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April 2014 Lorna's Laces Limited Editon Release

 
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      Sherlock, Watson, and a Murder Mystery!  
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Lorna's Limited Edition Yarns Dr. Watson's Blues and Sherlock's Secret

We know that the latest season of Sherlock has already aired on PBS, but we couldn't help but pay tribute to one of our favorite detectives this month! Jenn and Laura are both HUGE Sherlock fans, so they collaborated to bring you not one, but two Limited Edition colors for April: Sherlock's Secret and Dr. Watson's Blues! Dr. Watson's Blues is available in most of the Lorna's bases as well as Bijou Basin Ranch's Bliss, and Sherlock's Secret is available in a selection of our bestsellers: Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Lion and Lamb, and Masham Worsted. For those of you who follow the series, you know that Dr. Watson had a good reason to be blue at the end of Season 2 because of Sherlock's Secret. All is revealed in Season 3, but it was fun to have a little mystery in the meantime!

Sherlock Scarf by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton
To go along with Dr. Watson's Blues and Sherlock's Secret, we asked our friend Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton to create a pattern using Lorna's Laces newest base, Masham Worsted! She's designed an awesome unisex scarf aptly named "Sherlock Scarf" that can be purchased directly from her website, Ravelry, or Patternfish to go along with the yarn. We also have some stunning Yarn Bouquets in both colorways as well as Sherlock-inspired Hand Made Project Bags. Don't forget the coordinating Fabric Bouquets as well for those of you who also sew!
Murder Mystery at Jimmy Beans Wool

To top it all off, we've created a MURDER MYSTERY of our own. Here is how it will work:

The Crime: An innocent skein of yarn has been murdered at JBW! Gasp!

The Suspects: Zippy von Purlmeister, Scarlet Hamish, Heavy D, E.B., B Star, Gertrude Fizzlesnips, Frau Rumples, Guinevere Muircastle, Ophelia der Vander Snoot, and Pugsly Popper.

The Clues: Important info about the suspects can be found on our blog , and the clues will be released on our Facebook page each day from April 1st - April 7th. You must like our Facebook page to be eligible to win.

The Goal: Use your powers of deduction to figure out who the murderer is and bring the criminal to justice!

The Reward: Figure it out correctly and you will be entered to win one of two kits to knit Cornelia's Sherlock Scarf!

We hope you'll join us in solving the mystery! Oh yeah, and in case you were wondering, Sherlock's Secret and Dr. Watson's Blues are available in the following Lorna's Laces yarn bases, as well as a full bouquet:
 
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      Tahki & Filatura Di Crosa Spring Fling Extravaganza!  
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We just received the new Tahki and Filatura di Crosa yarns for spring, and we are celebrating with a Spring Fling Extravaganza! Each day from April 8th-14th, we will be sending out a free mini-sample of a different Tahki or Filatura yarn in every single online-order. That way you can see for yourself just how awesome their yarns are! In addition to the samples, we'll be hosting a giveaway on our Facebook page for the first seven days of April for kits to make some beautiful Tahki projects! Be sure to "like" our Facebook page in order to be eligible to win one of these seven kits!

Here is what we'll be giving away (each day's yarn samples are what is used in the giveaway kit):


We should mention that we cooked up this idea when Laura and Kristen visited the Tahki warehouse in Queens, NY, when they were in town for VK Live this past January. There they met with Diane and Stacy, the owners of Tahki Stacy Charles, who are seriously some of the nicest people on the planet! (Not to mention that Diane knows the spot to get the best bagels we've ever tasted... Thanks Diane!) They were so excited for us to share their yarns with all of you that they are sponsoring these giveaways 100%! We have lots of fun plans in the works for collaborating with them more over the coming year, so stay tuned for that as well.

Willow Belted Cardigan
The new Spring yarns from Tahki and Filatura are some of the most exciting we've seen in a while! From the Tahki line, we have Mimosa and Tandem. Mimosa is a super-soft blend of cotton, silk, and cashmere that is great for summer tops and sweaters. Check out the Robin Cardigan and the Seedling Shell for some great Mimosa projects.
Tandem is a variegated textural yarn in cotton and viscose, also great for summer tops and accessories. One of our faves is the beautiful Willow Belted Cardigan. On the Filatura side of TSC, there is Tempo and Minitempo. Essentially the same yarn, but in worsted and sport weights, respectively, this yarn makes gorgeous Missoni-like self-striping garments. We've fallen in love with both the Fiorella Tunic and the Giulia Duster Vest. Each of these new yarns will be part of our big Tahki Spring Fling Extravaganza starting April 1st, so be sure to check them out!
 
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      New Baskets & Bouquets for Spring!  
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Cascade Spring Basket

Just in time for spring, we have some new baskets and bouquets for you! Our Small Cascade Winter Basket was such a hit, we decided to create another one for spring, this time in a cotton yarn to make an adorable springtime vest! The Cascade Spring Gift Basket includes 4 skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima (available in several colorways) and the pattern for the Rose Trellis Lace Vest by Vera Sanon for Cascade yarns. One of our employees, Kaitlin, is currently knitting this vest, and it's just gorgeous... so much so that it inspired us to make these baskets! We think you'll love them, too.

Also new this month is a gorgeous TSCArtyarns Bouquet of Empress and Bedazzle. Empress is a soft blend of silk and cotton, while the Bedazzle is a mix of merino wool, cashmere, and silk with sequins scattered throughout. One skein of each is arranged into a stunning bouquet with knitting needle stems in a glass vase, perfect for gift giving this spring for Easter, Mother's Day, a birthday, anniversary, or just because! The two skeins together make the beautiful John Snow Scarf designed by Iris Schreier of Artyarns, which is included in (and shown on the cover of) Tahki's latest Little Luxuries pattern e-book; a link to download this pattern is included with the purchase of each bouquet.

TSCArtyarns Bedazzle Empress Bouquet

Also, don't forget the lovely small or large Swans Island Birthstone Bouquets for April birthdays! Both of these beautiful new gift offerings are perfect for all of those upcoming spring holidays and events!

 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Swans Island EcoWash Sport - Lavender
Swans Island EcoWash Sport - Lavender
$14.50
This spring, Swans Island expanded their line of EcoWash yarns to include a Sport Weight! Great for lighter-weight projects as well as babies and kids, EcoWash Sport is treated with organic EcoWash that enhances the fibers to make them machine washable. The yarn is then dyed with low-impact dyes to preserve the softness and feel of the organic merino wool. The result is simply delicious and a delightful treat for your senses! Perfect for a range of lightweight projects, EcoWash Sport can be used for everything from cutesy baby garments to lacey shawls!
Vogue Knitting International Magazine - '14 Spring/Summer
Vogue Knitting International Magazine - '14 Spring/Summer
$6.99
If you haven't checked out the latest issue of Vogue Knitting yet, then you are missing out! The Spring/Summer '14 issue is full of gorgeous and wearable warm weather knits. We love the Koigu Kersti Hooded Raglan Pullover, which is cozy enough to wear starting in early spring and on into fall, but has the perfect summer beach look. Another stand-out piece is the Fibra Natura Flax Lace Duster, which features an all-over lacey cable pattern and an open drapey style. The issue has tons of great lacey scarf and shawl projects as well - a little something for everyone!
Tin Can Knits Patterns - Caramel Slouch
Tin Can Knits Patterns - Caramel Slouch
$5.00
If you are on Ravelry regularly, then no doubt you have seen all of the fabulous designs from Tin Can Knits! Friends Emily and Alexa live halfway across the world from each other and found designing together was a fun way to keep their friendship alive across the distance. We are so pleased to now have a selection of their patterns and books in stock! Jeanne is busy working on a Pop Blanket, and the Antler Cardigan is already a hit (don't worry; we'll have it back in stock soon!) For more comprehensive collections, check out the Pacific Knits or 9 Months of Knitting books.
ChiaoGoo RED Lace Needles - US 7 (4.50mm) - 16"
ChiaoGoo RED Lace Needles - US 7 (4.50mm) - 16"
$10.00
Sandy and Jeanne returned home from Stitches West raving about their new ChiaoGoo needles, and since we trust their impeccable judgment so much, we had them on order within the week! We are so glad we did, because these needles are simply awesome! ChiaoGoo's stainless steel needles feature a flexible, memory-free, nylon coated steel cable with super smooth joins ensuring your yarn glides easily from side to side. The RED Lace Circulars have super sharp tips, making them great for any project, but especially perfect for lace. ChiaoGoo needles are also available in three different interchangeable sets to suit all of your knitting needs!
Juniper Moon Farm Zooey - 07 Cardamom
Juniper Moon Farm Zooey - 07 Cardamom
$14.95
Linen Blends are all the rage this spring, and Zooey is one of our new favorites! Kristen went gaga over this yarn at TNNA and has three balls of it at home itching to become something lovely. A 60% linen and 40% cotton blend, this yarn has all of the drape of linen combined with the softness of cotton, making it wonderful for light and airy summer garments! Be sure to check out the range of gorgeous Juniper Moon patterns designed for this yarn. We love the El Seyf Multi-Wrap Cardigan, the Garmi Top and the Xiaji Lace Tunic Dress. So stunning!
Colinette Arizona Dream - Elephant's Daydream
Colinette Arizona Dream - Elephant's Daydream
$190.00
Fans of Colinette's gorgeous afghan kits will be thrilled to see that the Arizona Dream Afghan is now available in tonal color options! For those wanting a little more streamlined color, these kits are simply beautiful texturally, but feature one main color throughout to blend seamlessly with your color palette. Each kit can be knit up in one of five different throw patterns, four of which can be modified into wraps as well. You'll just love wrapping yourself in the textured warmth of one of these unique afghans from Colinette!
 
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      Kit of the Month - Juniper Moon Tenzing Yolyn Am Shawl Kit 30% off!  
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Juniper Moon Tenzing Yolyn Am Shawl
Juniper Moon Tenzing Yolyn Am Shawl
Was $71.70 to $77.70
Now from $50.19 to $54.39
(up to 30% off!)

This month, our kit of the month is nothing short of exquisite! The Juniper Moon Tenzing yarn shines in this beautiful and simple shawlette! Yolyn Am is named for a deep gorge in southern Mongolia, and the stripes along the bottom of the shawl are meant to represent the layers and ripples in the gorge. Available in six hand-selected colorways, this beautiful shawl knit in a super-soft merino and yak blend is sure to be both fun to make and fun to wear... Not to mention warm! Perfect to start now so you can wear it all spring long!

 
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      New Schachenmayr original Yarns for Spring!  
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Schachenmayr recently released all of their new spring and summer yarns, and with them a whole slew of new FREE patterns to enjoy! First up, we have Boston Sun, a cotton-acrylic version of its wintery cousin, Boston. Boston Sun is a bulky weight yarn that is perfect for a number projects like the fun and colorful Byron Bay crocheted beach bag. Next up, we have the Sun City, a slightly lighter weight version of the Boston Sun that works well for garments as well as accessories. We love the Daytona Beach tank top and Sun Island Hat that have a perfectly San Diego beach feel to them.
Along the same lines, the 100% cotton Catania Grande adds to the beach vibe with its cotton softness! The super-cute Maui crocheted slouch hat in Catania Grande definitely has an island feel that makes you want to jump on a plane and head to the tropics! Lumio Cotton is Leanne's new favorite with its reflective thread and light, cottony softness! Check out the Yukon hat and cowl pattern or the gorgeous lace Mackenzie bag. Lastly, the Lumio Color takes last season's super bulky Lumio to the next level with new multi-colored options! We are so ready to have some fun in the sun this season with these new yarns from Schachenmayr Original... Won't you join us?
 
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      Stash Building Sales  
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Swans Island Onesies: Now 40% Off!
Swans Island.... Onesies?!?!? Yep! It's true! We've just received a HUGE shipment of onesie skeins from Swans Island and we couldn't be more excited! These stunning yarns are just skeins that came out of the dye-vats a little off from the color they were supposed to be, so they couldn't be sold as first quality. Otherwise, the yarn itself is 100% first quality and 100% gorgeous! At 40% off, these prices are such a bargain for organic merino wool yarn, now is a great time to take advantage of a rare opportunity! Available now in Worsted, Bulky, and Fingering - be sure to grab some before it's gone for good!
Fingering Onesies - Rabbitbrush
Fingering Onesies - Rabbitbrush
Was $32.00
Now $19.20
(40% off!)
Bulky Onesies - Indigo
Bulky Onesies - Indigo
Was $32.00
Now $19.20
(40% off!)
Worsted Onesies - Loden
Worsted Onesies - Loden
Was $32.00
Now $19.20
(40% off!)
Bulky Onesies - Lapis
Bulky Onesies - Lapis
Was $32.00
Now $19.20
(40% off!)
New Rowan Sale Yarns: 50% Off!
We just received more Rowan Sale yarns and we are really thrilled with this haul! Along with some of the classics like Rowan Savannah (perfect for summer garments like the Oasis Top) and the delicious Silk Twist, which is great for sweaters and accessories with lots of sheen, we also received a heap of Amy Butler Belle Organic DK and Aran, a 50/50 cotton wool blend that is 100% organic and comes in a variety of great colors! Also check out our collection of Rowan Books on sale as well - it is all too easy to find something you can't live without in this latest sale shipment from Rowan!
Savannah - 934 Wild
Savannah - 934 Wild
Was $10.95
Now $5.45
(50% off!)
Silk Twist - 662 - Ocher
Silk Twist - 662 - Ocher
Was $13.95
Now $6.48
(53% off!)
Belle Organic Dk - 012 Tomato
Belle Organic Dk - 012 Tomato
Was $8.95
Now $4.45
(50% off!)
Belle Organic Aran - 203 Orchid
Belle Organic Aran - 203 Orchid
Was $8.95
Now $4.45
(50% off!)
David Walker Baby Talk Fabric: Now 40% Off!
Looking for a quintessential baby fabric for your next quilting or sewing project? Well, then we've got you covered with David Walker's Baby Talk! These pale pink, cream, blue, and green quilting cotton prints are wonderful for any number of projects including nursery items, bibs, quilts and more! In fact, there is even a free quilt pattern to accompany this fabric on the Freespirit fabrics website! You are going to fall in love with the adorableness that is Baby Talk!
Animal Alphabet - Blue
Animal Alphabet - Blue
Was $10.50/yd
Now $6.26/yd
(40% off!)
Animal Toss - Green
Animal Toss - Green
Was $10.50/yd
Now $6.26/yd
(40% off!)
Birdies - Pink
Birdies - Pink
Was $10.50/yd
Now $6.26/yd
(40% off!)
Froggies - Cream
Froggies - Cream
Was $10.50/yd
Now $6.26/yd
(40% off!)
Imperial Yarns Tracie: Now 30% Off!
Imperial Yarns are 100% made in the USA, and we just love the rustic and wooly feel of all of their weights. Tracie is a fingering-weight that is actually a little on the heavier side, making it perfect for cozy and warm sport-weight projects. This yarn has tons of loft and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors. Tracie has sadly been discontinued, which means we are now able to offer it at a really great price! Check out one of our patterns using Tracie (and it's differently spun counterpart Tracie Too) for some easy gift ideas like the Rustic Shawl, Convertible Button Scarf, Rhombus Feather Shawl, or the Swing Cardigan!
004 Dyed Charcoal
004 Dyed Charcoal
Was $19.95
Now $13.95
(30% off!)
126 Spring Sage
126 Spring Sage
Was $19.95
Now $13.95
(30% off!)
114 Dusty Rose
114 Dusty Rose
Was $19.95
Now $13.95
(30% off!)
119 Desert Landscape
119 Desert Landscape
Was $19.95
Now $13.95
(30% off!)
 
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      Alice's Embrace Needs a Few Good Knitters and Crocheters!  
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Alice's Embrace
We recently became acquainted with Diane from Alice's Embrace, an organization that is working with yarn shops across Northern California and Nevada to have hand knit or crocheted blankets made for Alzheimer's patients.
Diane told us the story of the blanket she made for her mom when she was suffering from the disease, and how the blanket went with her literally everywhere for comfort. Diane is hoping that knitters and crocheters all across Northern California (or even the country) will make and donate machine-washable lap blankets or prayer shawls to be distributed to Alzheimer's patients. Jimmy Beans has volunteered to be a collection point for these blankets and will make sure that they are passed along to Alice's Embrace. You can read more about Alice's Embrace on their website and also download some of their Free Blanket patterns to get you started!

Diane is hosting a shop contest between now and June 30th as well! The shop that collects the most blankets between now and then will get to hold a drawing for everyone who sent in blankets for a $50 gift certificate to that participating shop! Each blanket submitted gets you one entry into the drawing. We think this is such a great cause, and wish Alice's Embrace the very best in their endeavor!
 
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      Rewards Reminder - 1st Quarter Rewards Available on April 1st!  
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Jimmy Beans Bucks!
It's that time again: Jimmy Beans Bucks from the first quarter of 2014 are going to be available April 1st! That means your 4th quarter rewards are about to expire, so if you haven't used them yet, be sure you do. Not familiar with Beanie Bucks? If you have an account with us and you've made purchases with that account between January 1st and March 31st, you are eligible for an account credit of 5% of those purchases (with a few rules, of course). These rewards will be available from April 1st until June 30th, 2014, plus, any purchases you make using your account this month will accrue Rewards you can spend starting in July! Not sure if you have Beans Bucks available? You can log into your account to check.

If you didn't earn a reward last quarter, or if you aren't familiar with this incredible Rewards 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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