ago, we decided to do video reviews of the Dolce Handknits Patterns. Though we don't go into a ton of detail about the pattern itself, we thought it might be helpful instead to talk about (and show you) what the finished garment looks like... we hope you agree! Take a look at a few of the following and let us know - we'd be happy to do the same with others :)

Dolce Video
Sausalito Pattern
Dolce Video
Amherst Pattern
Dolce Video
Greenwich Pattern
Dolce Video
Savannah Pattern

What We're Working On

Even if i'm not working at the computer, my fingers are still going... they're just knitting instead. Same with the wonderful girls in the store! Below is a sampling of what we've gotten accomplished lately (on the knitting front, that is). ... Sure looks like we all like Blue, eh?

Artyarns Beaded Silk Scarf
Sandy's Artyarns Beaded Silk Scarf
When the Artyarns Regal Silk Yarn arrived, Sandy jumped right into the box and started picking out colors! This scarf is going to be featured in a future issue of Knit n Style (comes out in February) and was knit by alternating yarns - 2 rows of the regal silk, 2 rows of the beaded and sequined...both in color 173. (The free pattern will be on our website next week).
Beaded Handle Bag
Jeanne's Beaded Handle Bag
I have been given the privilege of designing the pattern for the bag that will go with these amazing Grayson E Beaded Handles! Wow, what an honor and so much fun to play with too! I decided on a 3 color design using the Manos Del Uruguay yarn. I chose a new color, Mermaid, and put it together with Coffee, and Navy. I must admit that I had a little help from the rest of the Beans, including Laura. The handles are going to be available in 2 sizes and I think this is the small size and the beads are primarily handmade. We should be getting them into the shop any day now. I will have the pattern done really soon, as I am currently working on the finishing touches now. Happy Knitting - Jeanne.
Hoodie
Soft Linen Hoodie - The Hood is Almost Done!
I've finished the front and back - blocked both - and sewn together the shoulder seams. I only have another inch or two left on the hood... then i'll probably finish the button part of the front, then do both sleeves. I will hopefully be done by 2009!!

Thanks for reading and Happy Knitting!

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