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March 2013 Lorna's Limited Edition Newsletter

 
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      March Lorna's Limited Edition Color: Winter Is Coming!  
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Winter Is Coming yarn
Although many of us still don't know what mysteries lay beyond the wall, there is one thing we do know for sure...Winter is Coming... and so is Game of Thrones Season 3! This month's LLE color is inspired by the popular series that has captivated many of us here at JBW, and millions of people worldwide. Those who have read the books by George R.R. Martin or watched the HBO series (or both) understand the meaning behind name of this color, and even if you aren't a fan, the icy blue and gray shades of Winter Is Coming are sure to lend some inspiration to your next project!

This month also marks the release of a new non-superwash yarn from Lorna's Laces- Haymarket! This delicious yarn is 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool spun in a single-ply worsted weight yarn. We couldn't be more excited to introduce this rustic yet refined yarn with such a fitting limited edition shade. And if the end of the Downton Abbey Mystery KAL has left you feeling a little like Tyrion in the "Sky Cell" dungeons of the Eyrie, fear not! We'll be kicking off another Mystery KAL, "Ice and Fire" style (minus the sword fights of course), in tandem with the premier of Season 3 - using the new Haymarket yarn. Check out the MKAL of Ice and Fire Ravelry Page for all of the details!

Winter Is Coming is available in all your favorite Lorna's yarns including: Haymarket, Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Worsted, Shepherd Sport, Helen's Lace, Lion & Lamb, Honor, Solemate, and Sportmate!
 
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      Apply Now for the Beans For Brains Scholarship!  
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The Beans for Brains Scholarship Program is back for its fourth year! Started in 2010 by Jimmy Beans Wool, the program has grown to be supported by many other generous companies from throughout the fiber world! This time around, five students will receive a merit-based scholarship of $3,200 each to help finance their higher education. This is one fun way the hand-knitting, crochet and sewing industries are rewarding brainy crafters!

Spring Break is approaching and could be the perfect time to make something creative and apply for this unique scholarship! Applications, scholarship details and a list of participating sponsors can be found on the Beans For Brains homepage!
Beans For Brains
Applications can be submitted between March 1 and March 31, 2013. For the first time, sewing projects qualify for applications in addition to knitting and crochet projects, which also still qualify.

Feel free to pass this along to anyone you know who is both creative with yarn or fabric and planning to be enrolled in an accredited, approved institution of higher education in the US during the 2013-14 academic year. Every bit helps, right?!
 
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      HiKoo is New at Jimmy Beans  
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There's a new (to us) yarn line at Jimmy Beans that has everybody talking: HiKoo! The makers of this yarn certainly put a lot of thought into it and came up with several yarns that are truly unique. For example, take CoBaSi: this cotton, bamboo, and silk blend (Wonder how they came up with the name?) has just a touch of elastic nylon and is absolutely perfect for those with wool sensitivity. Finally, cool, scratch-free summer socks! We're thinking the Knitting Pure and Simple Beginner's Lightweight Socks would be just the ticket. The 220-yard, 50-gram hanks are great for color work, too, and with 20 different colors to choose from, you can go wild!
010
010
$7.50
037
037
$7.50
051
051
$7.50
053
053
$7.50
If you're not quite ready for summer knits yet, check out HiKoo's fantastic wool blends! Simplicity and Simplicity Print are incredibly soft, machine-washable DK-weight wool blends in 15 solids and 5 coordinating prints. Ideal for economical, warm, and hard-wearing children's garments, we can easily imagine any of the beautiful colors, but especially the Really Red, in the Never Not Knitting Very Cherry girl's dress pattern. For an equally great value in a worsted weight, try the SimpliWorsted! This buttery-soft and squishy multi-ply wool blend is just great for accessories - any of the 20 different colors would look awesome in the Ann Norling Kid's Flower Cap pattern! Wouldn't the Daffodil cap in Raffi and Gold Crest be simply adorable?
 
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      New Yarns and Inspiration for Spring  
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Berroco Floret - Fruit Punch
Berroco Floret - Fruit Punch
$7.50
Spring has almost sprung and we are excited for warmer weather, sunshine, and Floret, one of the latest new yarns from Berroco! Floret is a soft acrylic and cotton blend that has a lovely textured tweedy look, from several strands of various colors all spun together. We saw this yarn knit up at TNNA and it has awesome drape as well! While you are snagging some Floret to try out, be sure to grab a copy of Berroco's Floret Collection booklet. It has six different beautiful designs using Floret!
Koigu Magazine 4
Koigu Magazine 4
$12.95
Koigu Magazine #4 is the latest complilation of designs featuring Koigu's fabulous hand-painted yarns! Once again, Koigu has explored more unique ways to use their gorgeous yarns including sweaters, shawls, socks, Fair Isle, and more. One of our favorite designs in this issue is a stunning colorwork knit cowl by Susan Elliot Beatty using 60 of the Koigu Mini Skeinettes. If you are a fan of Koigu yarns and designs, Koigu Magazine #4 is a must have for your knitting library!
Cuddles Print DK - 2002 Bebe
Cuddles Print DK - 2002 Bebe
$4.90
Acrylic yarns are making a comeback recently with the addition of high end, super soft acrylic that is perfect for baby items and wool-sensitive adults. The new Cuddles DK and Cuddles Print DK yarns from Crystal Palace makes you want to do exactly what the name says... As you might have guessed, this 100% micro acrylic yarn is ridiculously soft AND machine washable! Available in a range of gorgeous colors, you have plenty of possibilities to play with and enjoy!
Sunday Knits - Adam's Ribs Cap Sleeve Wrap
Sunday Knits - Adam's Ribs Cap Sleeve Wrap
$8.00
Carol Sunday's designs, under the label Sunday Knits, are pretty enough to inspire even the most experienced knitter. Her designs have a dreamy feel and an absolutely beautiful aesthetic that results in pieces you will want to wear again and again. The Adams Ribs Cap-Sleeved Wrap and Eve's Ribs Sweater use a unique ribbing pattern to create a perfect fit, while the Sunday Scarf is a flowing neck-warmer that will complement any ensemble. We are thrilled to welcome Sunday Knits designs to the JBW pattern collection!
Cima - 2012 Fjord
Cima - 2012 Fjord
$15.00
New Shibui? Yes please! The latest yarn from Shibui is the stunning Cima, a laceweight blend of baby alpaca and merino wool. Each 50g skein has 328 yards, making it perfect for any number of lacey projects including shop favorites like the Featherweight or Whispy Cardigans from Knitbot, the Clarus Shawl by Nelkin Designs, or the Flukra Shawl by Shetland Trader. Whatever you use this gorgeous yarn for, you are sure to love the drape and warmth of this alpaca and merino blend!
 
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      Kit Of The Month: Color By Kristin  
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Color By Kristin is a unique spin on classic worsted weight wool blends. A mix of alpaca, wool, and mohair, this yarn comes in a bold palette of spectacular colors handpicked by color guru Kristin Nicolas. While these solids just beg to be used for stripes and colorwork, they also look amazing individually! Enter the March Kit of the Month: Cookie! This adorable tam uses just 2 skeins of Color By Kristin and makes a stylish head-warmer you'll never want to take off. Knit on US 6 and 7 needles, Cookie is a quick project you can finish in a weekend. At 20% off, there's no reason not to!
Cookie Kit
 
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      New Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK  
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Debbie Bliss is known for adding a bit of indulgence to her yarns, making them a joy to knit with. And the finished projects a delight to wear, use, or give to others. The addition of luxury fibers like cashmere, silk and extra-fine merino wool to her yarns adds a bit of extravagance to everyday knitted items - even simple baby sweaters and hats! But she's outdone herself with the new Luxury Silk DK and Luxury Silk Print: This 100% mulberry silk, DK-weight yarn is one of the most superb, sumptuous, and smooth yarns we've ever touched! It's an absolute dream to knit with, slipping silkily off the needles into a flowing, elegant fabric we can't keep our fingers off of, and the jeweled colors are mesmerizing in coordinating solids and stripes. Equally stunning are the designs Debbie came up with to go along with the yarn in her Luxury Silk DK Book - the textured, lace, and striped creations show off this exquisite yarn perfectly. Our favorites are the designs that incorporate both solid and striped colorways in one piece, like the Mariella raglan sweater and the Donata boatneck top. We think the Donata would look great in the Lime and Tyrol color combination!
Mariella
Mariella
From $203.85 to $313.75
Donata
Donata
From $131.85 to $243.75
 Mimi
Mimi
From $59.85 to $99.75
Delfina
Delfina
From $108.00 to $162.00
 
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      Scrumptious Sale Yarn for Satisfying Your Stash  
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We have so many wonderful yarns on sale, but here are just a few of our favorites...

Lorna's Laces Black Sheep: 50% Off! Lorna's Laces's 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...
Amy's Vintage Office
Amy's Vintage Office
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Grand Street Ink
Grand Street Ink
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Satsuma
Satsuma
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Buckingham Fountain
Buckingham Fountain
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Noro Wadaiko: 50% Off! Add texture to your next project with Noro's bouncy wool boucle Wadaiko. Available in six eye catching colors, this gorgeous yarn is great for chunky cowls, ponchos, stylish cardigans or colorful throws. The self-striping colorways do all the work for you, so you can just pick a project and get knitting. In fact, Gina saw this yarn and immediately grabbed two skeins to make a fun rainbow shawlette for Monika for Christmas. You can check out the stunning results on the Project Log! Each hank is 100 yards of Noro goodness and knits up quickly on US 10.5 needles.
01 Black, Brown, Grey
01 Black, Brown, Grey
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
04 Green, Wine, Orange
04 Green, Wine, Orange
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
08 Purple, Green, Blue
08 Purple, Green, Blue
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
09 Royal Blue, Lime, Orange
09 Royal Blue, Lime, Orange
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Tosh Chunky and TML Onesies: 15% Off! If you haven't snapped up any of the Madelinetosh Onesies yet, you are certainly missing out! These little gems are dyed in Madelinetosh's regular amazing yarn bases, but were not quite perfect when they came out of the dye vats - which means everyone saves a little dough! Don't let the dye job fool you though; these skeins are some of the most beautiful and unique that we've ever seen! Our most recent shipment of Onesies contained Tosh Chunky, which is perfect for last minute winter projects, AND some Tosh Merino Light, one of the most popular Tosh yarns. These won't last long - so be sure to grab your favorite colors before they disappear!
Tosh Chunky - Candlewick
Tosh Chunky - Candlewick
Was $19.70
Now $16.73
(15% off!)
Tosh Chunky - Malachite
Tosh Chunky - Malachite
Was $19.70
Now $16.73
(15% off!)
Tosh Merino Light - Cathedral
Tosh Merino Light - Cathedral
Was $19.20
Now $16.30
(15% off!)
Tosh Merino Light - Smokestack
Tosh Merino Light - Smokestack
Was $19.20
Now $16.30
(15% off!)
Specific Crystal Palace Yarns: Starting at 33% Off! Check out these awesome deals on Crystal Palace Yarns! We have some great colors of one of our favorite mohair blends, Kid Merino and Kid Merino Print. Available in both colors and prints, it's perfect for wispy scarves and shawls, and on large needles, you can get away with only one ball for an entire project! It's also a great for doubling with another yarn to add loft and a gorgeous, downy halo to your piece. And don't forget shiny and fun Party! The festive colors and velvety sheen would make a fantastic trim for a scarf or a knitted bag and will add pizzazz to any knitted look!
Kid Merino - 4681 Misty Blue
Kid Merino - 4681 Misty Blue
Was $5.20
Now $3.48
(33% off!)
Kid Merino Print - 9807 Shadows
Kid Merino Print - 9807 Shadows
Was $6.20
Now $4.16
(33% off!)
Party - 0215 Sea Spray
Party - 0215 Sea Spray
Was $5.90
Now $2.95
(50% off!)
Party - 0434 Kiwi Mango
Party - 0434 Kiwi Mango
Was $5.90
Now $2.95
(50% off!)
New Trendsetter Yarns: Starting at 50% Off! Just in time to start knitting for warmer weather, we've got some great deals for you! Trendsetter Rosita is a chunky cotton yarn with a lot of texture and variegation, making it perfect for summer accessories. Next up we have Acacia, a DK weight blend of cotton, viscose, silk, hemp, and linen that is great for lightweight summer tops, sweaters, and vests. Not quite ready for summer knitting yet? Check out the chunky boucle texture of the Berber yarn for warm and fuzzy trims and accessories or the super duper bulky Orbit that changes fibers and textures as you knit with it. Awesome for quick and easy projects that look more complicated than they actually are!
Rosita - 510 Berry Blues
Rosita - 510 Berry Blues
Was $18.00
Now $9.00
(50% off!)
Acacia - 164 Denim
Acacia - 164 Denim
Was $11.50
Now $5.75
(50% off!)
Berber - 624 Rose/Taupe
Berber - 624 Rose/Taupe
Was $10.50
Now $5.25
(50% off!)
Orbit - 3842 Green Multi
Orbit - 3842 Green Multi
Was $48.00
Now $24.00
(50% off!)
 
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      Meet a Bean: Hanna!  
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Hanna
Have you met Hanna? She's an invaluable member of our E-Commerce team! Always cheerful and often sporting an adorable cupcake hat, Hanna pulls, packs, and ships orders like a pro. She's lived in Reno most of her life, but she was born in Tennessee, so we claim her as a Southern gal! In her off time, Hanna loves to play slow-pitch softball with the Reno City League. You can also find her at the park throwing balls for her adorable Dachshund, Penny - like many of our animal loving Beans, Hanna spoils her little girl rotten!
But there's something we didn't know about Hanna: she's an AMAZING baker! This girl has true talent with cakes, especially themed cakes with intricate and awesome designs made with fondant. Just looking at the pictures makes our mouths water! She even made one that was an exact replica of the Awful Awful Burger from a favorite local restaurant, The Wolf Den! Turns out, Hanna is a secret fan of the hit Food Network show "Ace of Cakes" and has studied Chef Duff Goldman's techniques carefully.
Hanna with cake

All her practice making cakes for friends and family, combined with the Business Management degree she recently finished, have set this lady up perfectly to achieve her ultimate dream: opening a bakery! We're behind you one hundred percent, Hanna! Can we be your taste-testers?

 
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      Stitch Red in Washington!  
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Stitch Red
If you happen to be in Kent, Washington, or live nearby, be sure to stop by Maker's Mercantile on Friday, March 1st (that's today!) for some fun knit night activities PLUS a guest appearance by our very own Laura Zander! Laura will be doing book signings for her recently released book, Sew Red as well as her first book, Knit Red. For those of you who can't make it on Friday, you can stop by and say hi to Laura at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington where she will continue her book signing tour!
 
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