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August 2011 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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In this issue:

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      August Limited Edition: The Boy Who Lived  
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Shepherd Sock Shepherd Worsted Shepherd Sport Helen's Lace
Lion and Lamb Baby Me Boo Honor Solemate Greenline DK

The Boy Who Lived - August Limited Edition Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Baby Me Boo, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Honor, Lion and Lamb, and now introducing Solemate!)

We also have some skeins of Greenline DK... NOW 50% OFF.

In June, the race between The Boy Who Lived and He Who Must Not Be Named was incredibly close! HWMNBN won by a narrow margin, showing us that sometimes evil does win. However, good will not be silenced! In the wake of the release of HWMNBN, supporters of The Boy Who Lived were not afraid to let us know their displeasure through owl posts...and other methods! In another poll, asking if The Boy Who Lived deserved another chance, we found the answer to be a resounding yes. So it is with great pleasure that we announce that The Boy Who Lived has indeed survived and is our August 2011 LLE colorway! Ten points for Gryffindor! :D

Whether you are a fan of Harry Potter or not, you have to admit that there is something about this series that has captured the fascination of millions across the world. From young to old, east to west, boy and girl - a love for The Boy Who Lived and his world thrives. It is a world much like ours - full of teenage angst, relationships, politics, and economics. Within this wizarding world exists a depth of emotion that has touched each of us - a bone deep weariness, side-splitting mirth, uncaring selfishness, genuine kindness and generosity, love...and hate. The complexity of this world mirrors our own, which is reflected in Harry's colorway.

Many have found the tones of The Boy Who Lived within the illustrations of the hardbound books, the burnt oranges, tangerines, amethyst purples and spring greens all come together in a way that screams "Magic!" But it could be any manner of inspiration, like the green of the Quidditch pitch, the ginger hair of the Weasley family, and goblin's blood (if goblins had purple blood, which I imagine they would!). What you see as the inspiration of this Limited Edition Color is up to you, and that is the perfection of magic. Any way you have it, The Boy Who Lived is a fantastic blend of colors destined for needles and hooks itching for a fun project to create! All it takes is a dash of magic and a whole lot of imagination, and we have something truly extraordinary in our midst.

    Ailene's Harry Potter Collection     The Boy Who Lived

Be sure to grab a skein or two of The Boy Who Lived in Baby Me Boo (I sure did!) because this is our LAST month of the epic collaboration between Misti Alpaca and Lorna's Laces. If you are looking for new Baby Me Boo colors from Misti, come back and check out our website later this month.

What about the House colors you ask?! Don't fret! Our Shepherd Sock Sorting Hat Kit is still available. There has been an overwhelming response to the colors inspired by the Hogwarts Houses, so we couldn't help but keep them on for one more month! And if you are looking for a little more hand-dyed inspiration, don't forget our catalog, the Hand-Dye Issue! We still have plenty of copies available to send out to the knitting universe, so don't hesitate to contact us for your own.
 
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      Harry Potter Not Your Thing? Check Out Even More New Yarn!  
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We have some new yarns, colors, and things to update you on. We hope you find these helpful for your next project!
Shibui Sock Yarn
Shibui Sock - 1395 Honey
$9.30
Crazy about sock yarn? Check out our latest line, Shibui Sock! This sumptuous yarn is made with 100% merino wool, so it will be warm enough for the fast approaching fall evenings, but lightweight enough for summer knitting! Available in a wide range of vibrant variegated blends and subtle semi-solid shades, you'll be sure to find at least a few colors that will be perfect for your next project. Found your shade, but not sure what to knit? Never fear, pattern support is here! Oh, and while you're checking out (and falling in love with) Shibui's yarn and patterns, you may also want to stop by for a peek at our new Shibui Books!

Wool Watcher Snag a few skeins of Shibui on Wool Watcher next Monday, August 8th! As always, it'll be up for an amazingly low price!

Madelinetosh Tosh Sport Yarn
Madelinetosh Tosh Sport - Corsage
$21.00
All of us at the shop just can't get enough of Madelinetosh yarns. You should see the way we flock to the latest shipments when they arrive. However, as soon as the new Madelinetosh Sport came in, it was less flocking and more like a full-on stampede! This yarn is a new weight but offered in the same incredible hand-dyed creations! If you've tried and loved Tosh yarns in the past, you've probably already stopped reading this to stake your claim on a few skeins. If you haven't yet, now is the perfect time to try out this incredibly plush yarn!
Koigu KPPPM Solid Yarn
Koigu KPPPM Solid - 2334
$13.50
Another tried and true favorite around here is the sock weight Koigu KPPPM. We are so hypnotized by Koigu that we currently carry over 150 different shades, each its own splendid blend of colors. Yes, the variegated options are spectacular, but did you know that Koigu is now available in solids as well? That's right, now you can mix and match strong, stable Koigu Solids with your favorite variegated choices to create your own dynamic combinations! The possibilities are endless! Having trouble choosing? We are always happy to help! Just give us a call!
Katia Triana Lux Yarn
Katia Triana Lux - 62
$15.00
Oh, the wonder of ruffle yarn! If you are a part of the ruffle movement, or if you're on the fence, do yourself a favor and check out the new Triana Lux! The latest version of the original Triana is made up of the same light and loose netting and the holds the same shimmer and shine, but with an added sparkle! Glitter strands laced throughout each skein blend beautifully with every vivacious color combination. If you like a little razzle-dazzle with your knitting, Triana Lux is just the ticket!

Wool Watcher Glam it up...on a budget! We'll be putting some skeins of Triana Lux on Wool Watcher this week! Be on the look-out this Friday, August 12th!

Katia Evita Merino Yarn
Katia Evita Merino - 40 Ecru, Pearl
$60.00
From the cutting edge of high fashion, Knitting Fever brings us the all new Evita Merino yarn! Available in a few select shades of classy blacks, greys and whites, this is the yarn for all of you style-conscious knitters out there, who want to keep up with the latest trends. Just to ease your mind, these tufts are extremely convincing faux fur, so you can be fashionable AND animal friendly! As a special treat, check out the Scarf or Cowl Kit, which links to a free pattern from Knitting Fever, specifically designed to enhance the lush elegance of this yarn--with just one skein!

Wool Watcher Add some furriness to your stash - minus the allergies! Be on the lookout for Evita Merino on August 10th, Wednesday...on your favorite Wool Watcher channel.

 
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      Patterns and Books for The Boy Who Lived!  
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Knitspiration
Need some knitting inspiration for your new yarn? Look no further...we've got you covered!
Jared Flood Brooklyn Tweed Patterns - Rock Island
Jared Flood Brooklyn Tweed Patterns - Rock Island
$8.00
Jared Flood, a.k.a. Brooklyn Tweed, has long been a beacon of classic yet modern designs in the knitting world! Finally, his most popular individual patterns are available for sale in our shop. From the gorgeous Girasole circularly constructed shawl, to his many classically textured scarves and hats, Jared's designs are one of a kind. Several of our "Beans" are knitting the Umaro throw blanket and absolutely love how clearly his patterns are written. Most recently, Jared's Rock Island Shawl pattern has caused quite a stir amongst knitters with its delicate lace construction. Brooklyn Tweed patterns are as diverse as any knitter's interests might be and there is certainly something for everyone!
Interweave Press Interweave Knits Magazine Books - '11 Weekend Special Issue
Interweave Knits Magazine - '11 Weekend Special Issue
$14.99
The New Interweave Knits Weekend Special Edition 2011 is an outstanding collection of all-season knits! From cowls to sweaters for the whole family, to hats and scarves, there is literally something for every weight of "The Boy Who Lived". One of our favorites is the cover garment - the Spoked Cardigan, knit in Noro Kureyon. Interweave Summer 2011 is also filled to the brim with stylish knits for summer. Some of our favorites are the amazing Hourglass Lace Socks and the elegant Nantucket Vest, knit in Tahki's Ripple yarn. Interweave continues to publish amazing designs with each coming year, reminding us that there is never enough time to knit them all--but we can sure try!
Winged Knits Patterns - Lavaliere
Winged Knits Patterns - Lavaliere
$7.00
We love Winged Knits here at Jimmy Beans, and were just thrilled when Cecily Glowik MacDonald released two new lovely summer cardigan patterns-- Current and Lavaliere! The Current Cardigan is knit in Dream in Color Smooshy, which we just started carrying here in the shop. With lovely 3/4 length sleeves and gentle cabling at the neck and cuffs, this is the ideal knit for those cool summer evenings and on into fall. The half-sleeved Lavaliere Cardigan has a delicate trim detail that stands out and makes it the perfect elegant layering piece for summer. Both garments are stunning and easy to knit with their top-down construction.
Elizabeth Zimmermann Knit One Knit All
Elizabeth Zimmermann Knit One Knit All
$32.00
In a posthumous nod to one of her living wishes, Schoolhouse Press recently released Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knit One Knit All - a collection of never before published designs. Knit One Knit All contains 40 beautiful designs that feature EZ's favorite knitted stitch, the garter stitch! And for those of you unfamiliar with Elizabeth Zimmermann's contribution to the knitting world, get back to basics with this commemorative edition of her classic book The Knitter's Almanac. This version includes twelve original designs (one for every month of the year) with new color photos, sizing charts, and an addition of the now-famous "February Lady Sweater" which was adapted by Pamela Wynn and based on the original "February Baby Sweater." Longtime EZ fans and new knitters alike will love adding these two publications to their knitting library!
Ann Budd Sock Knitting Master Class
Ann Budd Sock Knitting Master Class
$26.95
Are you sock knitters out there looking for that book to help you take your skills to the next level? Then Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd is the book for you! This collection of innovative designs from some of the industry's top designers is a wonderful addition to your knitting library. Divided into two sections, this book features both Top-down and Toe-up construction and includes a bonus DVD with extra tips and tricks. From lace to fair isle, cables and bobbles, this book has them all! How about using your skein of The Boy Who Lived for these magical Rose Ribs Socks?
 
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      Blue Sky Alpaca Techno and New Patterns!  
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Blue Sky Alpacas
Techno Get ready for fall with Blue Sky Alpacas! They have just released their incredibly classy fall line - including brand new patterns and even a brand new line of yarn, called Techno. With an oh-so sumptuous blend of 68% baby alpaca, 10% extra fine merino, and 22% silk, you know this yarn is going to be squishy soft and light as a feather. Translation: an absolute dream to knit with! What you might not know about this yarn is the innovative process that is used to make it! The baby alpaca is actually blown through a mesh tube of silk which gives a wonderful halo effect to this heavy worsted weight yarn. This process also makes for fast knitting with little to no splitting! What could be any better? Well, perhaps a well-rounded color palette could seal the deal! Techno arrives in six beautiful neutral colors, as well as seven eye-popping neon shades!
Of course, there is more than enough pattern support to show off this marvellous yarn. From the whimsical Cafe Beret and modish Graphic Pullover to the sporty Metro Jacket and lacy Thea's Pullover, you'll love knitting Techno up in these modern yet classy designs!

Blue Sky Alpacas Patterns - Cafe Beret
Café Beret
$7.00
Graphic Pullover
Graphic Pullover
$7.00
Blue Sky Alpacas Patterns - Metro Jacket
Metro Jacket
$7.00
Blue Sky Alpacas Patterns - Thea's Pullover
Thea's Pullover
$7.00

Blue Sky didn't just stop there! They also released a gorgeous array of new knitting patterns for some of your favorite BSA yarns. Some are simple and easy to knit, such as the go-with-anything Autumn Vest while others are a bit more elegant, but dreamily designed like the Bella Wrap. Be sure to check them all out!

As many of you might already know, Blue Sky Alpacas also distributes their sister company, Spud and Chloe who also just came out with brand new patterns and colors in all of their available weights: Fine, Outer, and the classic Sweater! I particularly love the cabled socks pattern, but you know there will be something for everyone in the family!
 
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      Crochet Corner: Kollage Square Crochet Hooks  
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Kollage Square Crochet Hooks Needles
Kollage Square Crochet Hooks Needles
$13.00

We love being comfortable, especially when we're crocheting! So, of course we had to start carrying these ergonomically designed Square Crochet Hooks by Kollage! These hand-saving hooks are exquisitely handcrafted with a lovely rosewood handle and a lightening-fast aluminum hook (although not so slippery that you'll be dropping your stitches)! A few Beans in our shop have crocheted with these hooks and really do say they decrease stress and strain on those hands - perfect for those crocheters with arthritis, carpal tunnel, or just plain stiffness in the joints!

Now that you have a tool that will allow you to crochet for hours on end, why not try it out on Spud and Chloe's newest Seeing Stars Blanket!
Spud & Chloe Patterns - Seeing Stars Blanket
Spud & Chloe Patterns - Seeing Stars Blanket
$7.00
Although we really don't see ourselves outfitting a bed in a bowling alley any time soon--as the picture suggests--all of us in the shop absolutely fell head over heels for the hexagonal Seeing Stars Blanket, knit out of Sweater yarn. The pattern includes instructions for four sizes to fit any whim: Lap, Twin, Full, and Queen. Plus, the hexagons are joined as you go, making it a bit less of a daunting task. A good tip is to crochet over the strands as you go so you don't have to weave in hundreds of ends after you finish!
 
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      Sale Update: Madelinetosh "Onesies", Crystal Palace, and so much more!  
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Madelinetosh "Onesies" Now on Sale: Up to 15% off! Ever wake up from a dream that your favorite yarn was on sale, only to find out that it wasn't real? Well, this time it is! Madelinetosh Sock and Merino Light are now on sale for 15% off in the form of "onesies" - single skeins and hanks! These slightly 'imperfect' hanks are as lovely as the regular hanks, but slightly under or over-dyed. This, of course, results in some unique and varied colors. These 'onesies' are only available for a limited time, so get them before they are gone! Please note that the pictures that are up are representations of what the actual dye job looks like - not what the 'onesies' look like!
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Onesies Yarn
Tosh Merino Light Onesies - Violas
Was $18.50
Now $15.72
(15% off!)
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Onesies Yarn
Tosh Merino Light Onesies - Twain
Was $18.50
Now $15.72
(15% off!)
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock Onesies Yarn
Tosh Sock Onesies - Rose
Was $26.70
Now $22.69
(15% off!)
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock Onesies Yarn
Sock Onesies - Clematis
Was $26.70
Now $22.69
(15% off!)
Select Crystal Palace Yarn: Now Save Up to 55% Off!
Crystal Palace Yarns has long been a staple around here at Jimmy Beans, which is why we are thrilled to offer you some discontinued yarns and colors at a great discount! We now have tons of colors in Maizy, Kaya, Cotton Chenille, Musique, Panda Soy, Panda Cotton, Panda Superwash, and Sequoia, each available at over 50% off. Most of these yarns will no longer be available once we run out, so be sure to get some before they are gone!
Crystal Palace Kaya Yarn
Kaya - 110
Was $6.90
Now $3.11
(54% off!)
Crystal Palace Sequoia Yarn
Sequoia - 005
Was $6.80
Now $3.06
(54% off!)
Crystal Palace Maizy Yarn
Maizy - Retro
Was $6.40
Now $2.88
(55% off!)
Crystal Palace Panda Cotton Yarn
Panda Cotton - Granite
Was $6.90
Now $3.10
(55% off!)
Crystal Palace Musique Yarn
Musique - Wildflower
Was $6.00
Now $2.70
(54% off!)
Crystal Palace Panda Soy Yarn
Panda Soy - Cocoa Mint
Was $6.90
Now $3.11
(54% off!)
Crystal Palace Panda Superwash Yarn
Panda Superwash - 2232
Was $7.40
Now $3.33
(55% off!)
Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille Print Yarn
Cotton Chenille Print - 409
Was $7.50
Now $3.38
(54% off!)
Di. Ve Autunno: 40% Off!
Di. Ve.'s Autunno yarn is a deliciously soft 100% Merino wool yarn that's now on sale in our online store! Available in ten beautiful tweedy colors, this semi-variegated yarn knits up beautifully and is delightful to work with. Autunno is a heavy worsted weight fiber that can be knit on US size 8-10 needles, making it perfect for holiday knitting and winter accessories. This yarn is being discontinued and won't be available much longer. At 40% off, you won't want to wait to start knitting!
Di.Ve Autunno Yarn
Di.Ve Autunno - 43376
Was $7.25
Now $4.35
(40% off!)
Di.Ve Autunno Yarn
Di.Ve Autunno - 14627
Was $7.25
Now $4.35
(40% off!)
Di.Ve Autunno Yarn
Di.Ve Autunno - 32991
Was $7.25
Now $4.35
(40% off!)
Di.Ve Autunno Yarn
Di.Ve Autunno - 34048
Was $7.25
Now $4.35
(40% off!)
Select Knitting Fever Yarns: Up to 40% Off!
Louisa Harding Glisten yarn is the perfect way to add a little shine to your knitting projects! This glitzy ribbon yarn is great for scarves, elegant tops, shawls, and much more! As a worsted weight nylon and polyamide blend, Glitz has fantastic drape and is easy to knit with. If wooly warmth is what you seek, Ella Rae's Country Tweeds yarn is the answer to your cold weather needs! A soft blend of wool, alpaca, acrylic, and viscose, this bulky tweed fiber is perfect for winter sweaters and accessories. Whatever your knitting needs, find a little shimmer or softness with these two new sale yarns!
Louisa Harding Glisten Yarn
Louisa Harding Glisten - 33
Was $15.00
Now $7.20
(52% off!)
Louisa Harding Glisten Yarn
Louisa Harding Glisten - 05
Was $15.00
Now $7.20
(52% off!)
Ella Rae Country Tweeds Yarn
Ella Rae Country Tweeds - 1
Was $8.00
Now $4.50
(43% off!)
Ella Rae Country Tweeds Yarn
Ella Rae Country Tweeds - 6
Was $8.00
Now $4.50
(43% off!)
Di. Ve Autunno: 40% Off!
The perfect cotton yarn for summer is here, and it's on sale! The Mayra yarn by Gedifra is simply stunning with its chainette weave and smooth softness. Made from 90% cotton and 10% nylon, this yarn is sturdy and dense, making it perfect for just about any project that calls for cotton yarn. Available in nine lovely colors and easy to knit up on a size 8 needle, Mayra is sure to become a new favorite! We've also put a ton of your favorite Gedifra yarns on sale, including the soft and bulky Highland Alpaca! Be sure to check out all the Gedifra yarns - you'll be sure to find something you like!
Gedifra Mayra Yarn
Gedifra Mayra - 2017
Was $9.95
Now $4.95
(50% off!)
Gedifra Highland Alpaca Yarn
Gedifra Highland Alpaca - 2904
Was $14.95
Now $7.45
(50% off!)
Gedifra Riana Big Yarn
Gedifra Riana Big - 3616
Was $8.95
Now $3.95
(55% off!)
Gedifra Extra Soft Merino Grande Yarn
Gedifra Extra Soft Merino Grande - 3367
Was $8.95
Now $4.45
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK: Save 50%
Each week we'll be getting new colors of the Green Line DK 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 DK Yarn
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK - The Boy Who Lived
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK - Twilight
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK - Watercolor
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK - Montrose
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
 
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      Congratulations SweetGeorgia Yarn Winners!  
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SweetGeorgia We would like to take a moment to congratulate the five SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock giveaway winners! Thank you to everyone for participating in our giveaway that we held on our blog last week - we hope you had as much fun as we did! For those who didn't get picked - don't worry! We have plenty more giveaways planned (along with tons more interviews with your favorite knitters and yarn companies) in the future, so stay tuned! Be the first to find out about our giveaways by 'friending' us on our facebook and twitter pages!
 
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      What's Happening in the Shop...  
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    House Colors Team Photo

SweetGeorgia Just the other week, all of the Beans got together for our own "Harry Potter" inspired send-off for our very special Bean, Ailene (who coincidentally wrote the introduction to this newsletter). It would be an understatement to say that Ailene loves both the Harry Potter books and movies, so we all dressed up in Hogwarts House colors for a fantastic going-away party. There were cupcakes, jellybeans, gifts, and laughter as we all wanted to send off our magical, spectacular co-worker in style. Ailene will be studying abroad in China for the fall semester and we will miss her dearly! She's definitely carved out a special niche here in the shop and - not to be cheesy or anything - in all of our hearts! We love you Ailene and hope you have the best of adventures in the far East!
 
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      Lorna's Laces Wool Watcher Alert!  
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Wool Watcher Lorna's Laces Grab Bags! Wool Watcher
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Yep, you heard correctly! This Friday (August 5th), we will be putting up Lorna's Laces grab bags on Wool Watcher! These grab bags will come in a variety of sizes and weights, all featuring some of our past Limited Edition color ways! We'll have mixed "Luxury Combo" bags filled with such Lorna's favorites as Lion and Lamb, Sock, Sport, and Worsted skeins! We'll also be putting up "Simply Sock", "Sporty", and "Sock Plus" (sock and worsted)...all at a very low price! Be sure to keep your eye on the puppy this Friday!
 
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