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November 2012 LLE Newsletter

 
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      Lorna's Limited Edition Colorway: Rusty Bucket  
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Rusty Bucket in Shepherd Sock
Like many of the Lorna's Limited Edition colorways, the choosing and naming of November's color was a team effort. This particular color combo was concocted by Sarah, one of our former shippers who moved to Idaho a few months ago. We all miss seeing her around the shop (as well as her renderings of pop songs in opera), but every time we see her colorway, it reminds us of her smiling face! Inspired by her favorite season, autumn, Sarah chose shades that reminded her of the transition from summer to winter: faded orange-red, dusty maroon, pale pink and violet. When Cheryl saw the muted, harvest hues Sarah had chosen, her first thought was "rusty bucket". A former fruit and nut farmer, and keeper of horses, pigs, ducks & chickens, sheep, cats, dogs, and any other animals the kids could think of, you'd better believe there were a lot of rusty buckets lying around Cheryl's barn! Sarah's colorway instantly conjured up the image of all those rusty buckets. Once Rusty Bucket was thrown out into the universe, the imagery was almost too perfect and the name stuck!

The simple, rustic tones of Rusty Bucket make it a versatile colorway that can be used for smaller one-skein projects - like the Churchmouse Turkish Bed Socks - or larger garments such as the Knitting Pure and Simple Neck-Down Swing Coat.
Available in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Worsted, Shepherd Sport, Helen's Lace, Lion & Lamb, Honor, Solemate, and Sportmate! PLUS we have a very limited amount of Black Sheep available in Rusty Bucket! Black Sheep
Black Sheep
 
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      Exclusive Malabrigo Superwash Lace and More Denise2Gos!  
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Introducing a limited time offer, exclusive to Jimmy Beans Wool: Malabrigo Lace Superwash! A machine washable, fingering weight Merino Wool yarn that comes in Malabrigo's trademark brilliantly hand-dyed colors. Imagine the beautiful shawls, gloves and socks you will make with this incredible yarn! But hurry, because once it's gone, it's gone!
But wait...there's more! In addition to our monthly limited edition Denise2Gos, Denise and JBW have created exclusive D2G sets for some recent events, Stitches East and Vogue Knitting Live! After traveling back east, we had a few of each style remaining, which means no matter where you are, you have a chance to get your very own Denise2Go in either of these unique styles!Vogue Knitting Live<br>Chicago 2012
Vogue Knitting Live
Chicago 2012

$49.95
Stitches East<br>Stitch Red
Stitches East
Stitch Red

$49.95
Note that the Stitches East case is also a Stitch Red product and 5% of the gross profits will go to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth® and women's heart health education and research. Not only can you help raise awareness of heart disease, you'll also have a sweet, stylish set of amazing interchangeables needles that you can knit with anywhere, any time!
 
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      New From TSC: Stunning Yarns from Tahki and Filatura Di Crosa!  
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Earlier this year, Stacy (of Tahki Stacy Charles) came to visit us at the shop and show off all the new and amazing Tahki and Filatura de Crosa yarns for Fall 2012. Ever since then, we've been chomping at the bit to share these fantastical yarns with you - and now they are all finally here! First up, Cora Color and Cora Naturals. This 50/50 alpaca and Corriedale wool blend is locally sourced and spun in upstate New York. Available in subtly stunning botanical shades, as well as natural, undyed hues, Cora is a warm and cozy worsted weight yarn that is just perfect for scarves, like the Sheepish Scarf, and wraps, such as the Rolling Hills Caplet from the Saratoga Collection.
Bulky yarns are IT this season, so bust out your big needles! Juno, Jackson and Ringo give you three unique choices for those last minute gifts and quick knits this season. Light and lofty, Juno is an alpaca blend. The chaninette construction and heathered hues give Juno a unique, slightly tweedy look that works well for complex stitch patterns, like the spectacular cables used for the Conan Doyle Vest found in the Anthology pattern booklet. If you need a little more color to liven up the winter months, Jackson has you covered. With 131 yards per skein, you get plenty of plush wool for hats, scarves, or my fav, the Masters Cardigan! Even bulkier than Juno or Jackson, Ringo is super bulky, with a thick-thin, chain link construction. This yarn is amazing! It can be knit as a traditional yarn or you can knit in the chain links to create mesh. Check out Stacy reviewing this yarn in our Ringo video review to learn more. If you decide to give this new technique a try, consider making the DeMeurier Shrug, a stylish free pattern from TSC!
Winter wouldn't be much fun if we didn't have scarves. Luckily, Filatura di Crosa has three new ruffle scarf yarns to keep you warm and trendy: Rumba, Polar and Kiss Kiss. Both Rumba and Kiss Kiss have a box or ladder construction, similar to Cha-Cha or Tundra. Rumba's claim to fame is the bobbles hanging from the ladder. Once knit or crocheted, the resulting scarf looks almost boa-like. Kiss Kiss is similar but instead of bobbles, it has a think fringe for a more feather-like effect. Stacy gave Leanne a skein of Kiss Kiss and she came back to the shop the next day with a fabulous scarf she didn't take off for a whole week! Then we have Polar. Comparable to Moda in construction, Polar has a luxurious band of polar fleece along one edge. The resulting ruffle is not only cozy to wear, it looks simply stunning! Try the 2-Ball Ruffle Scarf pattern from TSC for a truly unique scarf. Also, speaking of Moda, check out the latest Moda Lame Long Print! This classic ruffle yarn comes in 100g skeins with plenty of yardage for a smokin' scarf!
 
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      Getting Your Knit on for the Holidays!  
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Yep, November is here, which means ski season and a slew of holidays are nearly upon us. Time to get crackin' on those handmade gifts! If you're lacking inspiration (or like me, motivation), check out some of these tried and true -as well as new- gift ideas! Some take an evening to finish, others a couple weeks. Regardless, you still have plenty of time to get the ball rolling!

For those who have a lot of gifts to make and not much time, you can never go wrong with Churchmouse's Welted Fingerless Gloves. One skein of Tosh DK, Malabrigo Worsted Merino or Rios, or Manos Silk Blend will give you enough yarn for a pair and half (2 skeins gives you 3 pairs!). Another simple knit is Kristen's Hats for the Whole Family pattern -a free pattern on our site that can be knit or crocheted for any size head! Use the suggested Swan's Island Natural Colors Worsted, or mix it up with Classic Shades, BSA's Worsted Cotton (great for those who aren't fans of wool), or Cashmerino Aran. Other favorites include Ann Norling's Multi Directional Scarf and the Mukluk Slippers from Knitting Pure and Simple -pattern available for both kids and adults!
If you aren't as pressed for time (yet), or looking for just the right gift, these projects may take a little more time, but the results are well worth the effort. Several of the gals at the shop have made the Brooklyn Tweed Umaro blanket and fallen in love. Umaro uses super bulky yarn such as Big Baby, Magnum, or DeAire and knits up on US 15 needle. For those with a nose for fashion, the Andora Cape knit in Columbia 2-ply, or the Churchmouse Easy Folded Poncho using Felted Tweed are sure to be a hit -we hear ponchos are making a comeback this season! Another popular pattern this fall so far has been Isolda's Peak's Island Hood. Knit in Berroco Elements, this hood is great for layering and staying warm as the temperature drops.
 
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      More New Yarns and Creative Inspiration!  
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Kollage Stitch Red Square Needles
Kollage Stitch Red Square Needles
$16.50
Red needles? Could it be?! YES! We at Jimmy Beans have partnered up with the folks at Kollage to bring you these fabulous Stitch Red Square Needles. Available as circulars and double points, the needles made their debut last weekend at VK Live and were a huge hit! Exclusive to Jimmy Beans Wool (they even have our name on them, and the Stitch Red logo!), 5% of the gross profits from each pair sold will go to the FNIH in support of The Heart Truth® and women's heart health education and research. With all the holiday and winter knitting ahead, we strongly recommend these needles for your next project. Not only are they pretty and support a good cause, but the square shape reduces stress on your hands and helps to keep your stitches nice and even.
Silk Pearl - 182
Silk Pearl - 182
$44.00
Artyarns Silk Pearl yarns are here! The original Silk Pearl is a gorgeous 100% silk DK weight yarn. With its unique chainette construction, this yarn is light, yet drapes beautifully and has a muted silky sheen that gives the fabric a surreal glow. Ideal for knitters and crocheters who love Artyarns but prefer a more substantial yarn, we also carry Silk Pearl in the Beaded and Beaded with Sequins bases! Available in some of the most popular tonal and variegated colorways, if you don't see what you're looking for, just shoot us an email or give us a call and we be happy to get it on order for you!
Panda - Lady Fern
Panda - Lady Fern
$22.00
Sharon's favorite animal of all time is a panda, so when Wool Creek Wool's Panda yarn arrived last week, she was really beside herself! This superwash merino, bambo rayon and nylon blend is a fingering weight gem. The wool component is from Targhee Sheep, bred in Montana's high mountains. This breed is known for some of the softest wool found in the United States! On top of that, each gorgeous color way is hand-dyed to perfection -I'm having trouble choosing my favorite one! This yarn is not only perfect for cozy socks, but would be a stunning choice for silky smooth shawls and fantabulous lightweight cardigans!
Bamboo Bloom Book 1: Backyard Blooms
Bamboo Bloom Book 1: Backyard Blooms
$14.25
Backyard Blooms is brimming with fun and fabulous patterns using Universal Yarns gorgeous Bamboo Bloom and Bamboo Bloom Handpaints. The multi-textured thick and thin quality of this yarn is perfect for simple pullovers like the Weekend in the Country sweater and elegantly unique wraps such as the Sugared Vines Stole. We also like the Morning Market Tee, pictured on the front cover of this book! If you're looking for a colorful project and inspiring yarn to work with, Backyard Blooms will get your creative juices flowing!
Better Buddy Case - Pumpkin Spice
Better Buddy Case - Pumpkin Spice
$20.00
The Better Buddy Kit from Namaste is, well, better than ever! An upgrade from the original Buddy Case, these small, stylish cases are made to hold all your necessary notions so you can have them anywhere you may need it...be it the living room, on the bus, in a waiting room, at the airport, craft night... you name it! Internal magnets keep metal notions such as snippy scissors and tapestry needles in place so they don't fall out. A removable divider helps maintain order, and the strong snap clasp ensures your Better Buddy cases only opens when you want it to.
Bambino - 802 Candy Pink
Bambino - 802 Candy Pink
$12.00
Be Sweet's Bambino yarn is the same super-soft cotton bamboo blend as their self-striping Bambino Taffy yarn, just in solid colorways. Whether you prefer plant fiber to animal fibers, or are just looking for a plush, lightweight yarn, Bambino is it! Not to mention, it's also machine washable, making it great for cozy baby knits as well!
Pam Powers Knits - Cowboy Cowl
Pam Powers Knits - Cowboy Cowl
$7.00
On top of all this new yarn for fall, we've got plenty of patterns coming in to support it! Pam Powers Knits has been stealing the show recently with her stylish Cowboy Cowl. Shevawn fell in love with this pattern the moment she saw it, and knit one up in Tosh Merino -it really is stunning! If you are in need of a flashier neck warmer, check out Pam's Ruffled and Rouched Scarf or her Challah Infinity Scarf. Both use worsted weight yarn. Use your favorite, or try some of ours like Malabrigo's Worsted Merino, Manos' Maxima, Misti's Best of Nature Worsted, or Be Sweet's Bambino! And don't forget to take a peek at her sweater designs! Setsuko is both sweater AND cowl and Devonshire is a timeless, classic cardi.
 
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      A Little Bit of Everything! New Yarns from Plymouth  
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Fur, ice, net, scandals?! Plymouth definitely went all-out this season in the ruffle department! We'll start with the scandal... Scandalicious is ten yards of texture-tastic color-mazingness. Constructed similarly to Rowan's Kidsilk Creation, Scandelicious is a pre-knit tube. By knitting or crocheting along one edge you can make a voluptuous scarf in no time! Similarly constructed, Passion Nette has a finer weave and results in more delicate ruffles. We love the fun, whimsical colors and drape of this cotton-acrylic blend. Jenn recently succumbed to the ruffle craze, and has fallen for Passion Ice. The glitz and glamorous fringe on this ruffle yarn (similar to Plymouth's Joy Rainbow yarn) is hard to resist, and the sparkly colorways are stunning! Last but not least, Passion Fur is truly one-of-a-kind. The body of this ruffle yarn is an open, multicolor nette with thick, cozy faux fur running along one edge.
Of course Plymouth is about more than just ruffles. Their latest yarns include Baby Alpaca Aire, Europa Tweed, Gina and Sakki! From last to first, Sakki is, you guessed it, a sock yarn! Hand dyed in South Africa this merino, mohair and nylon blend is great for durable, comfy socks that will keep your feet warm and dry. It is also perfect for shawls like the Sakki Crochet Scarf! Another multicolor yarn this season is Gina. A self-striping single ply, Gina is 100% wool and comes with 109 yards per 50g skein. This versatile yarn can be used for just about any project -6 skeins is all it takes to make the popular Side to Side Vest! And now for the thick, quick-knittin' yarns. The bulky Europa Tweed knits up on a US 10 and comes in 7 gorgeous marled colorways. To make a pair of mittens and a hat (like the ones from the Europa Tweed Hat, Mitt and Shawl Set) it only takes 4 balls total (2 balls for each project)! Lastly, Baby Alpaca Aire. Ridiculously soft, this is one of those yarns you have to feel to believe -and once you've got your hands on it, you won't want to let go! This heavy worsted weight yarn is perfect for sweaters, vest, hats and cowls!
 
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      Kit Of The Month - Mirasol Tuhu Cowl  
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Mirasol's Tuhu is a superbly soft baby llama and merino wool blend with just a touch of angora. This DK weight yarn is light, yet warm, and regulates temperature wonderfully, making it perfect for winter accessories like this colorful Cowl, which also happens to be November's kit of the month! Just two contrasting colors of Tuhu's rainbow palette, a pair of US 6 - 16" circulars (not included in the kit), and the free pattern for this stylish cowl are all you need to start knitting! A great project for those interested in exploring multi-color knitting, it is easy to find your rhythm when working on this cowl. The finished product makes a great gift for a loved one, or your very own neck. ;)Mirasol Tuhu Cowl
Mirasol Tuhu Cowl
Was $22.00
Now $17.60
(up to 20% off!)
 
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      Sale Extravaganza!  
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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 - '12 November Rusty Bucket
Black Sheep - '12 November Rusty Bucket
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Black Sheep - Blueberry Snowcone
Black Sheep - Blueberry Snowcone
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Black Sheep - Farwell
Black Sheep - Farwell
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Black Sheep - Spats
Black Sheep - Spats
Was $19.90
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
More Onesies and 2nds: Starting at 25% Off! We are on a roll with these onesies and seconds! After making an appearance at Stitches East, we've got several Lorna's Laces Onesies that made the trip back to Reno. Available in Shepherd Sock, these bright one-of-a-kind colorways will be gone in no time -and once we're out, you'll never see colors quite like them again! Also one-of-a-kind originals, we've got more Knit Collage 2nds! These skeins are truly unique, being over spun, thinner than normal, containing too much mohair, or simply 1st quality yarn but a little short on yardage. Great for fanciful projects and unforgettable gifts!
Shepherd Sock Onesies - C
Shepherd Sock Onesies - C
Was $24.50
Now $18.37
(25% off!)
Shepherd Sock Onesies - I
Shepherd Sock Onesies - I
Was $24.50
Now $18.37
(25% off!)
Pixie Dust 2nd Quality - Mango Glitter
Pixie Dust 2nd Quality - Mango Glitter
Was $35.00
Now $17.50
(50% off!)
Rolling Stone 2nd Quality -Cactus Tree
Rolling Stone 2nd Quality -Cactus Tree
Was $37.00
Now $18.50
(50% off!)
Cashmere and Fibra Natura: Starting at 25% Off! Grab some while you still can! We've got amazing deals on several Fibra Natura yarns as well as Debbie Macomber's Cashmere Fleur de Lys! This sumptuous single ply merino and cashmere blend is perfect for cozy cowls and sophisticated sweaters alike. Another versatile yarn is the Fibra Natura Oak. A luxurious blend of merino, silk and linen, this soft DK weight yarn comes in both solid and print colorways! Not to be left out, Exquisite Bamboo is, well, exquisite! And Heaven's multi-color hues will glow in any crafted piece.
Cashmere Fleur De Lys - 412 Vitality
Cashmere Fleur De Lys - 412 Vitality
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Oak - 40207 Castor Grey
Oak - 40207 Castor Grey
Was $8.00
Now $4.00
(50% off!)
Exquisite Bamboo - 40667 Purple
Exquisite Bamboo - 40667 Purple
Was $7.00
Now $5.25
(25% off!)
Heaven - 51 Flambe
Heaven - 51 Flambe
Was $9.00
Now $4.00
(56% off!)
Stylish Scarf Yarns: Starting at 35% Off! Both Filatura di Crosa's Cocco and Ci Piace yarns are super quick knits and can be transformed into soft, bulky scarves in next to no time! Cocco features fuzzy pom-poms strung along a thick binder thread. Using a US 15 needle, 2-3 skeins will make a stylish oversized scarf, or just one ball is perfect for a thick, warm cowl! With Ci Piace, you can choose to knit without needles at all. Great for finger knitting, this fleecy microfiber yarn makes great neck-warming accessories. If bulky isn't your style, try Rozetti's Flora ruffle yarn. One skein of this shimmery fabric makes a gorgeous, flowing scarf. Simply knit or crochet along one edge to create voluptuous, eye-catching ruffles! Liberty Boucle also makes great accessories since the colorful flecks and boucle texture lends itself perfect for lighter-weight wraps and shawls!
Cocco - 22 Sapphire
Cocco - 22 Sapphire
Was $13.00
Now $3.90
(70% off!)
Ci Piace - 09 Dark Olive
Ci Piace - 09 Dark Olive
Was $9.95
Now $3.95
(60% off!)
Flora - 610-03 - Scarlet
Flora - 610-03 - Scarlet
Was $12.00
Now $7.80
(35% off!)
Liberty Boucle - 01 Sky/Green/Pink
Liberty Boucle - 01 Sky/Green/Pink
Was $9.00
Now $5.40
(40% off!)
Namaste Wallets: 43% Off! Aptly named "The Wallet", these spacious clutches from Namaste cover all of your wallet needs. Made from animal-friendly faux leather and available in 3 bright shades as well as black, The Wallet has plenty of card slots for your credit cards, an interior zippered slot for all of your loose change, money sleeves for dollars and checkbooks, and an exterior zippered pouch for easy access to your necessities! Plus the sleek, sophisticated design keeps you looking trendy, on top of keeping you organized! Shevawn has one and swears it's the best wallet she's ever owned!
The Wallet - Black
The Wallet - Black
Was $35.00
Now $19.95
(43% off!)
The Wallet - Hollywood Pink
The Wallet - Hollywood Pink
Was $35.00
Now $19.95
(43% off!)
The Wallet - Lime
The Wallet - Lime
Was $35.00
Now $19.95
(43% off!)
The Wallet - Red
The Wallet - Red
Was $35.00
Now $19.95
(43% off!)
 
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      Knit For Charity Knit Night + Sneak Peak  
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Mystery Box
A mysterious box? What could it be?! You better bet it has something to do with Operation Turkey Trot! We're not revealing anything just yet, but be sure to check your inbox on Friday, November 16th (the Friday Before Black Friday, or FBBF for short) for the unveiling of Operation Turkey Trot! If you're local or just happen to be in Reno on the 15th, stop by the shop for our Knit For Charity Knit Night! The event will run from 6pm to 8pm, and there will be much fun had by all. Plus we'll be giving a super-secret sneak peak of Operation Turkey Trot to all attendees! If you won't be able to attend the knit night, but want to know more, keep an eye on our blog, and Facebook for more hints as to what Operation Turkey Trot is all about!
 
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      Meet Two Beans: Cheryl and Hana!  
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Cheryl celebrates her one year anniversary of being a Bean this month! A hard working, joke-cracking go-getter, Cheryl started out pulling orders and is now one of the lovely ladies in customer service answering phones and responding to emails. If you couldn't tell from her intro at the beginning of this newsletter, Cheryl has some experience with animals. She raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, something she started doing with her kids over 20 years ago when they were in 4H. Now her grandkids help raise the pups! Hana, her current charge, is the 17th puppy they have raised.
Hana
Hana comes into the shop every day with Cheryl and is a model employee. She shows up on time, keeps quiet, causes no trouble and is a calming influence for all the other beans. While Hana may not contribute to the bottom line, she is always willing to be petted, kiss people and try to climb in their laps. It's a great arrangement we have with Hana; we reap the benefits of her cuteness each day, and she gets exposure to all sorts of experiences that will help her to be an exemplary Guide Dog!

Having spent a year here at JBW continually inspires Cheryl, a life-long crafter, to stay creative and learn new things. Her latest endeavor has been spinning, which she is learning from Allie. A fan of everything from Imperial Yarns, she has been honing her new skills using the Sliver Roving. She's also back on the sewing bandwagon after a 20 year hiatus (with all this amazing fabric on the shelves, it is impossible not to be!), and is planning several quilts -the hard part is finding the time! Of course there is knitting too. Cheryl has fallen in love with every design in Laura's Knit Red book, especially the Swans Island blanket. Really, any excuse to use Swans Island yarn is a good excuse! Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted also holds a special place in her heart. It was the first yarn she ever used to knit a sweater for one of her grandchildren!
 
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