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October 2012 Lorna's Limited Edition Newsletter

 
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      Elect Your Favorite October Lorna's Limited Edition Colorway  
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Election day in the US is quickly approaching...can you believe it's almost November already? In honor of this once-every-four-years occasion, we've created not one but FOUR limited editions colors for October! Whether you're a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or None of the Above, you now have a special Lorna's Laces colorway to express your political persuasion...but more importantly, to make something pretty! For example, one skein of Worsted is enough to make a cozy hat using Kristen's free pattern, Knitted (or Crochet) Hats for the Whole Family!

In the spirit of the election season, we thought it would be fun to run our own mock election. Each skein of the '12 October colors in both Shepherd Sock and Shepherd Worsted that sell will count as a "vote". The color that sells the most in those two weights during the month of October will be declared the winner! We will keep a running tally on our home page until a winner is determined so you can keep a close eye as our mock election progresses. These colors may be party-affiliated, but remember, it is the substance of the color that matters!

All four colorways will be available in Shepherd Sock and Shepherd Worsted. In addition, Red State and Blue State are available in Helen's Lace, Honor, Lion and Lamb, Shepherd Sport, Solemate and Sportmate.

**Please note: this mock election is not affiliated with any political party and is not representative of the actual US elections - we're just having some fun!
 
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      Fyberspates Grab Bags and Sumptuous Sale Yarn!  
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Rachel, Gina May, Erika and many of the other gals at the shop had a little too much fun helping unpack our latest arrival from Fyberspates. Let's just say their stashes have grown by more than a few skeins. ;) Why? A glorious box of splendiferous shop ends! You may remember Jeni of Fyberspates from the September LLE newsletter. She is the genius behind the lusciously luxurious Scrumptious yarns.
Grab Bags


Jeni not only offers her Scrumptious line but also a variety of other sumptuous bases she hand dyes herself! We asked her if she would be kind enough to send us all of her shop ends and, of course, being the oh-so nice person she is, she sent us more than enough for us to create some must-have grab bags (trust us, one skein won't be enough). These skeins are first quality leftovers that would love a home in your stash - or even better, on your needles!
Grouped in seperate color families, there is a choice of Lace (includes 2 skeins), Sock (includes 3 skeins) or Super Surprise (includes 3 skeins of either Sock, DK and/or Worsted).

Wool WatcherWhat could be better than these amazing grab bags? These amazing grab bags on Wool Watcher! Keep your eyes peeled Saturday, Sunday, and Monday on the 6th, 7th and 8th, as this deal gets even better at an unbelievable discount!

Prefer hand picking your hand dyes so you know what you're getting? Not a problem! The other two boxes that arrived with those shop ends contained three incredible sale yarns. Hand dyed to perfection, in a myriad of gorgeous tonal shades, these yarns are exclusive to JBW! We've only got a limited amount in stock, so if you see a color you like, grab it before it disappears. The three yarns are as follows:
  • Bamboozle Sock, a superwash and merino blend with 437 yards per 100g hank, this yarn practically glows in the tonal colorways.
  • Faery Lace, a soft, feather weight merino and nylon blend with 1312 yards per hank - that's the same number as our address!
  • Pure Silk 4ply, the perfect yarn indulgence. A light fingering weight, this delicate yarn is simply stunning (and incredibly soft!).
Fyberspates Bamboozle Sock Yarn
Fyberspates Bamboozle Sock Yarn
Was $29.95
Now $17.95
(40% off!)
Fyberspates Bamboozle Sock Yarn
Fyberspates Bamboozle Sock Yarn
Was $29.95
Now $17.95
(40% off!)
Fyberspates Faery Lace Yarn
Fyberspates Faery Lace Yarn
Was $29.95
Now $17.95
(40% off!)
Fyberspates Pure Silk 4ply Yarn
Fyberspates Pure Silk 4ply Yarn
Was $46.50
Now $27.90
(40% off!)
 
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      Rowan 2012 Fall/Winter Collection  
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I have challenged myself to introduce six of the new Rowan yarns to you in sixty-six words, so here goes nothing! Yes! 66 on the nose!
And now for the fun part, what you can do with these yarns!

The most popular Rowan collection of the season so far is Purelife Wintertide. Using yarns from Rowan's Purelife British Sheep Breeds line, this booklet contains 16 traditional knits that will become a staple in your winter wardrobe, like the cozy Salthouse Cardigan! Parisian Nights, on the other hand, highlights the fashion forward potential of Rowan yarns including Kidsilk Haze, Anchor Artist Metallic and Fine Lace. These dressy knits are sparkly and stylish - perfect for a night out on the town! I can't leave out my personal fav, Easy Winter Knits. With over 20 sweater and accessory projects, all patterns use the chunky Rowan yarns: Big Wool, Alpaca Chunky and Drift. All designed by the talented Martin Story, these quick knits (like the Sushi Vest or Tala Hat) are perfect for instant-gratification projects or last-minute gifts. Of course there is always more from Rowan, be sure to check out these books as well featuring their new fall yarns!
 
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      Knitted Costume Ideas for Halloween!  
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For those who are a little weary of the politics talk by now and are more looking towards what to wear for Halloween, we've compiled a list of hand knit and sewing costume ideas! The best part? Starting the 1st of November you can absorb these garments directly into your everyday wardrobe!

If you don't have project A.D.D. and your needles are quick (the clock is ticking!), consider becoming the lovely Audrey Hepburn a la Breakfast at Tiffany's for an evening in the Audrey Coat, knit with two strands of Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Alpaca Sportweight yarn. Travel back further in time and pose as Amelia Earheart with the Bomber Jacket from Dovetail Designs. Or grab your tiara and declare yourself Princess for a day in the Evening Empire Dress by Anna Maria Horner! Other larger projects ideas could include the Steampunk-esque Versailles jacket or Churchmouse's Ribbed Pencil Skirt - perfect for being a Librarian or Professor!
Accessories are a necessity for pulling a costume together. Even if you've got your alter ego selected for this coming Halloween, don't forget those finishing touches! For all you flappers out there, check out the 1920s Ribbon Hat and Ryll Headband! Victorian era gals and vaudeville performers, don't miss out on Ysolda's Veyla Mitts and the Crochet Lace Stockings from the Fall 2012 Vogue. Witches and gypsies, the Regia Lace Shawl or Grace Akhrem's Crashing Waves Cowl are both excellent ways to ward of an autumn chill with the magic of lace!
And now for my favorite suggestions, the one-piece-wonders! For all the kids out there, these head-warmers double as awesome costumes: Spud and Chloe's Hoot Hat, Fruit Hats from Ann Norling, and our very own Jeanne's Samurai Warrior Hat (this one can be knit in adult sizes too!). Another adult costume/hat is the Deer With Antlers Hat from Tiny Owl Knits.
 
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      Featured Products  
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Kollage Square Double Pointed Needles
Kollage Square Double Pointed Needles
$12.60
Back in June, I was walking the floor at TNNA and stopped by the Kollage booth to say hi and see what was new. Almost immediately a pair of the new and improved Square Circulars found their way into my hands and I was instantaneously sold. Long story short, I ran back to Terry and Leanne, who were also there with me, raving, "Guys, we have to get these!" And here they are! We now have both Square Circulars and 6" Square Double Points. These needles are made 100% in the USA and expertly crafted from high grade aluminum in a bright, titanium color. The square design helps to reduce stress on your hands and also aids in keeping your stitches uniform!
Pashmina Worsted - Magnolia Leaf
Pashmina Worsted - Magnolia Leaf
$26.00
After months of waiting and just in time for autumn, Madelinetosh's Pashmina Worsted has finally arrived! An unbelievably soft merino, silk and cashmere blend, this yarn is the worsted weight big sis to the classic DK weight Pashmina. With 210 yards per 100g hank, this plush, luxurious yarn is perfect for all sorts of projects from one-skein hats such as Never Not Knitting's Seedling Beret to cozy cardigans (Knitbot's Effortless Cardi would be stunning!) and winter accessories like the Scarf/Hood and Wrist Warmers by Knitting Pure and Simple. Available in 38 of our favorite shades, if you don't see the color you're looking for, just shoot us an email or give us a call and we'll get it ordered for you!
Baby Silkpaca Lace - 809 Solis
Baby Silkpaca Lace - 809 Solis
$10.80
I'm having a hard time coming up with the words to describe the latest edition to our Malabrigo inventory. The usual "really soft" and "gorgeous hand painted colorways" just doesn't seem to cut it. All the same, here it goes! Silkpaca is an exquisite blend of alpaca and silk. A plied, laceweight yarn, each 50g hank has a hefty 420 yards for just under $11. Use just one skein to make Ysolda's Ishbel shawlette or three to eight hanks for the Featherweight Cardi from Knitbot. Craving more Malabrigo? Keep an eye out, we've got more new yarns on the way!
Wisdom Book 3: Poems Reflections
Wisdom Book 3: Poems Reflections
$17.00
If you aren't already familiar with her, Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton is an amazing designer who has had her hands in the hand knitting industry since the 80s. Her latest book, Wisdom Book 3, features a variety of Wisdom Yarns' self-striping Poems fibers. Of course the colorful yarns are eye-catching in their own right, but Cornelia's designs really take the bands of saturated colors to a whole new level. Some of our favorites include the Wilcox Cardigan knit in Poems Chunky and the Parker Cardigan with its textural combination of Poems Silk and Poems Chunky.
Lantern Moon Suzette Project Bag
Lantern Moon Suzette Project Bag
$16.00
New from Lantern Moon, the Suzette Project Bags are a great option for housing your latest WIP! These project bags are made from transparent polka dot taffeta, allowing you to easily identify the project within. Featuring a drawstring-style closure in six bright colors, these roomy pouches have a 7 inch square base and are 12 inches tall when open, giving you plenty of space for your project and some of the necessities as well!
Berroco CatalogSign Up For Your Catalog Here!
Another JBW catalog is in the works! Featuring Berroco's fabulous yarns -both new and old- we can't wait to share the finished product with you! If you have received catalogs from us in the past, you are still on the mailing list so keep an eye on your mailbox this winter. Haven't received a catalog or not sure you're on our mailing list? You can easily check by logging into your Jimmy Beans Wool account, clicking on "Printed Notification Option Update" under Personal Information, and looking at the Printed Notification Options; it should read "Mail Printed Notifications". Don't have an account? You can set one up in no time by clicking here and filling out the online form! If you want to flip through past catalogs, you can access them in PDF format on our catalog homepage! Be sure to sign up soon, the final draft will be going to the printers later this month and the mailing list along with it!
 
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      Kit of the Month: Non-Partisan Political Process Mitts!  
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Imperial Yarns Tracie Too - The Political Process Mitts
Imperial Yarns Tracie Too - The Political Process Mitts
Was $21.00
Now $16.80
(20% off!)
No matter how you feel about politics, everyone can enjoy a pair of these Political Process Mitts! A free pattern found in the latest edition of Knitty, these gorgeous cabled fingerless mittens are perfect for getting your vote on as the temperature drops. Featuring Imperial Yarn's DK weight Tracie Too yarn (made right here in the USA!), these mitts take just one hank and a set of US 4 DPNs (we recommend the Dreamz needles!). At 20% off for all of October, now is the time to knit you and your friends a pair of Political Process Mitts!
 
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      Sale: Sweetwater Fabric, Louisa Harding, and More!  
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We have so many wonderful yarns (and fabrics!) are sale, but here are just a few of our favorites...

Lorna's Laces Black Sheep: 50% Off! Lorna's Laces' Black Sheep, a worsted weight wool and viscose blend, features one strand of black yarn that is plied with some of your favorite Lorna's dyed yarn! Here are some of the current most popular colors...
Black Sheep - Devon
Black Sheep - Devon
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Black Sheep - Dusk
Black Sheep - Dusk
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Black Sheep - Peppermint Mocha
Black Sheep - Peppermint Mocha
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Black Sheep - Lorna's Purple Mustang
Black Sheep - Lorna's Purple Mustang
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Sweetwater Fabrics: Starting at 27% Off! Sweetwater Fabrics are, well, pretty darn sweet! These adorable prints feature flowers and polka dots in fun fanciful colors. Select collections are now on sale including Hometown, Hometown Canvas, Make Life Canvas and Countdown To Christmas (it will be here before you know it!). The cotton prints are perfect for kids clothing and quilts, while the canvas prints are great for purses, notion pouches and home decor projects!
Hometown - Cross Town
Hometown - Cross Town
Was $10.99/yd
Now $8.00/yd
(27% off!)
Hometown Canvas - Barbershop
Hometown Canvas - Barbershop
Was $14.99/yd
Now $10.00/yd
(33% off!)
Make Life Canvas - Green Flower
Make Life Canvas - Green Flower
Was $14.50/yd
Now $10.00/yd
(31% off!)
Countdown to Christmas - Raindeer Games
Countdown to Christmas - Raindeer Games
Was $10.99/yd
Now $8.00/yd
(27% off!)
Hand Dyes at Great Prices: Starting at 15% Off! We've still got Onesies, Shorties, and Seconds! Tosh Onesies are still here, but they won't be for long -make sure to grab your favorite colors before they disappear! Also from Tosh, Prairie Short Skeins don't show up in the sale section, but are definitely worth perusing at your leisure. Just 50 yards short from a regular skein of Prairie (790 yards vs 840), these skeins are dyed to first-quality perfection in dozens of the most popular Tosh colorways! Not to be ignored, we have some amazing second quality yarns from Knit Collage. These fun, funky yarns do have some knots, too much glitter (is that even possible?!), or are thinner than normal, but that just makes them even more one-of-a-kind!
Tosh Chunky Onesies - Posy
Tosh Chunky Onesies - Posy
Was $19.50
Now $16.55
(15% off!)
Prairie Short Skein - Envy
Prairie Short Skein - Envy
$20.00
Pixie Dust 2nd Quality - Mango Glitter
Pixie Dust 2nd Quality - Mango Glitter
Was $35.00
Now $17.50
(50% off!)
Rolling Stone 2nd Quality - Midnight Garden
Rolling Stone 2nd Quality - Midnight Garden
Was $37.00
Now $18.50
(50% off!)
Ianthe and Flutter: Starting at 40% Off! Ianthe, a simple wool and cotton blend from Louisa Harding is a great yarn for showing off stitch patterns or lacework. Available in bright, springy shades, Ianthe is a great year-round yarn for sweaters, wraps and accessories! In the novelty yarn area we've got the classic Flutter eyelash yarn from Knitting Fever in ten bold colors. Ideal for adding texture and style to scarves and shawls, Flutter is a great deal at just $2.70 a ball!
Ianthe - 07 Bud
Ianthe - 07 Bud
Was $9.00
Now $5.40
(40% off!)
Ianthe - 12 Fuchsia
Ianthe - 12 Fuchsia
Was $9.00
Now $5.40
(40% off!)
Flutter - 47 Teal/Green
Flutter - 47 Teal/Green
Was $5.00
Now $2.70
(46% off!)
Flutter - 56 Multi
Flutter - 56 Multi
Was $5.00
Now $2.70
(46% off!)
 
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      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  
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Knit For A Cause Scarf
Knit something beautiful and help raise awareness of breast cancer this month (or any month!)! Packed in a sparkly organza drawstring pouch, the Breast Cancer Support Scarf comes with a selection of five fine yarns in different shades of pink with varying textures and accents, plus a simple scarf pattern. Knit it up for yourself or a friend, or give the kit to one of your favorite knitters. We donate five dollars of every kit sold to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Whether you are a seasoned knitter or just starting, this kit is easy and fun to knit, and a great way to help support breast cancer research!
 
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      Bean's Pick Of The Month: Allison!  
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Allison
Allison is one of the veteran Beans here at the shop. A woman of many talents, Allie is in charge of Yarn Logistics, keeping things hyper-organized and making sure our warehouse doesn't turn into one gigantic pile of yarn and fabric. She also happens to be Amanda's (one of our amazing purchasing gals) mom! On top of her mad product-putting-away skills, Allie is an expert on basically everything that has to do with yarn and fiber. An amazing spinner who has been featured in Spin-Off Magazines and other publications, she recently proved that on top of being able to knit anywhere, you can also spin just about anywhere, too! Every day at our morning meeting, she used a drop spindle to spin some Imperial Sliver Roving, all the while cracking jokes and keeping up with the meeting updates - talk about multi-tasking!
Now that she has completed spinning, she's using the scrumptious yarn to knit a hat, again, just during our morning meetings! Also the designer behind knittinIt patterns, Allison likes to create timeless designs that can be worn season after season and that aren't too difficult, but also help you grow as a knitter. One of our favorites, and a very relevant pattern for the upcoming elections, are her Head to Head hats. One features donkeys, the other, elephants! You can see her pattern below, along with the roving she used to spin during meetings and some spinning and knitting resources she swears by!
 
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      Rewards Now Available!  
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Jimmy Beans Bucks!
It's that time again! Jimmy Beans Bucks from the third quarter are now available! If you have an account with us and you've made purchases with that account between July 1st and September 30th of 2012, you are eligible for an account credit of 5% of those purchases (with a few rules, of course). These rewards will be available from now until December 31st, plus, any purchases you make using your account this month will accrue rewards for 2013! Not sure if have Beans Bucks available? Log into your account to check! If you didn't earn a reward last quarter, or if you aren't familiar with this incredible FREE YARN program, take a look now! As always, feel free to call our toll free number, e-mail us, or use our Live Chat option if you have any questions.
 
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