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October 2010 Newsletter

 
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       How to Pre-String Beads  
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How to Pre-String Beads

How to Pre-String Beads

Bead knitting may look like a job best left to the professionals, but like a lot of things, it's not as hard as it looks! In this video Sandy demonstrates how to pre-string beads for beaded scarves, shawls and any other beaded project you've been dying to knit!

1. Thread common sewing needle with thread.

2. Tie a knot using both ends of the thread.

3. Open the 2 threads and roll the knot half way up towards the needle.

4. Put the yarn through the loop that is created when you open the thread.

5. Make sure to have a long enough tail and load up the needle with a few beads sliding them down onto the yarn

6. Push them down on the yarn and pull them up as you need to place them.

 
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      Kit of the Month :: The Alpaca Hug Cowl  
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Misti Alpaca Landscape Collection Alpaca Hug Cowl
Misti Alpaca Landscape Collection Alpaca Hug Cowl
Was $46.80 to $46.80
Now from $37.44 to $37.44
(up to 20% off!)

The Alpaca Hug Cowl is one of our free patterns offered on the website AND one of 7 final designs from our Landscape Collection design contest! Direct to you from the creative genius of designer Terri Kruse, the Alpaca Hug Cowl is our featured Kit of the Month at 20% off! Just two skeins of the luxurious Misti Alpaca Chunky in one of the 12 hand painted Landscape Collection colorways are required to knit up this scrumptiously cozy neck warmer.

The reversible stitch pattern and ample length of this comfy cowl means you can wear it any number of ways. Folded and pinned with your favorite shawl pin for a classic look, doubled around for extra warmth, or casually hung about the neck in one large loop, there is no wrong way to wear this warm weather accessory. Terri expertly turned the simple cowl concept into an original garment that can individualize any outfit. And knit with your favorite Landscape Collection colorway (mine is Big Whiskey), the Alpaca Hug Cowl is sure to become your scarf of preference!

 
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      New Nashua Is Here!  
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New Nashua Yarns

Ta da! Introducing Creative Focus Bulky and Isabella, new from Nashua! These two fabulous fibers are of the quality and natural beauty we have come to expect from Nashua. The Bulky is a thick, wooly single ply available in a glorious palette of rich solids and is great for head-warming hats and cold-resistant sweaters. Lighter, with a silken tweedy texture, the worsted weight Isabella comes in heathery colorways and has plenty of yardage at just over 100 yards per 50 grams. Intrigued but lacking project options? Take a look at the pattern booklets featuring Creative Focus Bulky and Isabella! For you fans of the Bulky, Fashion Outerwear is full of stylin' options for looking good and staying warm in frigid temperatures -like the unique urban appeal of the Chicago Sweater Jacket. The Isabella booklet also contains several sweater options for the cooler season as well as hats and fingerless gloves! And don't forget to take a peek at Day Into Night, a pattern booklet of new and elegant patterns featuring some of your old favorite fibers from Nashua (*hint hint* this book features some great patterns for Nashua yarns that will be on sale this weekend-just keep reading below)!

 
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      Another Rowan Wool Watcher Weekend!  
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Wool Watcher It's going to be a Wool Watcher Weekend! Wool Watcher

(Rowan, O-Wool, Gedifra, Nashua, Plymouth, Regia and More...)

Wool Watcher We've got a pretty exciting "Add Splash to Your Stash" event coming up this weekend - one that you won't want to miss. Starting on Friday, we'll be purging the shop of some pretty amazing yarns - all at 40-60% off (or more!). Below are just a few of the fun things you can expect to see... We hope you'll join us this weekend - and that you'll bring lots of friends!

p.s. Once again, the quantities aren't huge, so you'll want to keep your computer on the wool watcher page all day long. And for those of you that will be joining us from work on Friday, please apologize to your boss for us in advance (again)... :-)

 
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      New Yarns and Colors  
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What's New?

We've got a few new yarns, patterns, and things to update you on... we hope you find the update helpful!

Soak Wash Mini-Soaks Accessories - 2 Pack
Soak Wash Mini-Soaks Accessories - 2 Pack
$2.95
Also from Soak comes the 2 Pack Mini-Soaks! This environmentally friendly rinse-free wash is perfect for cleaning your hand-knits and ensuring that they stay beautiful as long as possible! Perfect for gift giving and travel, the Mini-Soaks pack includes two single wash packets and care instructions.

Wool Watcher We'll be putting a few mini-soaks on the Wool Watcher on Monday, the 18th!

Araucania Liwen Yarn
Araucania Liwen Yarn
$16.00
If the artisan dyed colorways aren't enough to catch your eye, the unbeatable softness and unique thick-thin texture of Liwen are sure to get your attention. A superfine alpaca and wool blend from Araucania, Liwen is a splendiferous bulky weight yarn perfect for hats, scarves, sweaters -honestly anything you can think of to knit with this glorious fiber is going to be a great idea! If the possibilities are overwhelming, try narrowing it down by flipping through Jane Ellison's pattern book Indian Summer which features several knit-worthy projects using Liwen. Or just check out our two most favorite kits that show off how versatile this yarn really is: the Artimis Cropped Cardigan Kit and the Elena Hat Kit!

Wool Watcher We'll be putting a few balls of this on the Wool Watcher on Monday, the 18th!

Regia Design Line - Erika Knight Yarn
Regia Design Line - Erika Knight Yarn
$7.95
Also worth mentioning from Regia are Erika Knight's Design Line yarn and its companion booklet Design Line, which features page after page of gorgeous patterns using her sophisticated self-striping sock yarn. And don't forget to take a peek at the Extra Fine Twist Merino Color yarn and Classic Designs booklet. This fingering weight yarn is spray dyed for a uniquely patterned fabric and makes for beautiful shawls with a vintage look such as the Extra Fine Twist Merino Shawl Kit taken from Classic Designs!

Churchmouse Wee Ones Patterns - Baby Wrap Sweater
Churchmouse Wee Ones Patterns - Baby Wrap Sweater
$5.00
You love knitting the vintage styling of Churchmouse Classics patterns for yourself and your friends and now you can knit classically cute garments and accessories for your favorite tyke(s), too with designs from the Churchmouse Wee Ones Collection! One of the most adorable patterns has to be the Baby Wrap Sweater Pattern, a simple wrap cardi that can easily be modified to be more girly with ruffles or more boyish with sailor stripes! Knit up in a fingering weight yarn, we suggest Regia's World Ball Colors for easy and excellent stripes, or Plymouth's Happy Feet for its beautiful variegated colorways and machine washability!

Plymouth Taria Tweed Yarn
Plymouth Taria Tweed Yarn
$15.00
I could rave about the Taria Tweed from Plymouth all day long-it is one of my new favorites! Not only is it squishy soft, the merino, llama, and silk blend comes in a smokin' array of rich, vibrant colors not traditionally considered tweed-worthy. Taria Tweed is a bulky yarn that has great stitch definition for those cable sweaters and cardigans that you're just itching to knit for this coming winter.

Wool Watcher We'll be putting a few balls of this on the Wool Watcher on Monday, the 18th!

Regia Flusi Yarn
Regia Flusi Yarn
$7.50
Lots of fun stuff just in from Regia! A cornucopia of exciting yarns and patterns books have just arrived in plenty time to get your knit and crochet on this winter season. By far the cutest is Flusi in the Snow, a combination of a children's storybook and sock pattern starring Flusi and friends! New Flusi colors are here, too, which come in an array of bright color combos that match characters from the book! One ball easily makes a pair of child size socks and two will furnish a larger pair for adults who also appreciate the fabulous Flusi colorways!

 
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      Sale Update - Cashmere, Mulberry Silk, and Verena 2010 Fall  
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Lots of Yarn on Sale, but we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites... For instance, two of our newest and most luxurious sale yarns just arrived from Laine du Nord: Royal Cashmere and Mulberry Silk. The elegant Mulberry Silk drapes beautifully and has a subtle sheen adding an extra touch of class to this ultra soft fiber. The Royal Cashmere is a bulky yarn with superb stitch definition and a texture you won't want to tear your fingertips away from! Either (or both!) are perfect for gifts that are sure to be treasured for years, but quantities are limited so make sure to get what you need before it's too late!
Laines du Nord Royal Cashmere Yarn
Royal Cashmere
Was $20.00
Now $9.00
(55% off!)
Laines du Nord Mulberry Silk Yarn
Mulberry Silk
Was $14.00
Now $6.30
(55% off!)
Laines du Nord Mulberry Silk Yarn
Mulberry Silk Print
Was $15.00
Now $6.75
(55% off!)
Verena Knitting Books - 2010 Fall  (Damaged)
Verena - 2010 Fall
Was $6.99
Now $4.20
(39% off!)
della Q: Save up to 50% off!

The della Q bags and cases are an excellent way to stay organized in style! Whether it be keeping all of your needles in one convenient location with the handy dandy Que-i Double, or preventing your work-in-progress from becoming a tangled mess in one of the project pouches, della has something for everyone! And for a limited time, select della Q accessories are on sale for up to 50% off! We have a ton of pouches available including certain styles of the Eden Cotton, EdenPlain and Organza drawstring bags -they also make great gifts and/or gift packaging!

della Q The Que-i Double (Style 137) Accessories - 046 Red (2nd Quality)
The Que-i Double (Style 137) - 046 (2nd Quality)
Was $36.00
Now $20.00
(44% off!)
della Q Eden Cotton Project Bag Accessories - 075 Cream/Green
Eden Cotton Project Bag - 075 Cream/Green
Was $9.33
Now $4.50
(51% off!)
della Q Organza Drawstring Pouch Accessories - Yellow
Organza Drawstring Pouch - Yellow
Was $10.00
Now $6.30
(37% off!)
della Q Eden Plain Project Pouch Small Accessories - Seafoam
Eden Plain Project Pouch Small - Seafoam
Was $7.00
Now $6.30
(10% off!)
Namaste Hermosa: Save 30%

Red alert! Hermosa bags from Namaste are now on sale! Made from top quality animal-friendly, PVC-free faux leather, Hermosa has it all! Extremely durable, these fabulous bags are equipped with pockets, pouches and places for anything from knitting projects to everyday necessities -all in one elegant tote!

Namaste Hermosa Accessories - Eggplant
Eggplant
Was $75.00
Now $52.50
(30% off!)
Namaste Hermosa Accessories - Black
Black
Was $75.00
Now $52.50
(30% off!)
Namaste Hermosa Accessories - Peacock
Peacock
Was $75.00
Now $52.50
(30% off!)
Namaste Hermosa Accessories - Red
Red
Was $75.00
Now $52.50
(30% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Dk and Worsted: Save 50%

Each week, we'll be getting new colors of the Green Line DK and Worsted from Lorna's Laces and we'll be selling them at 50% off. If you see a color you like, grab it quickly because once we sell out, we're out! Here are a few of the colors we have in stock this week:

Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Green Line Worsted - Red Rover
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Green Line Worsted - Fjord
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK - Gold Hill
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK - Flames
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
 
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      On Our Needles...  
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Here's a sampling of our handiwork this month... !!

Mary's Goblin Socks
Mary's Goblin Socks
Mary is one of our favorite sock knitter's around here and boy she didn't let us down this time!! These are AMAZING socks and she used our October 2010 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition color Goblin to work them up with! We will be getting you the pattern information shortly and I am sure it is one of her own, as she is a fantastic sock designer!
Hydrangea Neckwarmer
Hydrangea Neckwarmer
When the book Brave New Knits came into the shop we all went a little knit-crazy (as if we weren't already). There isn't much in this book that we don't want to work up. Julie Turjoman, the author, is one of Sandy's knitting buddies so she was the first to attack a project from this book. She is also a fan of Anne Hanson, so the Hydrangea Neckwarmer was a no brainer! She used Louisa Harding's Grace yarn, but recommends considering the Debbie Bliss Andes. What's that Sandy? You are going to do it again for me and use the Andes?
The Orchid Thief Shawlette
The Orchid Thief Shawlette
Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman is taking the shop by storm and Sandy is of course working furiously on the Orchid Leaf Shawlette! It is such a lovely pattern and we can't wait to see it finished, so knit faster Sandy...ha ha! She is using exactly what the pattern calls for which is the luscious Malabrigo Sock yarn. Now of course knitter see, knitter do and Jeanne will be casting this one on real soon too! Sandy says the pattern is amazing, but of course how can you go wrong when it's by Ysolda Teague?
Harlequin Coat
Harlequin Coat
One of our favorite in store customers, Zana, came in for show and tell and we all got so excited over her Harlequin Swagger from the book Swing Swagger Drape, it is absolutely gorgeous!! She used Fleece Artist's beautiful Sea Wool and don't you think it turned out wonderfully? She said the pattern was a breeze to work up and recommends it highly. She knit up the large and was very impressed with the shaping which uses needle size changes. We can't wait to see what she knits up next...way to Zana! Thanks for sharing this with us!
 
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      In the Shop...  
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Brave New Knits
Book Signing: October 28th
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
RSVP to reno@JimmyBeansWool.com

Book Signing: Brave New Knits

For those of you lucky enough to be located near us in Reno, be sure to stop into the shop on October 28th! Julie Tujoman, author of the fabulous new knitting book Brave New Knits, will be here for a book signing from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. We are absolutely ecstatic to be on her list of stops as she promotes her incredible book! And if bringing herself wasn't enough, Julie will have the ENTIRE trunk show from the book with her as well! Due to limited space we would love to have an RSVP, so we can stock up on refreshments and make sure we have enough books for Julie to sign. Time is running out so please let us know if you're coming. We know you are going to enjoy Julie as much as we do, and we can't wait to see you there!

 
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       Thanks for Reading and Happy Knitting!  
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