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May 2011 Limited Edition Color Newsletter

 
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In this issue:

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      May Limited Edition Color: The White Witch's Lure  
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Shepherd Sock Shepherd Worsted Shepherd Sport
Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb Yarn Baby Me Boo Honor Pearl Greenline DK

The White Witch's Lure - May 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 skeins of Greenline DK... NOW 50% OFF.

Let this month's Limited Edition color lure you into the temptation of spring with its invigorating floral blend of rosewater pinks, deep lilacs, luscious lemons, and just a splash of magenta for good measure.

The White Witch's Lure was actually designed by a former employee, who sadly parted ways with us a few months ago to pursue her Master of Arts Degree and assistant teach. Amerique - our connoisseur of everything bright and cheery, including 80's music and unicorns - suitably gravitated towards this brilliant blend of colors simply because, well, in her own words, "they are just so happy"! This sentiment, of course, matches our own, especially this time of year when these same colors abound everywhere from Mother's Day bouquets to the tulips in my neighbor's yard.

Originally entitled "Turkish Delight", we couldn't help but resist appreciating the link between this particular sweet and one of our favorite fantasy series of all time (next to Harry Potter and Twilight, of course), The Chronicles of Narnia. I'm sure you'll remember the signature scene in the first book (and movie) where the Witch Witch tempts Edmund with none other than Turkish Delight! Thus, the "White Witch's Lure" was born and we're getting a toothache just looking at this delicious color-blend! Grab a hank or two of The White Witch's Lure for an irresistible spring beret, a pair of decadent picnic socks, or perhaps an entire bag for a wispy and feminine cardigan!

So, this one goes out to our good friend (and spectacular artist), Amerique, and to the wonderful temptation of spring!

 
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      Patterns to Bewitch and Enchant  
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Indigirl

There is a line of patterns that we've been dying to introduce you to, but they've been flying off the shelf so quickly, it's been hard to keep them in stock! We're talking of course about Indigirl, a pattern line designed by Amy Swenson. If you're looking for patterns to use for your White Witch's Lure, these just might get your taste buds rolling. What I particularly love about Indigirl patterns are the practical but easy life-saving design features. For example, the Every Last Yard cardigan is designed to use up, well, every last yard of your yarn! This wispy cardigan features lovely lace paneling and requires only 4-6 hanks of White Witch's Lure in Shepherd Worsted.

Cilantro is a lovely leaf shawl bursting with versatility. One hank of Shepherd Sock or Helen's Lace will make up the fingering weight version in no time! Or, how about thinking ahead for the fall and winter and using two hanks of the Baby Me Boo or Lion and Lamb for a cheery and warm wrap? Our most popular pattern is, by far, the Cloudchaser Vest. 4-6 hanks of the delectable Honor will make up this sumptuous soft design, but be sure to also check out Watershed as only 2-3 hanks of the Shepherd Worsted will make this cropped cardi up in no time! Using Pearl will make the cardigan the perfect light cover-up for cool summer nights!

 
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      Lana Grossa Spring/Summer 2011 Collection  
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Brand New Lana Grossa Yarn and Books

The top European distributor, Lana Grossa, has really outdone themselves this time with their Spring and Summer 2011 Collection!

Alta Moda Estate is the perfect choice for those spring knitters out there who are eager to have their first summer project be quick, easy, and ready to wear. A worsted weight wrap yarn that is available in a gorgeous palette of soft, neutral colors, this is scrumptiously soft to the touch. With a blend of 90% cotton and 10% nylon, this plushy plump yarn is the epitome of lightweight wear. I love, love, love this casual cowl necked pullover knit from the Estate, as well as this gorgeous lace panel pullover!


Looking for something with a little more pizzazz to jazz up your summertime wear? Festa is Europe's own answer to the glitter-craze that's lately sweeping the nation. A DK weight thread-like texture, Festa will be perfect for any project you want to use to sparkle up your outfit. Knit up this stunning Lace Top to pair with a skirt or jeans for a nice subdued effect or make up some nifty scarves to jazz up your evening wear. Crochet? Check out this delectable Festa Top with a stunning flower center panel!

Lana Grossa Festa Lace Top
Festa Lace Top
From $112.00 to $136.00
Lana Grossa Festa Yarn
Festa - Powder Blue
$14.00
Lana Grossa Festa Yarn
Festa -Burnt Sienna
$14.00
Lana Grossa Festa Top
Festa Crochet Top
From $112.00 to $136.00

Coccinella, with 145 yards a ball, is the perfect yarn to make a summertime cover-up that will also double as casual eveningwear. The cotton, acrylic, and rayon blend will give your garment fantastic drape, absorbency and durability, just what you want for your adventures under the sun! The rippled tweedy spots give the knitted fabric a very unique and stylized look with just enough sheen to wear to a dinner outing! I absolutely adore this short-sleeved cardigan and Kimono-esque top, both are ideal for upcoming trips to Lake Tahoe!

Be sure to also check out the brand new pattern support, brimming with fresh and fashion-forward designs. These offer some great kit ideas, like the ones listed above, so you can try out these fantastic spring and summer yarns while knitting up a spectacular fabric to wear all year long!

Wool Watcher Be on the look-out on Wool Watcher this Monday, May 9th, to snag some Festa at an amazing price!

 
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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!

cocoknits Cocoknits Patterns - Maude
cocoknits - Maude
$7.00
The ultra-classic movie "Sound of Music" inspired Cocoknits, one of our latest pattern lines that we now carry in the shop. Designed by Julie Weisenberger, who lived in Salzburg, Austria when she learned how to knit (she loves to say she was taught by singing nuns), these patterns are truely unique and flattering and will appeal to a wide range of knitters. From the vintage apron-style of Maude to the dramatic drape of Yvonne, there is a style here for everyone!
Rozetti Tundra Yarn
Rozetti Tundra Yarn
$12.00
If you are looking for a little bit of ruffle in your yarn stash, then Rozetti Tundra is the yarn for you! Similar to Trendsetter's Cha-Cha, the Tundra is a lovely ribbon yarn with a lot of flare. Available in four luscious solids and eight colorful variegated blends, this yarn is perfect as a ruffled edging on any knitting project or as is for a dramatic scarf or shawl. It's so much fun, you'll want to knit this up in every color!

Wool Watcher We'll be offering up some of these lovely skeins on Wool Watcher on May 10th, Tuesday, so be sure to keep your eye on the puppy!

Bryspun Rosewood Cable Needles Accessories - Rosewood Cable Needle Set
Bryspun Rosewood Cable Needle Set
$7.50
I need to always have a few sets of cable needles on hand since I always seem to misplace them or forget to tote them along with me. Bryspun's latest Rosewood Cable Needles are definitely going to join my little crew. This set arrives in three different sizes so you can work cables with any gauge you're working with, plus the needles are crafted out of beautiful Rosewood, known for its durability, super-smooth finish, and gorgeous sheen!
Lantern Moon Seagrass Tower Accessories - Mini 3 Tier
Lantern Moon Seagrass Tower - Mini 3 Tier
$90.00
All of my spring cleaning prayers have been answered: an organizational storage method...designed by knitters. These handy three-tiered towers will not only keep your stash organized and well protected from nosy moths but it looks good, too, so you can keep them on display anywhere (say goodbye to piles of shoeboxes in your closet)! Available in three different sizes and height to tame any stash size.
 
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      Crochet Corner  
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Addi Crochet Hook Booster Sets are now in stock!

Addi Click Crochet Hook Accessory Set Needles
Addi Click Crochet Hook Booster Pack
$59.50

Several of our customers have been waiting in eager anticipation for the addi Crochet Hook Booster sets and they have finally arrived!! This set can act as a stand alone-simply pair it with one of addi's cord sets and addi's latest Heartstopper and you're ready to start hooking! Complete with eight different sized hooks (from US E to US M), use them by themselves for regular crochet or pair with the cord set and Heartstopper for Tunisian crochet, double-ended crochet, picking up stitches, and oh so much more!

Sheryl Thies Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet
Sheryl Thies Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet
$22.99
Now that you have everything you need for Tunisian Crochet, you'll be sure to want to add this book to your collection! Sheryl Thies's latest book, Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet provides step by step instructions on how to master this seemingly forgotten fiber art with accompanying photos that will help you along the way! Of course, then there are the patterns! From fun and funky neck pillows and deliciously exquisite shawls to slimming cardigans and entrelac stoles, this book has everything you need to know to master Tunisian crochet!
Rowan Siena 4ply Corsica
Rowan Siena 4ply Corsica
From $80.55 to $125.35
Although Rowan's Summer Crochet was released last year, as a fellow crocheter, I simply felt obligated including it in this issue's Crochet Corner since summer is here to stay! This book is a necessity for your crochet book collection - even strict knitters have bought a copy - with so many intricate designs that are delicately feminine, entirely eye-appealing, and oh-so comfortable! With just one glance at this Corsica cardigan, you'll be waiting eagerly by the mailbox for your copy to arrive! Check out more designs in the book here (the first four are from the book).
Susan Cropper Vintage Crochet
Susan Cropper Vintage Crochet
$19.95
About two weeks ago, I asked Sandy what crochet books she likes and her eyes literally popped open when she replied "Vintage Crochet"! Crocheters and knitters alike will delight in this fabulous book by Susan Cropper with thirty crochet patterns for gifts, home, the garden, and to wear! Although these designs are vintage inspired, they are in no way outdated; rather, they are breathtaking, absolutely lovely, and delightfully innovative. I particularly love this adorable Blue Sky Alpacas Sportweight Sienna headband and Betty Shrug!
 
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      James Dunn Concert  
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Any country fans out there that are or will be in the Bay Area on May 28th, you might want to stop by The Plough and Stars Irish pub as our good friend James Dunn will be playing!
James Dunn

A great friend (we go way back to my Raleigh, North Carolina days!) and incredible country singer and guitar picker, we actually feature his songs on both the opening and closing bookends in all of our video reviews and instructional videos! So, if you've watched any of our videos we have posted on our site, we're sure you've heard his music before. Check out more of his music and tour dates at jamesdunn.com!

 
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      Sale Update  
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Select luxury yarns from Knitting Fever: Now Save Up to 40% Off!
Louisa Harding's Rossetti is a gorgeous Italian yarn that is now 30% off! With a touch of texture, a dash of ripple, and a roving combo of wool and silk, this bulky weight yarn is a sight to see and a dream to work with! For those Noro fans out there, select colors of Silk Garden Sock are now 40% off! I've really had some trouble fighting off the drool with this one!.

For those knitters out there looking for an all around fabulous yarn that can be used for the whole family, be sure to look into Ella Rae's Classic Wool and Katia's Azteca. Classic Wool is a worsted-weight heathered yarn with a gorgeous textured effect. Of course, for those of you who just can't get enough of self-striping color goodness, Azteca will be a fantastic choice! Available in gorgeous earth tones and 197 yards a ball, this is the perfect yarn to use for fun picnic blankets, kids cardigans, and everything in between!

Louisa Harding Rossetti Yarn
Louisa Harding Rossetti
Was $8.95
Now $6.25
(30% off!)
Louisa Harding Rossetti Yarn
Louisa Harding Rossetti
Was $8.95
Now $6.25
(30% off!)
Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn
Noro Silk Garden Sock
Was $19.95
Now $11.95
(40% off!)
Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn
Noro Silk Garden Sock
Was $19.95
Now $11.95
(40% off!)
Ella Rae Classic Wool Yarn
Ella Rae
Classic Wool

Was $6.95
Now $4.85
(30% off!)
Ella Rae Classic Wool Yarn
Ella Rae
Classic Wool

Was $6.95
Now $4.85
(30% off!)
Katia Azteca Yarn
Katia
Azteca Yarn

Was $15.95
Now $11.15
(30% off!)
Katia Azteca Yarn
Katia
Azteca Yarn

Was $15.95
Now $11.15
(30% off!)

Trendsetter Yarn Now on Sale: 50% off!
Select colors of the lovely and glamorous, Trendsetter Dune, are now on sale! This glitzy mohair metallic yarn has been setting the style standards for years and is the perfect yarn to have on hand for those last minute gifts! Considered a bulky weight and calling for a size 10 needle, 2-3 skeins will make a beautiful sparkly scarf. Also check out Filosophy, a fine ribbon-like yarn made of super-soft polyamide and cotton. Perfect for those summertime projects, this worsted weight yarn weighs in at 110 yards and is available in five spring-tastic colors. Grab a few for any type of unique and enviable warm weather project!

Trendsetter Dune Yarn
Trendsetter
Dune

Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Trendsetter Dune Yarn
Trendsetter
Dune

Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Trendsetter Filosophy Yarn
Trendsetter Filosophy
Was $11.50
Now $5.75
(50% off!)
Trendsetter Filosophy Yarn
Trendsetter Filosophy
Was $11.50
Now $5.75
(50% off!)

Select Schulana Yarns Now On Sale: 50% Off!
Schulana SuperCotton is an awesome yarn for those summertime projects. With 70% cotton and 30% elastic in a heavy worsted weight, this yarn is perfect for that summer sweater or top you've been wanting to make. The fact that it's machine washable makes it perfect for adult and kid's sweaters alike. Merino Cotton 90 is a gorgeous blend of merino wool and cotton. This worsted weight yarn is quite possibly the quintessential all-seasons yarn! Not only does it come in lovely colors, but it's the perfect weight for sweaters that can be worn year-round.

Schulana Merino Cotton 90 Yarn
Schulana Merino Cotton 90 Yarn
Was $10.95
Now $5.47
(50% off!)
Schulana Merino Cotton 90 Yarn
Schulana Merino Cotton 90 Yarn
Was $10.95
Now $5.47
(50% off!)
Schulana SuperCotton Yarn
Schulana SuperCotton Yarn
Was $9.95
Now $4.50
(54% off!)
Schulana SuperCotton Yarn
Schulana SuperCotton Yarn
Was $9.95
Now $4.50
(54% off!)

Lorna's Laces Green Line DK: Save 50%
Each week, we'll be getting new colors of the Green Line DK 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
Green Line DK - The White Witch's Lure
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK - Blackberry
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK - Sheridan
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK - Clara's Garden
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
 
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      I Wear Your Shirt Day!  
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On May 13th, we will be featured on IWearYourShirt.com!
I Wear Your Shirt This website is really cool and after I found out they would be wearing our shirt, I checked it out and now I'm pretty much hooked! Just as simple as it sounds, there are five quirky and fun people that will each be wearing our Jimmy Beans Wool T-shirt and creating Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube content to rave about our lovely yarn store! Yay!

We're pretty excited and we encourage you all to check it out!
 
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