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January 2015 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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In this issue:

 
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      Lorna's Laces & JBW Celebrate an '80s Classic - The Princess Bride!  
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Beans scaling the Cliff of Yarnity!

My name is Jimmy Montoya...you bought my yarn...Prepare to Dye! No, really, that's the name of the color - inspired, of course, by one of our favorite '80s movies of all time: The Princess Bride! In tribute to this cinematic gem, we teamed up with Lorna's Laces and created not one, but four limited edition colorways that bring back fond memories of childhoods spent watching Westley rescue Buttercup, time and time again (she really needed some rescuing, didn't she? Sheesh!). First up is Farm Boy, a combo of blues and greens complete with shocks of gold just like handsome Westley's blond hair! As You Wish is a lovely mix of pinks, greens, and blues that represents Westley and Buttercup's undying love.
Even Vizzini would approve of Inconceivable, a blend of blood red and evil greenish-brown that will have you checking your goblet for iocaine powder. And don't forget Prepare to Dye! Revenge is imminent in this mix of gold and brown with bits of steely gray, just like Inigo's famous swashbuckling sword!

All four colors are available in Shepherd Worsted, Shepherd Sock, Honor, and Cloudgate (Lorna's newest yarn!). None of them will keep you safe from Shrieking Eels, Rodents of Unusual Size, or Flame Spurts, but the Dread Pirate Roberts might just spare you if you knit him a scarf! (Need a pattern to finish one before he loses patience? Check out our free Princess Bride Tube Scarf pattern from the photo!)
Lovers or Fighters? There's a scarf for both!
Whichever you choose (or, if you throw caution to the winds like Westley climbing the Cliffs of Insanity, and get all four), have fun with it - you know we did! And don't forget your special set of coordinating Spark Stitch Markers - you can pretend you're Princess Buttercup with your string of sparkling jewels! (Please note the Stitch Markers got held up in the Fire Swamp and will be shipping by January 9th!)
 
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      Gifts for Year-round Giving!  
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Even though the holiday gift-giving season is officially over, it's always a good idea to have a stash of ideas for those other special occasions that come up during the year (and always with little time to spare, am I right?). Keep these suggestions in your back pocket for emergencies (or as hints for things that you'd like to receive!). Don't forget to check out Jimmy's Guide to Giving for more great gift ideas!
Swans Island Birthstone Bouquet - January/Garnet - Small
Swans Island Birthstone Bouquet - January/Garnet - Small
$80.00
Our Birthstone Bouquets are an absolute favorite - skeins of lovely Swans Island EcoWash DK yarn dyed in stunning shades to match your birthstone, along with a set of matching Swarovski crystal birthstone stitch markers made by Anna Bee, plus the pattern to make a gorgeous Silver Birch Cowl! Each small bouquet contains three skeins of yarn and three stitch markers, and the large bouquets include five skeins of yarn and five stitch markers. Now you just need needles!
Fyberspates Anniversary Bouquet- 1st Paper
Fyberspates Anniversary Bouquet- 1st Paper
$90.00
We're excited about our new Fyberspates Anniversary Collection Bouquets , designed to coordinate with important wedding anniversaries and their traditional gift suggestions! Each bouquet comes with three skeins of Fyberspates Scrumptious DK/Worsted in shades that match the gifts: First (Paper), Fifth (Wood), Tenth (Diamond), Twenty-fifth (Silver), and Fiftieth (Gold)! They also include a pattern for a beautiful hat and mitt set - alternatively, you could make two matching hats for you and your sweetheart!
Lorna's Little Bites - Petit Fours (Pastels)
Lorna's Little Bites - Petit Fours (Pastels)
$24.95
Do you love the Lorna's Laces colorways, but want just a mouthful before you plan a meal? Try our Lorna's Little Bites samplers! Each one contains a dozen 20-yard Shepherd Sock mini-skeins, and they come in 6 delectable color palettes in distinct "flavors" to help you sample the rainbow of delicious Lorna's colors we carry! Each sampler also comes with a Ravelry download code for the Stratigraphy Cowl, designed by Rachel of Unraveled Designs to use all of the colors in each sampler in a gorgeous striped neckwarmer!
Tower of Tosh - Tosh DK Saffron
Tower of Tosh - Tosh DK Saffron
$125.00
For the serious Madelinetosh lover (and maybe it's you!), we've got Towers of Tosh, the ultimate gift box full of yarn and goodies! Each three-box tower contains three skeins of Tosh DK - enough for the classic Mara Shawl (pattern also included), plus US 7 circular needles, a stunning silver Jul shawl stick, a full pack of stitch markers, and two Eucalan Wrapture single use packets for soaking and blocking the shawl when it's done. It's a complete package - everything you need to enjoy some tempting Tosh!
Soak and Soap Bath Sets - Clean as Mud Detox Duo
Soak and Soap Bath Sets - Clean as Mud Detox Duo
$40.00
Get some mud on your face...and the rest of your body! We're proud to stock Black Rock Mud products, harvested from the Nevada Black Rock Desert (it's good for more than just Burning Man, you know!). The 100% natural illite clay is touted to draw out toxins from the skin, restore pH balance, and improve circulation. The Black Rock Mud Soak & Soap Kits help you relax with a soak and then cleanse with a special soap, all in one convenient kit! What a great gift item, too!
 
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      New Year's Resolution Projects!  
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Lots of new skills to learn!


We've all been there: it's a new year, everybody is making resolutions to eat better, exercise more, and be more organized. But have you ever considered making resolutions for your crafting? This year, we're resolving to give our bodies a little break and make improvements in an external area instead: our hobbies! Whether you're a knitter, weaver, crocheter, or quilter, you can always pick up new skills that will show through in your work. And we've got the tools to get you started!
The youngest of our new weaving addicts...


Have you caught the weaving bug, but don't know where to start? Pick up an easy-to-use Cricket Loom and a copy of Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving and get going! Or how about learning a new knitting skill like lace or entrelac? Wendy Knits Lace is a great resource for beginning and building on lace knitting skills, and Entrée to Entrelac will get you started and hooked on entrelac construction! You can even craft your way around the world and learn about multicultural techniques with patterns and articles from the Stories in Stitches series!


We've got help in the form of instructional videos, too. Thinking about trying out two-at-a-time sock knitting? Terry made an excellent video to get you started. And Gus tells exactly how to make your own bias tape for sewn projects! Or are you obsessed with crocheted Amigurumi and want to know how to make them? We have videos for every craft and every interest - just take a look at our instruction page!

Is there a skill or technique you'd like to see detailed in an instructional video? Write in to support@jimmybeanswool and let us know!
2 Socks at a time with the magic loop method
 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Cascade Heritage Prints - 03 Southwest
Cascade Heritage Prints - 03 Southwest
$12.95
Wintertime means warm socks, and we always have a pair on our needles when the snow is falling outside! Here's a new treat for your feet: Cascade Heritage Prints! These fun, self-patterning yarns will have you lifting your pant leg to peek at your toes all day long - they're that amusing! With fourteen colorways to choose from, you'll never be bored. The superwash merino and nylon blend is both soft and durable, and best of all, one 437-yard ball will make a full-size pair of socks! We like Knitting Pure and Simple's Beginner's Lightweight Sock pattern -an easy design that lets these self-patterning colors shine!
Kristen TenDyke No-Sew Knits
Kristen TenDyke No-Sew Knits
$25.99
We know, we know, it's so cliche to complain about finishing - but we still do it! There's nothing more daunting than the prospect of hours of sewing pieces of a project together after you cast off. With Kristen Ten Dyke's No Sew Knits, you can breathe a sigh of relief as you knit, knowing that you'll soon be wearing your creations and not sewing and doing extensive finishing on them! This book is packed with twenty patterns designed to have your project off the needles in one piece so you can start enjoying it immediately! Kristen solves the dreaded "finishing syndrome" by having you do bits of finishing as you're knitting, making it practically painless!
The Yarniad Patterns - Itineris
The Yarniad Patterns - Itineris
$6.00
Hilary Smith Callis is known on Ravelry for her approachable but beautiful patterns with intriguing names derived from Greek and Latin roots. Designing as The Yarniad, she puts her Classical education to work in a whole new way to make patterns like the Itineris Shawl, a uniquely constructed shawl that will take you on your own special journey as you knit it! Requiring two colors for spectacular stripy-ness, we suggest a sumptuous light fingering weight/lace yarn such as Anzula Cloud. And her Starshower Cowl can also be worn as a shoulder cozy, giving it versatility with the beauty of lacework! We think it would look great in Mrs. Crosby's Train Case -and it only takes one skein!
Bonnie Bishoff Circle Shawl Pins - Ruby
Bonnie Bishoff Circle Shawl Pins - Ruby
$43.95
What better way to draw eyes to your beautiful handmade garment than with a gorgeous shawl pin? Tack a Bonnie Bishoff Circle Shawl Pin to your shoulder and you're sure to get plenty of compliments! These high-quality pins are made by hand in the USA, and the attention to detail and care shows through in each unique piece. The two-piece construction means you can attach them to even bulky garments with ease. They'd make a great gift, too!
Malabrigo Lace Among the Birches Shawl
Malabrigo Lace Among the Birches Shawl
From $25.00 to $39.99
It's been a favorite this last year for its soft and squishy hand and machine-washable qualities, but believe it or not, we still have a few skeins left of Malabrigo Lace Superwash! This 355-yard beauty that weighs in between a lace and a fingering weight was a "test yarn", and we can safely say, it passed the test! We love it in the Truckee Shawlette, a free pattern on our website designed by Kristen. To see our picks for the color combos in this adorable shawl, check out our Truckee Shawlette Kits!
 
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      New Yarns from Plymouth!  
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A cute hat made with Galway Sport

The Plymouth brand is synonymous with quality and affordability, and these new yarns are no exception! You'll soon be making up gorgeous garments, snuggly socks, comfy cowls, and more with just a few balls of these beauties! That new baby you know (and don't we all know one or two!) will love a sweet little sweater made out of self-patterning Toybox Candy - and so will his or her mother, because this machine-washable yarn is the epitome of easy care! Or make it a Fair Isle masterpiece for yourself with Galway Sport; the vibrant color palette available in this yarn makes it ideal for colorwork!

For a quick gift, try out new Galway Roving - the super-bulky stitches will just fly off your needles! We think the Oversized Zig Zag Cowl would be just perfect! Or how about some one-of-a-kind socks? The new Happy Feet Splash colorways would make even the most basic sock pattern really pop!
Sentiment Shawl pattern by Andrea Rangel
We've also got these fun Splash colorways in Worsted Merino Superwash and the winter favorite Baby Alpaca Grande , ideal for bright accessories such as a Poncho or the Sentiment shawl shown in the picture (made with color 145).
 
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      Kit of the Month - Debbie Bliss Milano Shaped Edge Jacket - 20% Off  
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Debbie Bliss Milano Shaped Edge Jacket

Debbie Bliss Milano Shaped Edge Jacket
Was $120.00 to $173.70
Now from $96.00 to $138.96
(up to 20% off!)
Whether you're lunching with the ladies, making an impression at an important meeting, or hanging out with your knitting, the Debbie Bliss Milano Shaped Edge Jacket is just the ticket. It's classic, elegant, and oh-so-chic with its dainty lapels and shaped bottom edge that's flattering to every figure. Knit in the amazingly textured and tweedy Debbie Bliss Milano, this jacket will have an overall subtle look with tons of interest in the stitches. And for the month of January, it's 20% off!

 
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      Stash Building Sales  
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CPY Danube Aran, DK & Bulky - 50% off!
We're singing over Crystal Palace Danube yarn! This gorgeous self-striper is a soft wool blend with tweedy silk-like flecks spun right into the yarn. Lucky for you, several colorways have just been discontinued, which means only one thing: some great yarn is now on sale! We have it in Aran, DK, and Bulky weights, meaning you can make just about anything under the rainbow - and see the rainbow in it! Use a couple balls of any weight to make Ann Norling's Easy Cowl in Any Gauge!
Danube Aran - 604 Baltic Blues
Danube Aran - 604 Baltic Blues
Was $8.40
Now $4.20
(50% off!)
Danube DK - 303 Provence
Danube DK - 303 Provence
Was $8.40
Now $4.20
(50% off!)
Danube DK - 305 Fernwood
Danube DK - 305 Fernwood
Was $8.40
Now $4.20
(50% off!)
Danube Bulky - 906 Tango
Danube Bulky - 906 Tango
Was $8.40
Now $4.20
(50% off!)
Lopi Einband - 50% off!
If you missed out on the first batch, lady luck must be by your side, as we just received a second round of the gorgeous Lopi Einband -a fingering weight wool in a rainbow of bright, eye-catching solids. This 100% Icelandic wool is everything you'd expect from an unadulterated, traditional fiber: great stitch definition, a timeless rustic quality, and a beautiful bloom once it is wet blocked. Great for light shawls, Fair Isle colorwork, and more, with over 30 colors to choose from it is all too easy to find a project and cast on!
Lopi Einband - 1762 Turquoise
Lopi Einband - 1762 Turquoise
Was $7.99
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Lopi Einband - 1768 Pink
Lopi Einband - 1768 Pink
Was $7.99
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Lopi Einband - 9076 Almond Heather
Lopi Einband - 9076 Almond Heather
Was $7.99
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Lopi Einband - 9112 Dark Green
Lopi Einband - 9112 Dark Green
Was $7.99
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Erika Knight Maxi Wool & Fur Wool - 40% off!
Don't hesitate, or you might miss out: Erika Knight's Maxi Wool and Fur Wool are 40% off! The Fur Wool Snood With a Twist or the Maxi Wool Rib Snood will keep your shoulders toasty in a chilly office or out on frosty walk around the neighborhood. Or get fancy and use a bit of both yarns for the stunning Fur Cuff Mitts! Whatever you choose, grab some before it's gone!
Erika Knight Maxi Wool - Geranium
Erika Knight Maxi Wool - Geranium
Was $19.00
Now $11.40
(40% off!)
Erika Knight Maxi Wool - Steve
Erika Knight Maxi Wool - Steve
Was $19.00
Now $11.40
(40% off!)
Erika Knight Fur Wool - Marni
Erika Knight Fur Wool - Marni
Was $24.00
Now $14.40
(40% off!)
Erika Knight Fur Wool - Mallard
Erika Knight Fur Wool - Mallard
Was $24.00
Now $14.40
(40% off!)
Knitterly Grab Bags - 42% off!
Half the fun of a project is in the planning, and what better way to get those creative juices flowing with the mystery and novelty of some yarn grab bags from Knitterly? Each one is packed with a variety of different yarns in coordinating colorways - use them together for a fun novelty scarf, or for different small projects. You might get sparkles, baubles, muted colors, ribbon yarns - who knows? The fun is in the surprise!
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Browns
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Browns
Was $35.00
Now $20.00
(42% off!)
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Greens
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Greens
Was $35.00
Now $20.00
(42% off!)
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Oranges, Yellows, Rusts
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Oranges, Yellows, Rusts
Was $35.00
Now $20.00
(42% off!)
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Reds, Pinks
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Reds, Pinks
Was $35.00
Now $20.00
(42% off!)
Handmaiden Sea Three Onesies - 22% off!
We're never disappointed to see a shipment of onesies - that's the name we lovingly give to those hand dyed yarns that didn't quite make the cut in the dyer's eye - but to us, they are one-of-a-kind! We still have some gorgeous hanks of Sea Three Onesies from Hand Maiden, makers of the exquisite Sea Silk yarn. These are a blend of silk and Seacell, which is derived from seaweed, and come in a pretty palette of hand-dyed colors with a dazzling sheen. Get them before they're gone forever!
Sea Three Onesies (100g) - Bright Brick
Sea Three Onesies (100g) - Bright Brick
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(22% off!)
Sea Three Onesies (100g) - Dark Marine
Sea Three Onesies (100g) - Dark Marine
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(22% off!)
Sea Three Onesies (100g) - Citrus
Sea Three Onesies (100g) - Citrus
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(22% off!)
Sea Three Onesies (100g) - Sea View
Sea Three Onesies (100g) - Sea View
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(22% off!)
All Fabric and Sewing Patterns on Sale!
Our stash is certainly dwindling, but it's not too late to stock up on some fantastic designer fabrics and patterns for quilting, making garments, and home décor! Tim and Beck Apple Jack would look so sweet in a child's quilt or outfit - wouldn't it make an adorable Kimono Set? Awww! We've also got some great solids and prints from designers like Michael Miller, Heather Bailey, and Joel Dewberry - this is not your run-of-the-mill fabric!
 
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      JBW In-Focus  
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some of the yarns from Yarn-mas 2014


Did you have as much fun with The 12 Days of Yarn-mas as we did? We hope so, because we'll soon have more indie-dyer action coming your way! It's one of our New Year's Resolutions to work with smaller and more varied hand-dye companies, and we know you'll be excited to see what we have in store to make our dream of stocking more of the dyers on our wish list into a reality! Stay tuned for more details!
 
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      New Rewards are Available!  
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Jimmy Beans Bucks!
It's that time again! Jimmy Beans Bucks from the fourth quarter are now available! If you have an account with us and you've made purchases with that account between October 1st and December 31st of 2014, 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 March 31st 2015, plus, any purchases you make using your account this month will accrue Rewards you can spend starting in April! 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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