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July 2010 Limited Edition Newsletter

 
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       July Limited Edition :: Eclipse  
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Shepherd Sock Shepherd Worsted Helen's Lace
Honor Sport

Eclipse - July's Limited Edition Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Lion and Lamb, Honor*, and with matching Beaded Stitch Markers.)

July is finally here which means summer is well under way, Jimmy Beans Bucks are out, and the newest Lorna's Laces Limited Edition color is here! Eclipse is our homage to the lunar and solar phenomenon, but more importantly to the wildly popular Twilight saga; the third book and movie of which share the name: Eclipse. Karla, Ailene and Leanne, our resident Twilight enthusiasts, were thrilled to the point of tears and wild giggles at how perfect Eclipse (the color) embodies the essence of that epic story. A smoldering union of smoky charcoal, velvety maroon and a twinge of dusty sapphire, Eclipse is nearly impossible to resist regardless of your feeling towards stories of vampires and werewolves, and is definitely a must-have for your next project or your stash ;) As stunning as its sister color, Twilight**, Eclipse is a magically versatile and unique color that is already flying off the shelves!

*Read more about the new yarn Honor below...

**More details about the reintroduction of our favorite Limited Edition color can be found below as well!

 
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      Fun Stuff for your Lorna's Laces  
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Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn
Twilight (100g) Returns!
Shepherd Sock
$23.00

Twilight Returns!
In honor of the 3rd year of the Limited Edition line from Lorna's Laces, we have decided to permanently bring back 3 of the most popular past Limited Edition colors! To kick things off we have chosen Twilight as one of those three colors and starting July 1st (that means right now!) it is available year round exclusively from Jimmy Beans! But wait, it gets better! We have yet to chose the remaining two colors to bring back and are leaving that up to you, our most valued and fantastic customers, to decide. Eleven colors have being selected to choose from and it will be left up to a vote to decide which colors will become eternally available. So if you've always wished you could get more of Amber Rose (October 2008), Simply the Blues (February 2009) or Rainforest (August 2007, the very first Limited Edition color!) -or any other Limited Edition color- now is your golden opportunity to make your wish come true! Be sure to cast your vote (the poll is on our blog) and get your fiber friends submit their (or your) preferences as well!

Lorna's Laces Honor Yarn
Lorna's Laces Honor
Color: Eclipse
$23.00

New Yarn: Honor!
Are you overwhelmed with all the new and amazing things coming to us this month from Lorna's Laces? Well, prepare yourself for one more spectacular addition: Honor. Honor is an alpaca and silk blend (70% and 30% respectively) DK weight yarn. It comes in 100 gram hanks with an ample yardage of 275 and knits up fabulously on US 5 needles. This yarn is so impossibly soft it takes a conscious effort to stop touching it (something I have to do regularly). While the alpaca holds dye a bit differently than the other Lorna's fibers -the colors tend to be slightly muted- the silk adds a subtle sheen that gives you a whole new reason to love your favorite Lorna's colors. We currently carry both Twilight and this month's Limited Edition color, Eclipse, in Honor and will be adding even more colors to our inventory every week, so keep checking the website for updates!

Victoria S Beaded Stitch Markers Accessories - Numbers 1-5
Stitch Markers - Numbers 1-5
$24.00

Fun and practical! I've been asking Victoria to make these stitch markers for months... and am sooo glad that she did! They come in a set of 5 and really help me keep track of where I am in a pattern (since my brain just doesn't quite work the way it did before Huck). Not only are these fun and practical, but they are exquisitely created as well (the number beads 1 through 5 have been wire-wrapped with Swarovski crystals. Fancy, fancy!)

Nelkin Designs Patterns - Eventide
Nelkin Designs - Eventide
$5.00

Eventide is based an an incredibly easy 6 stitch "cross stitch" pattern and uses Schaefer's Audrey yarn. It is made by working double yarnovers that add length to your stitches so they float and appear to be woven not knitted. My inner weaver loves this! Beads are used on each end of the scarf creating an arrow of bling. The pattern includes lots of info on working with beads, including: stringing beads, purling and knitting with beads, working yarn-overs with beads, and more.

Louisa Harding Books - 23 - Queen of Hearts
Louisa Harding - Queen of Hearts
$21.95

Who doesn't love Alice in Wonderland? Well, Louisa Harding has created her own wonderland in this great pattern book. It has everything from fingerless mitts to beautiful sweaters. All of the patterns have a heart filled theme to them using cables, color work and much more.

Norah Gaughan Pattern Books - Vol. 7
Norah Gaughan - Vol. 7
$14.95

There's just no stopping the creativity of Norah. I was lucky enough to spend time with Norah at the recent TNNA convention and she is as wonderful in person as her beautiful creations are on paper. Her newest book Vol 7 is full of creative designs and I think that you will enjoy working every one of them up. I know I can't wait to add this one to my library!

Offhand Designs Flat Leather Handles Accessories - Cognac with Brass
No-Sew Flat Leather Handles by Sage Luxury!
$48.00

These handles are made by Sage Luxury, a division of Offhand Designs - the popular handbag company. We've never had flat leather handles before, or no-sew handles, so we're super excited to have these in stock! These high-end handbag handles are for luxury crafters who care about quality in every part of their design. The handles have no-sew attachments, in classic, elegant colors. Hardware is available in both solid brass and nickel and we have them in Black, Chocolate and Cognac.

 
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      Fall Berroco is Here!  
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It's here!!! So much Berroco we hardly know what to do with ourselves (except knit and crochet and frantically plan more projects)! After several days of chaotic unpacking, impromptu yarn box forts and lots of yarn ogling we finally have it all out and (somewhat) organized. With so many new arrivals, it is hard to know what to talk about first. Let's start with chunky. Mmmhmmm chunky! And no, I'm not referring to the huge chocolate chips in that cookie tempting me from the kitchen, I am talking about the many boxes of glorious chunky Berroco yarn! We now carry Vintage Chunky, Blackstone Tweed Chunky, Comfort Chunky, and Peruvia Quick - all the heavyweight counterparts to their worsted weight namesakes. Amerique and Leanne are especially excited about the Comfort Chunky and Peruvia Quick which knit up so quickly, beautifully, and in many of the same wonderful colors as the original Comfort and Peruvia. And for being such fantastic chunky yarns they are reasonably priced and have a generous yardage -150 yards and 103 yards respectively!

The Vintage Chunky and Blackstone Tweed Chunky are both part of Berroco's Fall 2010 lineup as well as Campus and Borealis. While the Vintage and Blackstone Tweed chunkies are both beefier versions of their worsted predecessors, Campus and Borealis are 100% new and exciting! Campus comes in five earthy marled colors and is a spectacular bulky yarn that varies in thickness which gives it a unique, homespun texture. Borealis, like its namesake, is a visual magnet you can't help but admire with its shimmery sheen and array of varying hues. Also a bulky weight yarn, Borealis is ultra soft and comes in ten colorways, each one breathtakingly beauteous!

New yarn isn't the only newness from Berroco, we have also received the latest additions to the Sundae, Comfort and Ultra Alpaca color palates! There are so many fantastic hues ranging from intense jewel tones to unique marled and heather textures to more neutral and natural tones. With so many more options it may be even harder to chose just one for your next project :)

Wool Watcher Alert! We'll put putting 4 balls each of 2 colors of the new Campus, Vintage Chunky, Blackstone Tweed Chunky, and Borealis on the Wool Watcher this week... at a HUGE discount. We hope you'll take this as an opportunity to try out the new yarns, write reviews, and tell all of your friends how great these are!

Berroco Campus Yarn
Campus
130 yds
$10.00
Berroco Borealis Yarn
Borealis
108 yds
$14.00
Berroco Blackstone Tweed Chunky Yarn
Blackstone Tweed Chunky
60 yds
$9.50
Berroco Vintage Chunky Yarn
Vintage Chunky
130 yds
$6.50
 
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      New Colors from Lorna's!  
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New Lorna's Laces colors are here!!! After being taunted with imaginative names for the colors to come, we finally got to see what "Unicorn Parade", "Robot Overlord" and "Turtle Rodeo" actually look like! All three of the new variegated colors (the ones with crazy names) are exiting and unexpected combinations. Robot Overlord is a melange of bright red, dusty brown, gold, and deep chocolate. If you're looking for a more masculine color with a little zing to it, this color is perfect, though anyone who loves earthy browns and reds would be thrilled with Robot Overlord! The most unexpected and nearly unanimous favorite of everyone here at the shop is Turtle Rodeo. It is a daring blend of deep turquoise, rusty orange, charcoal gray and silvery green that gives off a funky wild west kind of vibe. Third on the list of new colors is Unicorn Parade, the most anticipated color among us Beans here at JBW as we all have a slight obsession with unicorns. It did not disappoint! This color is a cheery array of eye-popping hues that hearkens back to the days of My Little Pony. An optimistic mix of lemony yellow, creamsicle orange, aqua blue, lively grassy green and a deliciously bright purple, Unicorn Parade is an excellent option for those projects you're working on for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, or other bubbly little girl in your life :)

Also on the list of new arrivals are the solid colors Patina and Fjord. Patina is a rich bronze hue and Fjord an airy light blue. Both have the slight variations of color within a hank, a common characteristic of hand-dyed yarn. They knit up into a unique and luscious fabric that adds to or accents any wardrobe! All five of these fantastic additions to the Lorna's spectrum come in sock, sport, worsted and lace weights, giving you even more possibilities for your next project!

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn
Unicorn Parade (50g)
Shepherd Sock
$11.50
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Robot Overlord (50g)
Shepherd Sock
$11.50
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Turtle Rodeo (50g)
Shepherd Sock
$11.50
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn
Fjord (50g)
Shepherd Sock
$11.50
 
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      Noro Overstock Sale  
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With all of this new yarn coming into the shop, we need to make some room. Take 25-36% off regular price on the following Noro yarns, in addition to some of the Kureyon Sock at $12.75 per ball. If you've never had the pleasure of working with Noro yarns before, this will be a great opportunity to do so. And if you have worked with Noro before, then you don't need any convincing!

Noro Sekku Yarn
Noro Sekku
Was $15.00
Now $9.50
(36% off!)
Noro Chirimen Yarn
Noro Chirimen
Was $10.00
Now $7.50
(25% off!)
Noro Iro Yarn
Noro Iro
Was $20.00
Now $14.00
(30% off!)
Noro Retro Yarn
Noro Retro
Was $9.95
Now $6.95
(30% off!)
 
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      Sale Update  
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Ready to save some money this Spring? These super star yarns are top quality, but won't break the bank. Stock up now for summer... we don't have a ton, so our stock is bound to move quickly!

Filatura Di Crosa Brilla Yarn
Filatura Di Crosa Brilla
Was $9.00
Now $4.50
(50% off!)

50% off! The perfect summer DK-weight yarn in a blend of cotton and viscose. This classic yarn with a subtle sheen offers a full spectrum of color from light to high-fashion summer colors.

Tahki Stacy Charles Zara Yarn
Tahki Zara - Select Colors
Was $10.00
Now $5.00
(50% off!)

Save 50% on discontinued colors of Zara... If you aren't familiar with Zara, Zara combines the finest quality Merino wool with the total ease of Superwash care!

Tahki Stacy Charles Luxor Yarn
Stacy Charles Luxor
Was $10.00
Now $5.00
(50% off!)

This Stacy Charles yarn is two individually-dyed multicolor strands - one a lofty wool and the other a shiny cord - are twisted together to create this bulky yarn with textural and tonal effects.

Filatura Di Crosa Balu Yarn
Filatura Di Crosa Balu
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)

Create lush yet lightweight faux-fur garments and accessories with super-bulky Balu. The neutral and animal print colors enhance the look.

Loop-d-Loop Tundra Yarn
Loop-d-Loop Tundra
Was $9.00
Now $4.50
(50% off!)

We've never carried the Loop d Loop yarns before, so jumped at the chance to try out a few colors at a discontinued price. And boy are we pleased... I'm already trying to figure out what kind of ski hat i'm going to knit Huck using the light blue color. I have to say that Tundra is surprisingly light and lofty for a super bulky yarn.... we're really liking it!

Tahki Stacy Charles Baby Print Yarn
Tahki Baby Print
Was $16.50
Now $8.25
(50% off!)

This Tahki yarn has been a staple for years... it's terrific for whipping up quick projects, especially hats (2 balls) and scarves (2-3 balls) on big needles. Printed multicolors add interest to this super bulky yet lightweight Merino wool yarn. Baby Prints coordinate with Baby's solid shades (of which we have 1 color at 50% off). It's also great for felted projects.... and if you're looking for a tweedy version, we also have 4 discontinued colors of Baby Tweed at 50% off.

Gedifra Leola Yarn
Gedifra Leola
Was $11.95
Now $5.97
(50% off!)

Leola has fashionable nubs in different intervals, which results in a colorful knitted project. The high natural fiber content of this yarn has a comfortable summer wear.

Gedifra Milena Yarn
Gedifra Milena
Was $7.95
Now $3.97
(50% off!)

High quality, exceptional ribbon tape yarn with a unique texture. Very comfortable to wear in the summer heat with its large cotton content.

 
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      Beanie Bucks Are Here  
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Bucks

A quick reminder to mention before you start shopping... the 2nd Quarter of 2010 Jimmy Beans Bucks have been issued! If you earned a reward, your reward and free shipping coupon are both currently in your account. Make sure to log into your account while ordering and you will see both. We have already sent out the email notifications with your reward amount and your personalized free shipping coupon code - hopefully you have already taken a look!

If you didn't earn a reward or aren't familiar with this incredible FREE YARN program take a look now! In a nutshell, if you have a JBW account and made purchases last quarter (April 1st - June 30th), you received an account credit equal to 5% of those purchases (with a few rules, of course). We were very excited to issue far more rewards during this round compared to the previous four rounds -- we really hope everyone enjoys this program!! :)

 
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       Thanks for Reading and Happy Knitting!  
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