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May 2014 Newsletter

 
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      Koigu American Merino - The Best of Canada & the US Combined!  
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American Flag made of Koigu American Merino


We love everything about Koigu! From the fantastic people who founded such a wonderful company, to their signature hand painted palette of infinite colorways, Koigu is truly one of a kind. Earlier this year, at VK Live in New York City, Laura and Kristen got together with Koigu owner Taiu and her daughter Kersti for dinner at a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde themed restaurant to catch up and have some fun (Kersti picked out the restaurant, it was quite an experience). Over dinner, Taiu mentioned this American Merino yarn that she had just bought. She was only able to get a limited amount before it had been discontinued and could no longer get more.

As you might have noticed, we love one-of-a-kind stuff, especially of the yarn variety. We asked Taiu if she'd be willing to let us take it off her hands, preferably dyed in as many lovely Koigu colors as possible, and thankfully, she agreed! The American Merino has started pouring in, and will continue to do so in more and more colors as fast as they can dye it. Of course the colors are AMAZING, and the yarn is an irresistible squishy soft light sport weight that is both vibrant and unique in that distinctly Koigu way. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Try it out on a scarf like the Sunday Knits Sunday Scarf or Churchmouse's Diagonal Lace Scarf & Wrap, or get your knit on with the Top Down V-Neck Pullover from Knitting Pure and Simple or Yvonne from CocoKnits.
 
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      Welcome Anzula & Introducing the Road Trippin' Collection  
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Lots of pretty new yarn from Anzula!


We met the incredible folks at Anzula a few years back, and have been dying to bring on their yarns ever since! One of the biggest reasons we love their yarns is the sumptuous blend of fibers they use -deliciously soft superwash merino, often paired with luxurious cashmere, and a touch of nylon for extra stability - but what seals the deal is their gorgeous color palette of tonal eye candy. Finally, this spring, we were able to make it happen (thanks to all of you who helped us clear out the Malabrigo Dos!), and Laura placed our first Anzula order. We couldn't be more thrilled!


Located in Fresno, CA, Anzula's dye studio is just a short 4.5 hour drive away from Reno. We keep dreaming about a road trip to visit them, which inspired our collaborative collection...Road Trippin'! The first stop is Lodi, CA, home to lots of wineries (and Kristen's family), and it seemed natural to go with a grapevine-inspired color - we think the Anzula dye team nailed it! Varying shades of purple make this tonally variegated color stunning in the hank... And when knit or crocheted, too! The proof is in the pudding. Check out Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's latest design, the Chutes and Ladders Scarf or Shawl, knit in For Better or Worsted in the Road Trippin' - Lodi color! We've created some special kits with yarn and pattern included to make this stunner!

Chutes and Ladders Shawl pattern
We now carry 5 different bases of Anzula yarns: For Better or Worsted, Cricket, Squishy, Cloud, and Nebula! For Better or Worsted would be gorgeous as Tin Can Knits' Antler Cardigan, while the Cricket would make a stunning Trapeze Pullover from Knitting Pure and Simple. Two colors of Squishy or Nebula would be great as the Clockwork Shawl from Stephen West, and the Cloud would make an amazing Crashing Waves shawl by Grace Akhrem. Any way you knit or crochet them, these exquisite yarns will make your fingers sing with delight!
 
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      Denise2Go - New Larger Size!  
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Limited Edition Denise2Go Medium - Tropical Soiree


Denise has expanded their line of Denise2Gos to include a Medium Set, and we couldn't be more excited! The Denise2Go Medium Set features larger needle tips in the same go-everywhere case that lets you knit wherever and whenever you want to work on your current WIP. The Medium Set includes needle tips in US sizes 10.5, 11, 13, and 15 in fun shades of bright pink, green and purple. The set also has a US J crochet hook, cords in 14", 16" and 19" lengths, as well as 2 end buttons and 1 extender so you're covered for all of your chunky knit projects.

We couldn't resist creating a limited edition set to accompany the rollout of Denise's new Medium Denise2Gos. Just in time for spring and summer knitting, the first Limited Edition set of its kind is called Tropical Soiree and features whimsical prints from Valori Wells' Wish fabric collection. Ideal for slipping in your beach bag or carry-on, Tropical Soiree can go with you on any summer trip! The larger needle options are great for churning out quick vacation projects and creating loose, flowing fabrics in finer yarns for breezy knits you can wear during the warmer months. Keep an eye out for more one-of-a-kind sets in the coming months, as we continue our tradition of limited edition Denise2Gos!
 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Swans Island Birthstone Bouquet- June/Pearl & Alexandrite Large
Swans Island Birthstone Bouquet- June/Pearl & Alexandrite Large
$100.00
Looking for a fun gift for a birthday in June? Look no further because we've created something extra-special for those June birthdays! Each month of 2014, in partnership with Swans Island yarns, we are releasing unique Birthstone Bouquets featuring beautiful "flowers" of Swans Island EcoWash DK. June's birthstone is Pearl, which translates perfectly to the pristine Snowy Owl colorway used in next month's bouquet. Available in Large or Small sizes, each bouquet includes a set of Birthstone Stitch Markers from Anna Bee and a gorgeous custom cowl pattern, the Silver Birch Cowl designed by Swans Island!
Chicken Boots Pattern Holder Accessories - Gardenia
Chicken Boots Pattern Holder Accessories - Gardenia
$38.00
We can't keep our hands off the adorable new prints from Chicken Boots! Some of our favorites include the Octopus theme, Gardenia design, and of course, the Chicken print. All three are available in many of Chicken Boots' fabulous knitting organizers, including the Interchangeable Needle Case, Double Pointed Needle Keepers, Clear Wristlet and the ever-popular Pattern Holder. Pick up any of the new prints in these essential accessories to give your knitting bag a style boost!
Big Wheel - 11 Las Vegas
Big Wheel - 11 Las Vegas
$10.00
New from Cascade, Big Wheel is an all-acrylic yarn available in bright marled colorways, each named after a major US city. Machine wash- and dry-able for easy care, each 200g skein boasts over 200 yards of bulky goodness, making it a smart choice for blankets, sweaters, and other large projects that will get plenty of use. Big Wheel works up quickly on size US 11 to 13 needles, making it easier than ever to knit larger projects in no time. 3-4 skeins is all you need for Knitting Pure and Simple's Bulky Baby Blanket and Booties pattern, or 1-2 skeins for the Bulky Hat and Mitten pattern set, also from KPS.
Hand Made Project Bag - '14 May - Blue Jean Baby - Cashmere
Hand Made Project Bag - '14 May - Blue Jean Baby - Cashmere
$9.00
We've created some special Hand-Made Project Bags, hand-picked to coordinate with the sophisticated periwinkle tones of the most recent Tailor Made Tosh color, Blue Jean Baby. These vintage-inspired fabrics in cool hues of blue come from Valori Wells' Cocoon collection and feature bold butterflies and dazzling geometric patterns. The Hand-Made Project bags are great for carrying around your on-the-go knitting project and can be used for a multitude of things in addition to stashing your WIPs. Jenn likes to use them for last-minute gift wrapping!
Jul Shawl Sticks - Wild Grape Tendril
Jul Shawl Sticks - Wild Grape Tendril
$29.00
The latest shawl pin and shawl stick designs from Jul only raise the bar for timeless style in their already stunning line of knitwear accessories. These elegant shawl sticks are cast in white bronze or brass and hand-polished in Indonesia. And your conscience can rest easy: all Jul accessories produced in Indonesia are Fair Trade! The 3 new designs include the gorgeous Coil Shawl Stick, the earthy Tiny Twig, and the intricate Wild Grape Tendril. Now you've got even more beautiful choices for shawl pins to show off your hand-knit shawls, scarves and wraps in style!
Araucania Yumbrel - 09 Old Glory
Araucania Yumbrel - 09 Old Glory
$13.95
Yumbrel from Araucania is the perfect new arrival for spring and summer! A unique lace-weight yarn made from combed cotton, Yumbrel is ideal for lacy wraps, shawls and lightweight shrugs. Each skein is lovingly hand-painted in Chile in a variety of eye-catching variegated colorways, so there's one for your every mood. With 990 yards per skein, you only need one for Tin Can Knits' Branching Out shawl, or 1-3 hanks for the Featherweight Cardigan from Knitbot.
 
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      New Debbie Bliss Yarns for Spring!  
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Don't miss these new yarns for spring from Debbie Bliss! Four colorful strands plied together are the defining feature of Juliet, a sport weight cotton-acrylic blend from Debbie Bliss. The marled appearance of this yarn, in combination with the perfect amount of drape, creates an alluring fabric with lots of character. Juliet works wonderfully for lightweight spring and summer projects like the sleeveless Peplum Top, which is both feminine and fashion-forward! We also love the Simple Top and Skirt for mix-and match separates. These patterns and more can be found in the new Juliet book from Debbie Bliss, giving you plenty of inspiration for what to knit next with this amazing yarn.
For you natural fiber lovers, Debbie Bliss has also just released Mia, a delightfully soft 50/50 blend of cotton and wool. This DK weight yarn comes in a beautiful range of bright, summery solid colors - perfect for cool, lightweight garments like warm weather cardigans and pullovers. We especially love the Cable and Lace Cardigan with its short sleeves and slim fit, making it ideal for wearing over sundresses and tanks. There are even more great patterns for women, men, and children in the Mia book from Debbie Bliss. Or, check out the Spring/Summer '14 issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine for some truly amazing designs for kids using Mia!
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Be sure to keep your eyes on the Wool Watcher this Friday, May 23rd, for a chance to give these amazing yarns a try at a great price!

 
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      Stash Building Sales  
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Noro Ayatori, Kirara, Koromo, & Takeuma Now 33%-45% Off!
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.... But why not score some good deals as a result!?!? Noro is discontinuing four of their gorgeous yarns - Kirara, Koromo, Ayatori, and Takeuma; and now YOU get to benefit! Ayatori is a wool and silk blend DK weight (similar to Silk Garden Lite) and makes beautiful sweaters and accessories. The Koromo takes advantage of the coolness of cotton blended with wool and silk (similar to Taiyo) for a heavy worsted weight yarn that is great for spring and fall garments. DK weight Kirara has a touch of angora for some über-softness in a palette of summery self-striping colors. And lastly, the Takeuma gives you a more tonal color option in shades that blend well together in the same color families! Snag some now before they are gone for good!
Ayatori - 19 Pink, Coral, Orange
Ayatori - 19 Pink, Coral, Orange
Was $13.95
Now $7.95
(43% off!)
Kirara - 13 - Wine, Orange, Hot Pink
Kirara - 13 - Wine, Orange, Hot Pink
Was $10.95
Now $6.00
(45% off!)
Koromo - 05 Lime Green, Lilac, Mustard, Emerald Green
Koromo - 05 Lime Green, Lilac, Mustard, Emerald Green
Was $11.95
Now $7.95
(33% off!)
Takeuma - 07 Purple, Brown, Natural
Takeuma - 07 Purple, Brown, Natural
Was $11.95
Now $7.95
(33% off!)
Araucania Molina Now 50% Off!
We managed to get our hands on some Araucania Molina, a yarn not currently distributed in the US, and at a discount to boot! Now is a great time to add this hand painted yarn to your stash before it disappears. A soft and squishy merino wool, blended with baby alpaca, Molina is artfully dyed by the hands of Araucania's experts, making it a truly beautiful yarn. Available in a variety of brightly variegated colors (including some bordering on neon), this DK weight yarn is perfect for garments and accessories! Try it out on the Knitting Pure and Simple's Top Down Drape Front Cardigan or Grace Akhrem's Tangled Branches Hat.
Molina - 102
Molina - 102
Was $13.00
Now $6.50
(50% off!)
Molina - 108
Molina - 108
Was $13.00
Now $6.50
(50% off!)
Molina - 109
Molina - 109
Was $13.00
Now $6.50
(50% off!)
Molina - 110
Molina - 110
Was $13.00
Now $6.50
(50% off!)
Top Shelf Totes Sale Yarn Pops -20% off!
We love Yarn Pops! These bags are such a great way to keep your yarn neat and tidy while you knit (and to prevent the paws of your furry friends from making a mess!). Not only that, they are just so darn adorable! Select Limited Edition prints in the Single, Double, Gadgety (which has space for your iPod or iPhone), and Totable sizes are now on sale at 20% off. Be sure to take advantage of this rare sale before they are gone!
Yarn Pop Double - Black & White Bloom
Yarn Pop Double - Black & White Bloom
Was $29.00
Now $23.20
(20% off!)
Yarn Pop Gadgety - Pink Interlock
Yarn Pop Gadgety - Pink Interlock
Was $34.00
Now $27.20
(20% off!)
Yarn Pop Single - Black & White Bloom
Yarn Pop Single - Black & White Bloom
Was $20.00
Now $16.00
(20% off!)
Yarn Pop Totable - Pink Interlock
Yarn Pop Totable - Pink Interlock
Was $58.00
Now $46.40
(20% off!)
Alabama Chanin Kits on Sale: 50% Off!
Love Alabama Chanin but haven't yet had a chance to try your hand (literally) at applique and hand-sewing? Now is as good a time as any with all of these gorgeous kits at 50% off! Try out the Bloomers Corset Top, the Swing Skirt or the Market Bag from the Alabama Stitch Book and see how easy (and addicting) hand stitching really is! Everything you need, including pre-cut and stenciled Organic Cotton Jersey fabric, thread, fold over elastic (when needed) and an Alabama Studio Style garment label, is included.
Bloomers Swing Skirt - XL Apple/Brunette
Bloomers Swing Skirt - XL Apple/Brunette
Was $140.00
Now $70.00
(50% off!)
Bloomers Swing Skirt - XL Earth/Black
Bloomers Swing Skirt - XL Earth/Black
Was $140.00
Now $70.00
(50% off!)
Bloomers Corset - S Dark Grey/Dove
Bloomers Corset - S Dark Grey/Dove
Was $126.00
Now $63.00
(50% off!)
Market Bag - Faded Dots, Light Grey
Market Bag - Faded Dots, Light Grey
Was $72.00
Now $36.00
(50% off!)
Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK & DK Print Now 50% Off!
Need a little more luxury in your life? Then the Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK and DK Print are the answer! Rich colors with the sheen of silk are now available at a great price. Two or three skeins are all you need for a scrumptiously silky cowl, like Ann Norling's Cowl on the Diagonal. They won't last long, so be sure to snag some before they are gone for good!
Luxury Silk DK - 08 Sage
Luxury Silk DK - 08 Sage
Was $18.00
Now $9.00
(50% off!)
Luxury Silk DK - 13 Orange
Luxury Silk DK - 13 Orange
Was $18.00
Now $9.00
(50% off!)
Luxury Silk Print - 43 Tyrol
Luxury Silk Print - 43 Tyrol
Was $19.95
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Luxury Silk Print - 42 Spice
Luxury Silk Print - 42 Spice
Was $19.95
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
 
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      JBW In Focus  
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We recently started sponsoring the High Fives Foundation, an organization based in Truckee, CA (where our first shop was located) that supports athletes who suffer debilitating injuries. They also have an awesome helmet-wearing awareness program called "Helmets are Cool" that teaches area youth about the importance of wearing helmets during ANY mountain-based sport pursuit. We are thrilled to support this organization and are now donating $.05 from every order we receive!

A couple of weeks ago, Doug and Laura attended a fundraising gala for the High Fives in Reno, and Jimmy Beans Wool provided the table centerpieces - yarn bouquet arrangements featuring Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Brittany Birch Wood Needles. Well, some of those centerpieces ended up as props for the photo booth, and we couldn't help but giggle at how these arrangements turned "edible." They do look pretty delicious though, so we can't blame these gals at all!

Gals liking our yummy looking bouquet at the High Fives Fundraising Gala

 
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