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January 2011 Limited Edition Color Newsletter

 
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In this issue:

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      January Limited Edition Color: Nicole's 1st Anniversary  
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Shepherd Sock Shepherd Worsted Shepherd Sport Helen's Lace Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb Yarn
Honor Baby Me Boo Green Line Worsted Greenline DK Lorna's Laces Pearl Yarn

Nicole's 1st Anniversary - January 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.

The first color of 2011 is another "first": Nicole's 1st Anniversary! Nicole is one of the gals at the shop responsible for speedily shipping your JBW packages to you, and she also happens to be one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet! Inspired by the color scheme of her wedding, Nicole's 1st Anniversary is a rich blend of dark chocolaty brown and bright Tiffany's blue. When I asked Nicole how she came up with such a stunning, yet simple color combination she told me she had no idea... but I'm guessing it had something to do with her excessive creative genius. Starting with a deep, velvety brown, one of her favorite colors as well as the color of plain M&Ms (the favorite snack of Nicole and CJ, her husband), she stumbled upon a clear, vibrant robin's egg blue that accented the dark chocolate beautifully. We are all thrilled with how well these colors translated into a Limited Edition color that is both elegant and versatile. Whether you are using it for a baby blanket, socks or a lacy wrap, Nicole's 1st Anniversary is sure to result in a gorgeous finished project!

    Nicoles wedding     Nicoles wedding

In case you were wondering (I know I love marriage stories!), Nicole and CJ were married on April 10th, 2010 at the church Our Lady of Wisdom on the University of Nevada, Reno's campus, the same church where they met five years previously. You may be thinking, "Wait, it's not April already is it?!" -don't worry, it's still January :) CJ is a member of the Army National Guard and will be deploying the first week of this month for approximately 400 days, so sadly he will be halfway around the world on their true first anniversary. We thought Nicole's 1st Anniversary was the perfect way to start off the New Year as a tribute to the relationships we have built over the past years and to the adventures still ahead of us. From all of us at Jimmy Beans Wool, Happy New Year! We hope the next twelve months are full of love, laughter, fun times and plenty of yarn :)

 
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      New Spud & Chloe Patterns and Colors  
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New Spud & Chloe!

New patterns from Spud & Chloe! These 7 spunky patterns feature your favorite Spud & Chloe yarns and are sure to become instant classics. If you've got a baby or grandbaby on the way, the Bunny Hat and Blanket is a must-crochet project. This adorable pattern includes instructions for a cute bunny hat complete with pom pom tail and a matching baby blanket! And don't forget those baby toes! The Lots O' Socks pattern includes instructions for 6 hard-to-find sizes for tiny feet. For the babies who prefer to be called young adults, The Best Friend Sweater and Be Tween Cardigan are guaranteed to become treasured staples of any teenage girl's wardrobe. The trendy yet simple design of both of these sweaters definitely speaks to the next generation of fashionistas!

If you are a new knitter looking for an easy but stylish project take a peek at the Four Square Pillows Pattern. These mod pillows can be knit in the round or in pieces and seamed together. Either way these simple designs are a breeze to knit from start to finish!

Free Shipping and Free Hook!
Valentine Cardigan
$7.00

Hoping to knit something for yourself? Spud & Chloe have new patterns for you too! The Valentine Cardigan is a summery sweater knit with as little as four hanks of Fine. The simple lines and lace patterns make Valentine a casually elegant cardigan that can be dressed up or down. If your New Year's resolution is to knit your first sweater, consider the Polly Pullover. Using bulky weight Outer, Polly will fly off your needles, plus the easy top-down construction means no seams!

Corresponding with the release of their new patterns, Spud & Chloe has also released brand new colors in all of the weights: Outer, Fine, and Sweater. Be sure to check them out as we're sure you'll find the most fitting one for your new pattern!
Spud & Chloe Outer Yarn
Outer -
Bubble

$13.80
Spud & Chloe Fine Yarn
Fine -
Green Bean

$11.00
Spud & Chloe Fine Yarn
Fine -
Dragonfly

$11.00
Spud & Chloe Sweater Yarn
Sweater -
Barn

$12.40
 
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      Isager Alpaca 2 Yarn  
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Alpaca 2 Yarn

If you are a fan of Isager's Wool 1 yarn, be sure to try Alpaca 2, our latest addition from Isager! This light DK weight alpaca and merino wool blend comes in a rainbow of beautiful, naturally dyed colors. Each 50g hank is 270 yards of finger-pleasing fiber that is perfect for delicate, lacy projects such as wraps and shawls or lightweight pullovers, sweater vests and cardigans! The merino wool provides for an excellent hand while the super-soft alpaca adds just a slight angelic hue to your finished fabric.

It's no wonder this yarn is incredibly dynamic when you know whose the gal behind the scenes. Marianne Isager, the founder and owner of Isager Yarns, is an eclectic designer from Denmark whose wonderful books have become exceptional treasuries of exquisite patterns and designs. An avid world-traveller, Isager continually seeks out the distinctive character and beauty expressed in textiles and reflects these cultural nuances in her designs, while also adding her own touch of Scandanavian style. Check out the "Summer in Tokyo" kit, knit in Alpaca 2, for a classic example of Isager at her best!

Whether its Marianne Isager's unique philosophy on knitting or her characteristically high-quality yarns, we know you won't be disappointed! In fact, Sandy jumped right in and has already bought a few skeins for her own stash. She is planning to use one of these gorgeous hanks for the latest pattern from Never Not Knitting, the Autumn Vines Beret! I can't wait to see it knit up but knowing Sandy, I know I won't have to wait too long until its finished and up on our project log!

Alpaca 2
Alpaca 2

 
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      Fun Stuff: Notions, Yarn, and New Editions!  
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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!

Soak Wash Heel Accessories - '11 January - Nicole's 1st Anniversary
Soak Wash Heel - Nicole's 1st Anniversary
$9.95
Grab a tub or two of Heel in this month's Lorna's Limited Edition Color, Nicole's 1st Anniversary! This all-natural foot cream adds the perfect finishing touch to a hand knit gift of the same color, especially a pair of socks! Heel's unique combination of soothing ingredients are the awesome antidote to the effect dry winter weather can have on your feet!
Addi Click Lace Needles
Addi Click Lace
$169.95
Back with a vengeance, the Addi Lace Clicks are in stock for good! If you were one of our customers who couldn't grab these in time before they sold out, not to worry! We've received another large batch of these sets just in time for you to start thinking about knitting up that nice summery shawl (springtime will be here sooner than you think)! Oh so popular and perfected to the "T", the Click Lace sets will be your all-time favorite knitting accessory for the new year!
Kim Dolce Dolce Handknits: Simple, Sophisticated Designs
Dolce Handknits: Simple, Sophisticated Designs
$24.99
Dolce Handknits: Simple, Sophisticated Designs, a new book from Kim Dolce, owner of Dolce Handknits, definitely lives up to its name. A collection of her most popular designs, these patterns are timeless classics with a contemporary feel. If you're searching for some post-holiday knitting inspiration, this book is a great place to start! Two of our favorite projects, also available as kits, are the Charleston Cardigan and Sedona Pullover. The Charleston, knit with Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton, is the perfect cardigan for those who enjoy detail oriented projects. Featuring a separate lace panel along the bottom and delicate edging around the neckline and sleeves, Charleston is almost as fun to knit as it is to wear! For lovers of sweaters that can be worn to work or on a lazy Sunday afternoon, Sedona fits the bill. Using a unique fluted rib stitch and knit with the ultra soft Suri Merino from Blue Sky Alpacas, this sweater is sure to become an instant favorite!
Verena Knitting Books - 2010/2011 Winter
Verena - 2010/2011 Winter
$7.99
From colorful country classics to chic urban apparel, the Winter 2010 Issue of Verena Knitting Magazine features a wide variety of the latest trends in European knitwear. For those of you looking for elegant and sophisticated projects to start off your 2011 knitting, this issue of Verena is definitely the way to go! One of my favorite designs has to be the Charlotte Raglan Sweater which is knit in Rowan Renew. The bold stitch patterns and cabling give this sweater a rustic appeal. For those who prefer refined Parisian fashion be sure to check out the Glacier Cardigan! Knit with Berroco's Ultra Alpaca Light, the simple, fitted lines of this timeless cardigan add extra class to any outfit!
Interweave Press Interweave Crochet Magazine Books - '10 Winter
Interweave Crochet - '10 Winter
$6.99
If your an avid crocheter, be sure to pick up the Winter 2010 Issue of Interweave Crochet! In true Interweave style there are over 20 fabulous patterns including sweaters, colorful mittens, the cutest girl's jumper ever, a handsome vest and more! The Aspenglow Jacket, crocheted with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted has to be one of my favorites. I just love the asymmetrical design and intricate stitch pattern. Another favorite design here at the shop is the Frosted Windowpane Pullover crocheted in the luxurious Manos Silk Blend. The loose yet fitted nature of this lightweight sweater is great for layering and looks flattering on just about any figure!

PolarKnits Mini StitchDots
Mini StitchDots
$8.98
Never lose your place again! Mini StitchDots are the latest from PolarKnits and geared towards sock and shawl knitters. Smaller than the original StitchDots, Mini StitchDots come in sets of 30 and are marked with common knitting abbreviations so you can forget about forgetting where or what you are doing... at least when it comes to your knitting :) Store them in the ultra-cute sock pouch or the mini coin purse that are both included!
Lantern Moon French Knot Case
French Knot Case
$37.00
New from Lantern Moon, the French Knot Case comes in your choice of Lime or Orange. These gorgeous taffeta pouches, featuring hand embroidered French knot detailing, are the perfect place to keep all your fiber arts accessories in one convenient location!
Louisa Harding Knitting in the Details
Knitting in the Details
$22.95
If nothing else, this beautifully photographed book from best-selling author and knitwear designer Louisa Harding will be superb eye-candy for knitters everywhere! Of course, with a creative genius such as Louisa Harding sharing her expertise, there's no doubt you'll be able to pick up a few tips and tricks, as well. Knitting In The Details focuses on adding details to projects that will bring your knitting to the next level. Featuring 24 small, quick-to-knit projects, this book covers embellishment techniques such as ribbon embroidery, bead knitting, applique and more!
Skacel Stitch Marker Bracelet Accessories - Sheep
Stitch Marker Bracelet - Sheep
$36.00
Commissioned by Skacel from a local northwest beading artist, the Sheep Stitch Marker Bracelets are the definition of functional fashion! Five adorable sheep charms/markers dangle from this trendy bracelet and the spring clasps make it all too easy to deattach and reattach these handy stitch markers as needed! No matter where you are, you'll never be scrounging in your bag for a spare stitch marker again!
 
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      Free Pattern: The Woven Bag  
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Introducing...The Woven Bag

The Woven Bag by designer Talitha Kuomi was one of the final patterns chosen for the Landscape Collection Design Contest and is now available for free on our Free Patterns Page! The innovative construction yields a sturdy shoulder bag that can carry anything from groceries to a laptop. The braided straps add texture and character and the outside pocket give the bag extra dimension, as well as a great place to stash your cell phone! Knit with 8 skeins of the ultra soft Chunky Alpaca yarn from Misti Alpaca the Woven Bag works up beautifully in any of the 12 Landscape Collection colorways dyed exclusively for Jimmy Beans!

The Woven Bag
Free Woven Bag Pattern
by Talitha Kuomi
Uses 8 hanks of the Landscape Collection

A knitter since childhood, mother of three, and a former designer of custom wedding gowns, Talitha traded in her needle and thread for a pair of sticks and a ball of yarn when it became dangerously apparent that young children and fine fabrics do not play well together. Talitha has quite the flare for hand knit designs and we're hoping to see much more of her in the future! You can check out more of her work on her website www.talithakuomi.com or find her on Ravelry!

Check it out...and be sure to look for future designs from Talitha Kuomi.

 
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      Sale Update  
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Nashua and Gedifra Now on Sale: 45%-49% off!
Select Nashua yarns are now on sale! Ecologie Wool, Paradise, and Shenandoah are hard enough to resist as they are, but now at 45% off these affordable yarns are even more enticing! Grab a few balls of these yarns for a pair of fingerless gloves or several for an ultra comfy pullover!

Also on sale is select Gedifra yarn-now 45% off! If you love plush, chunky yarns you've got to try Videra. This sumptuous fiber is a gorgeous multi-color wool blend and makes an excellent choice for quick knits such as hats and scarves! Another bulky yarn featuring single-ply construction and tweedy flecks, Riana Big is perfect for simple sweater vests and cozy cowls!

Nashua Shenandoah Yarn
Nashua
Shenandoah

Was $7.50
Now $4.12
(45% off!)
Nashua Ecologie Wool Yarn
Nashua Ecologie Wool
Was $8.95
Now $4.92
(45% off!)
Nashua Paradise Yarn
Nashua
Paradise

Was $7.95
Now $4.37
(45% off!)
Nashua Paradise Yarn
Nashua
Paradise

Was $7.95
Now $4.37
(45% off!)
Gedifra Videra Yarn
Gedifra Videra
Was $9.95
Now $5.47
(45% off!)
Gedifra Videra Yarn
Gedifra Videra
Was $9.95
Now $5.47
(45% off!)
Gedifra Riana Big Yarn
Gedifra Riana Big
Was $8.95
Now $4.93
(44% off!)
Gedifra Riana Big Yarn
Gedifra Riana Big
Was $8.95
Now $4.93
(44% off!)
 

Wool Watcher Alert: Select Berroco Yarns
Keep an eye on Wool Watcher in the next few weeks as some of your favorite Berroco yarns will be making an appearance! Among others you could grab a hank or two of glimmery glam Bonsai, self-patterning Sox, soft and versatile Pure Merino Heather and the ever popular Softwist Colors!

Berroco Bonsai Yarn
Bonsai
$6.50
Berroco Sox Yarn
Sox
$13.00
Berroco Pure Merino Heather Yarn
Pure Merino
Heather

$9.00
Berroco Softwist Colors Yarn
Softwist Colors
$6.50
 

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 Worsted Yarn
Worsted -
Nicole's 1st Anniversary

Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Worsted -
Black Watch

Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
DK -
Jeans

Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
DK -
Carol Green

Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
 
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      Congratulations Koigu Design Contest Winners!  
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Jimmy Beans Bucks

The finalists have been chosen for the Koigu Skeinlette Design Contest and Giveaway! Congratulations from all of us at Jimmy Beans to Tracy, Lelah and Daria - we look forward to seeing your creative and inspired design proposals come to life! Each finalist has received approximately 50-75 grams of Koigu KPPPM yarn in a rainbow of random colors to use for their final designs. The three finished projects will then be posted to our blog in mid-January and it will be up to you (yes, you!) to vote on your favorite, so keep an eye on the blog! The stakes are high as the winner will receive bragging rights and 3 skeins of delicious Koigu KPPPM yarn!

Missed out on the contest? Be sure to keep track of our blog as we're always thinking up of fun contest ideas and giveaways (and, of course, lots lots more)!

 
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      All I Want for 2011 Is...  
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Didn't get what you were hoping for this holiday season? If you're all about avoiding that hideous sweater from Great Aunt Mary or combination juicer/tea infuser/bread making machine from your in-laws, consider sharing your Jimmy Beans Wool Wishlist with your friends and family! The easy to access Wishlist gives loved ones the chance to give you what you really want while still maintaining the element of surprise! For those of you who have not utilized the handy dandy Wishlist feature on our website, now is a great time to check it out!

To start your Wishlist simply log into your JBW account and start shopping! When you find something you want, say, 3 hanks of Tosh Merino Light in Bungalow for the Hay Cardigan pattern (mental note, add pattern next!), update the quantity and color using the dropdown menu as if you were going to add the yarn to your cart, but instead click "Add To Wishlist". Voila! You can now keep a running tally of all the yarn, needles, patterns, and notions you are hoping to use for future projects!

Madeline Tosh Merino Light


You or someone hoping to give you a meaningful gift can access your Wishlist by clicking on "Accounts" at the top of the home page, then "View Wishlists" and simply typing in your e-mail address where prompted. The Wishlist is also a great way to keep yourself organized for future projects and avoiding those sneak attack impulse buys!

 
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      Rewards are available now!  
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Bucks

One last reminder to mention before you start shopping... the first round of 2011 Jimmy Beans Bucks are available to use! If you earned a reward, your reward and free shipping coupon are both currently in your account. Just make sure to log into your account while ordering and you will see both. We have already sent out the email notifications with your reward amount and your personalized free shipping coupon code - hopefully you have already taken a look!

If you didn't earn a reward or aren't familiar with this incredible FREE YARN program take a look now! In a nutshell, if you have a JBW account and made purchases last quarter (October 1st - December 31st), you received an account credit equal to 5% of those purchases (with a few rules, of course). We were very excited to issue even more rewards during this round compared to the previous three rounds -- we really hope everyone enjoys this program!! :)

 
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      Thanks for Reading and Happy Knitting!  
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