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December 2010 Limited Edition Color Newsletter

 
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In this issue:

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       December Limited Edition: Sandy Clause  
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Shepherd Sock

Sandy Clause - December's Limited Edition Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Baby Me Boo, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Pearl, Honor, and Lion and Lamb.

We also have some Greenline Worsted and Greenline DK... NOW 50% OFF.

You better watch out (and start knitting!) because Sandy Clause is coming to town!

Sandy Clause   The winner - Sandy Clause!

We did something a bit different this December and asked members of our Lorna's Limited Edition Fan Club to choose this month's color! I think they did a fabulous job, don't you? Thank you to everyone who voted! We would also like to congratulate our very own Sandy who created this beautiful colorway and Alyson Scott who came up with the exceptional name "Sandy Clause"! If you haven't joined our LLE Fan Club on Facebook yet, we encourage you to do so! It's free and simple, all you have to do is click the "Like" button on our page! Members are privy to special events such as this contest, as well as drawings for free yarn and exclusive savings... like this month's deal on Lantern Moon Sheep Measuring Tapes (available in 4 colors)!

A bit more about Sandy Clause which, like every Limited Edition Color, has a story behind it! Before Sandy was handling yarn 24/7 (at home AND at work), she was a welder in California. Being a woman in that profession can sometimes make for lonely work but her foreman, Roger Running Hawk, welcomed her into the fold immediately. They became good friends and ended up working several welding jobs together over the years. Roger was a Sioux Native American and the inspiration for Sandy Clause came from traditional colors used in Sioux crafts and artwork that reminded her of him.

December's color is not only a jubilant combination of turquoise, terracotta, cranberry and earthy brown, it is a reminder for all of us of the wonderful people that have become a part of our lives. These rich holiday hues are a refreshing deviation from the traditional reds and greens that dominate this time of year. Whether you're knitting up a hat, sweater, or shawl, Sandy Clause is a cheery choice to brighten up the winter months!

And don't forget that the Limited Edition Color is now being dyed in small quantities of Misti Alpaca's Baby Me Boo yarn! Feet pleasing Heel is also available as an exclusive Sandy Clause item... and it makes for a great stocking stuffer!

 
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      Koigu KPPPM  
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Koigu

Koigu KPPPM is HERE! The boxes of hand-painted merino arrived just a few days ago and we are thrilled beyond words! KPPPM (short for Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino) comes in a wide variation of gorgeous hand-dyed colorways... we have nearly 120 to chose from! The unique color combinations are designed by Koigu's dye artisans and each hank is truly a work of art.

Koigu KPPPM Yarn
Koigu KPPPM Yarn
$13.50

This fingering weight yarn has a rich, soft hand making it perfect for just about any project from hats to shawls to socks. If you're looking for something to knit with KPPPM, take a peek at some of the Churchmouse patterns such as Barb's Koigu Ruffle and the Koigu Beaded Beret!

KPPPM Giveaway! Be sure visit our blog this month as we will giving away some of this fabulous yarn!

Koigu KPPPM Yarn
P468
$13.50
Koigu KPPPM Yarn
P458
$13.50
Koigu KPPPM Yarn
P221
$13.50
Koigu KPPPM Yarn
P858
$13.50
 
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      New Books!  
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Read One, Knit Too

We have stacks of new books full of how-to's and spectacular projects! Sandy was just saying the other day how she has enough books...until lo and behold, the following must-have gems arrived on our doorstep!

Debbie Stoller Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook Books - Stitch 'N Bitch Superstar Knitting

For all you fans of Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch 'N Bitch series, you'll be thrilled to hear her newest book is now available! Stitch 'N Bitch Superstar Knitting features all those advanced techniques you've been dying to try like double knitting, lacework, and beading. Of course, there are plenty of trendy patterns included to try out your new skills!

We went a little kit-making crazy with this book as every pattern is just too good to be true, such as the ultra-comfy Little Red Riding Hoodie, the fanciful Dress to Impress Baby Tunic, and the Love Me Or Leaf Me Bag.

Another addition to a popular series is Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders. With page after page of one-skein projects, this book is great for anyone who enjoys working with finer-weight fibers. For all of the knitters out there who signed up to knit all of their friends and family gifts this year and are running out of ideas, time, and money...there's no need to fret any longer! This is the book for you!

Judith Durant One-Skein Wonders Books - Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders

In fact, now that we just got in Koigu's KPPPM, I'm slating to make a few lucky friends of mine these fantastic beaded fingerless mittens. I also have a certain special someone in mind for this spectacular Linen Stitch Scarf, knit in the luscious Misti Hand Paint Sock!

Kristina McGowan Modern Top-Down Knitting

Lover of top-down knitting? Be sure to check out Modern Top-Down Knitting by Kristina McGowan! Brimming with tips and tricks for the top-down method, this book also has a ton of gorgeous patterns for pullovers, tunics, skirts and more! We absolutely loved the Mulberry Hat, a fantastic gift idea using only three balls of Debbie Bliss' classic Cashmerino Aran.

This book also has some great patterns for the cold season, gauranteed to keep you warm and stylish, such as the simple but oh-so-cozy Feather Dress and the comfy kimono-like elegance of the Blueberry Cardigan.

I would be remiss not to mention one of my favorite books for winter knitting, Cowl Girls! Author and designer Cathy Carron (also the author of Hattitude) has really outdone herself with this one. With over 30 chic and trendy cowl patterns to choose from, you won't have an excuse to be chilly this winter! I'm pretty much in love with the bulky Queen of Hearts Cowl as well as the Haute Cowlture Cowl knit in the super soft Rowan Cocoon!

Cathy Carron Cowl Girls
 
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      Lantern Moon Interchangeable Needle Sets  
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Lantern Moon Interchangeable Needle Sets

If you've been shopping around for an interchangeable needles set -either for yourself or for your favorite knitter- consider the new wooden interchangeables from Lantern Moon. Available in Ebony or Rosewood, each set comes with a fashionable silk case that keeps these beautiful needles easily organized. The tips themselves are expertly crafted and fit so comfortably in your hands that you'll never want to put them down!

Many knitters choose wood over metal needles since metal tends to draw heat away from the fingers - which can be quite a crisis for those of us suffering from cold-finger syndrome! The cable lengths for these sets include 17", 26", 32" and 40". Why 17 inches? Well, that extra inch (in lieu of the standard 16") allows for the tips to be made a bit longer, creating more versatility when knitting with the longer length cables. Don't worry, the 17th inch won't make a difference for nearly all of your projects requiring a 16" circular needle and the comfort and ease provided by the longer tips will make knitting with these sets all the more enjoyable!

Interchangeable Needle Sets
Lantern Moon Interchangeables

 
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      Fun Stuff: Notions, Yarn, and Patterns!  
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What's New?

We've got a few new yarns, colors, and things to update you on... we hope you find it helpful!

Victoria S Beaded Stitch Markers Accessories - Ewe Cuties
Ewe Cuties
$24.00

How could "ewe" resist such cuteness? The latest creation from our very own Victoria S, Ewe Cuties are adorable glass sheep stitch markers. Wire wrapped with Swarovski crystals and available in sets of 3, these darling stitch markers come packed in plenty of bubble wrap to ensure safe, break-free travel. We had a ton of fun helping Victoria name these precious sheep markers, and we're sure you will have just as much (if not more) fun knitting with them!

Namaste Classic Hip Holster Accessories - Red
Classic Hip Holster
$45.00

The Classic Hip Holster from Namaste features the perfect combination of functionality and fashion. Made from durable and animal-friendly faux leather, these small bags are an excellent accessory for keeping your essentials close at hand wherever you go. Available in five stylish colors, the Hip Holster can be worn like a small purse with the across-the-chest strap, or strapped to your belt with a handy dandy belt attachment!

Wool Watcher If you are itching to get your hands on one of these trendy bags, be sure and keep an eye on the Wool Watcher to snag one at a ridiculously reduced price!

Ilga Leja Handknit Designs Patterns - Among The Birches
Among The Birches
$11.95

Timeless with a modern twist, Among the Birches is a ruana-shaped wrap that can be worn draped around your shoulders or as a vest! A new pattern from Ilga Leja, this wrap can be knit in any of your favorite worsted weight yarns! The pattern suggests Noro Silk Garden, a colorful silk, mohair and wool blend, though it would also look beautiful in Malabrigo Rios or Lorna's Shepherd Worsted -especially using Sandy Clause!

Susan Bates Quicksilver Handi Tool
Handi Tool
$1.50

Well, the name says it all: Handi Tool! Ultra handy in a variety of situations, this fiber arts accessory is crochet hook on one end and knitting needle on the other. The Handi Tool can be used in a pinch for any number of issues such as picking up dropped stitches, as a makeshift cable needle, tying on fringe... or anything else you can think to use it for! A great stocking stuffer or small gift for the knitter who has everything!

della Q The Que - Cotton (Limited Edition) Accessories - Whimsical (165-1-090)
Whimsical
$48.00

della Q's popular circular needle case is now available in a limited edition cotton fabric! Whimsical is a bright, delightful print that gives you an extra option other than their signature silk. If your New Year's resolution involves getting organized, or you're looking for the perfect gift for an organizationally challenged knitting friend, be sure to grab one of these practical and fun cases!

Plymouth Gold Rush Yarn
Gold Rush
$8.00

Whether you're looking to knit a sparkle-suit or add a hint of glitter to an elegant wrap, Plymouth Gold Rush is just the thing! A DK weight viscose and metalized polyester blend, Gold Rush comes in 25g cones that include 109 yards. Available in an array of shiny colors, you can work with this tinsel-like yarn by itself or double-strand it with another fiber for a unique, glam fabric! If you're really in the holiday spirit, knit or crochet a nice lace-like tinsel for your tree!

 
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      Free Pattern: Step Pillow  
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Introducing...Step Pillow

Pillows are one of my favorite things, along with knitting and sleeping (makes sense, right?). I was thrilled to see that someone had designed a pillow pattern for our Landscape Design Contest and that it was everything a pillow should be: soft, comfy and nap-sized! Created by G Dennise Heavner, or "Momma G" as her teenage son and his band of gypsy friends call her, the Step Pillow is the perfect couch, recliner, or bed accessory. Instructions are available for 4 different sizes and this delightful pillow works up in no time. The Step Pillow is perfect for cuddling up with a good book or taking a Sunday afternoon nap and is knit in the spectacularly soft Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky, Landscape Collection! These designs were written specifically for our Misti Landscape Collection colors and have quickly become some of our favorite patterns. And did we mention that they were on our free patterns page?

Petite Panache
Free Step Pillow Pattern
by G Dennise Heavner aka "Momma G"
Uses 4-5 hanks of the Landscape Collection

The Step Pillow is perfect for cuddling up with a good book or taking a Sunday afternoon nap and is knit in the spectacularly soft Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky, Landscape Collection! Hand-dyed exclusively for Jimmy Beans, the Landscape Collection features 12 stunning and unique colorways that compliment the step-like stitch pattern of the Step Pillow. We hope you enjoy this pattern as much as we do, and look forward to seeing more fabulous designs from Momma G!

Check it out...and be sure to look for future designs from Momma G.

 
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      Sale Update  
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Here are some of the latest additions to our sale yarn stock! If you see something you like, be sure to grab it before it's gone!

Namaste's Hermosa bags are now 30% off!

The largest of all the Namaste bags, Hermosa boasts plenty of room for all of your daily necessities, as well as roomy pockets and pouches that keep you organized on the go! Made from the buttery soft animal-free faux leather, Hermosa comes in 5 classic solid colors you've just got to get your hands on! This would make a fantastic gift for your favorite knitter!

Namaste Hermosa Accessories - Black
Hermosa - Black
Was $75.00
Now $52.50
(30% off!)
Namaste Hermosa Accessories - Eggplant
Hermosa - Eggplant
Was $75.00
Now $52.50
(30% off!)
Namaste Hermosa Accessories - Olive
Hermosa - Olive
Was $75.00
Now $52.50
(30% off!)
Namaste Hermosa Accessories - Red
Hermosa - Red
Was $75.00
Now $52.50
(30% off!)

Lantern Moon Needles Sale: Save 25%

The holidays just keep getting happier! For the entire month of December select Lantern Moon Needles will be on sale. Choose from Rosewood Circulars, Straights and Sox Sticks or Ebony Circulars, Straights and Sox Sticks! If you love the feel of ultra smooth wood and scrumptiously soft yarn, be sure to grab a pair (or several!) of these gorgeous needles at a spectacular price!

Lantern Moon Ebony Circulars Needles
Ebony Circular Needles
Was $27.50
Now $20.62
(25% off!)
Lantern Moon Rosewood Needles Needles
Rosewood Needles
Was $20.50
Now $15.37
(25% off!)
Lantern Moon Ebony Wood Sox Stix Needles
Ebony Wood Sox Stix
Was $23.00
Now $17.25
(25% off!)
Lantern Moon Rosewood Circulars Needles
Rosewood Circular Needles
Was $27.50
Now $20.62
(25% off!)


We also have some wonderful yarn from Crystal Palace, Lana Grossa, Manos del Uruguay, and Zitron on sale now!

Crystal Palace Plus Solid Yarn
Crystal Palace Plus Solid
Was $7.30
Now $5.47
(25% off!)
Lana Grossa Meilenweit Soja Print Yarn
Lana Grossa Meilenweit Soja Print
Was $8.50
Now $6.37
(25% off!)
Manos Del Uruguay Serena Solids Yarn
Manos Serena Solids
Was $13.00
Now $9.75
(25% off!)
Zitron Lifestyle Yarn
Zitron Lifestyle
Was $9.95
Now $7.46
(25% off!)


Lorna's Laces Green Line Dk and Worsted: Save 50%

Each week, we'll be getting new colors of the Green Line DK and Worsted from Lorna's Laces and we'll be selling them at 50% off. If you see a color you like, grab it quickly because once we sell out, we're out! Here are a few of the colors we have in stock this week:

Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Bittersweet
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Ysolda Red
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Shadow
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Child's Play
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
 
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