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February 2011 Limited Edition Color Newsletter

 
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In this issue:

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      February Limited Edition Color: Festival of Love  
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Shepherd Sock Shepherd Worsted Shepherd Sport Helen's Lace Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb Yarn
Honor Baby Me Boo Green Line Worsted Greenline DK Lorna's Laces Pearl Yarn

Festival of Love - February Limited Edition Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Baby Me Boo, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Pearl, Honor, and Lion and Lamb.

We also have some Greenline Worsted and Greenline DK... NOW 50% OFF.

This month's color was designed by our very own Shevawn! She really captured the spirit of February in this unique colorway and we're sure you'll love it as much as we do! Of course there is a story behind the fiery hues of this luscious colorway and lucky for us, Shevawn was kind enough to share her source of colorful creativity:

"The inspiration for this color really comes down to a quote from one of my favorite poets, Pablo Neruda: "To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life." Being the month of love (and Neruda being the poet of love), I thought this quote proved most fitting. I really wanted to create a color to encapsulate the connection between love and light, celebration and amour...hence, 'Festival of Love'!

Because February is the month of Love, it is also one of celebration! Not only do we show gratitude for our loved ones on Valentine's Day, but we celebrate with eager anticipation the return of light and the resurgence of the spring months ahead. It is a time to rekindle our creative energies, awake from our winter hibernation and begin to reconnect with ourselves and our loved ones.

Festival of Love is a radiant celebration of this sustaining love that abounds everywhere with not only our significant others but with our friends, family, knitting circles, and even the people we have yet to meet! I wanted this color to stand as a festive reminder that we can celebrate love everyday of the year, not just one day out of the month! The invigorating blend of Valentine red, fiery golden and sunset orange hues, and just a hint of brown and sage not only invokes images of romantic candlelit nights with your favorite sweetheart but also gives meaning to the illuminating thread of love that connects us all."

 
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      Wool Watcher Now on Twitter  
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Receive Instant Wool Watcher Updates via Twitter.com Wool Watcher
It's official: you can follow the Wool Watcher puppy on Twitter! That's right, the puppy now Tweets every time a new item is posted to WW giving you instantaneous updates on the latest discounts and making it all too easy to take advantage of great deals on yarn! For those of you who might not know about Twitter or how it works, we've put together a simple explanation so you too can partake in the fun!

Twitter is an online "micro-blogging" site that allows people to stay connected through short messages (text-based posts of up to 140 characters) called "Tweets". Here's how it works step by step:

1.You can create an account at Twitter.com. The process is similar to setting up an email or Facebook account.
2. Once you sign up, you can search for people or groups that you want to "follow". This means that whenever they "tweet" it will be added to your Twitter feed - a chronological list of the latest updates from the people and groups you follow. You can also search for people and groups without signing up, but you cannot follow them without an account.
3. Tweets are displayed on your profile page. There is no need to respond or reply, but you can if you want!

There are different ways to check your Tweets. Some people choose to check on their Twitter page while others prefer to forward the messages to their smart phone as texts. It all depends on your preferences!

Jimmy Beans Wool currently has another Twitter account (@JimmyBeansWool) with information about the general happenings at the store. We thought many of you would enjoy the freedom from following the Wool Watcher puppy via Twitter from just about anywhere! As you know Wool Watcher is JBW's prime location to find HUGE savings for a very limited period of time (every 2 hours, unless the item sells out faster)! What this means is that there will be a Tweet at least every 2 hours, which may seem like a lot, especially if you're having your tweets forwarded to your phone. However, we know many avid Wool Watchers out there will appreciate a simpler way to Wool Watch without the necessity of checking their computers every couple of hours.

Here's an example of what one of the Tweets might look like:

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If you want to follow us or our Wool Watcher puppy, go to Twitter.com and search "WoolWatcher"! Check it out!

 
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      New Knitscene Edition  
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Winter 2011 Issue

The Winter 2011 issue of Knitscene is a tribute to simple style and the stunning results anyone can achieve with a dash of ingenuity and imagination.

These 26 projects feature a fresh, modern flavor that will entice knitters of all skill levels. From basic Fair Isle to one-skein designs to stylish silhouettes, Knitscene provides a tempting pattern or two no matter what you enjoy knitting! For those unafraid of making the "sweater commitment", both the Belvedere Cardigan and Picadill Pullover put a trendy twist on classic designs using Spud and Chloe's Sweater and Tahki's Coast respectively. Prefer those 72 hour projects? Try the Fair Isle Kenning Mitts or one of the many cowl designs. And for you die hard sock knitters, Knitscene has you covered with the Bas Relief Socks knit in squishy soft Madelinetosh Sock!

KnitScene
Knitscene 2011 Winter

 
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      Fun Stuff: Notions, Yarn, and New Editions!  
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What's New?

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

Rowan Knitting Magazines Books - Rowan Knitting Magazine #49
Rowan Knitting Magazine #49
$23.95
Packed with stylish knit and crochet designs, the latest Rowan Knitting Magazine, #49 focuses on loose, relaxed garments in soft, natural hues. The lacy, open stitch patterns, luxurious drape and romantic simplicity of this summery collection paints a tantalizing picture of the warmer months to come. Using a wide range of your favorite Rowan yarns, Issue #49 gives you plenty of airy inspiration for the fashions of the summer ahead!
Never Not Knitting Patterns - Oak Leaf
Never Not Knitting - Oak Leaf
$5.50
Yet another new pattern from Never Not Knitting! Oak Leaf is a deceptively simple design featuring an oak leaf detail embossed on the back of these fitted fingerless mitts. Knit with any sport-weight fiber of your choosing, we suggest a hand-dyed yarn such as Tosh DK or Lorna's Shepherd Sport (maybe in Festival of Love?!) to add a subtle texture to these rustic hand-warmers. My favorite part about this particular pattern is the inclusion of instructions for both fingerless gloves AND fingerless mittens, so no matter which you prefer, your fingers will be far from frozen :)
Norah Gaughan Pattern Books - Vol. 8
Norah Gaughan - Vol. 8
$14.95
The newest Norah Gaughan Pattern Booklet Volume 8 is a dream come true for lovers of stylish comfort! Brimming with artistic, whimsical designs in muted, summery hues, these unique patterns use lightweight cotton and linen blend fibers such as Berroco's Pure Pima and Linsey (new in 2011, Linsey should be arriving soon at the shop)! The openwork geometry, flowery insets and figure-flattering silhouettes contained in this collection cover a wide range of garments from Glasco, a cozy cabled pullover to Salado, a breezy tank with lacy details!
Lantern Moon Stitch Markers Accessories - Bee
Stitch Markers - Bee
$7.00
Cuter than a button, they're Lantern Moon Stitch Markers! These adorable crochet place holders are now available in Bee and Ladybug styles! Equally delightful, these stitch markers come in sets of six and are the perfect size to stay out of the way yet get the job done! They also make thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts for your knitting buddies!
Berroco Flicker Yarn
Berroco Flicker
$10.00
At first glance, you might think Flicker is nothing special in its neutral palette of greys, browns and ecru. Upon closer inspection, however, you will find a sparkly strand of metallic shining out from the chain-like construction of this alpaca and acrylic blend giving the natural-looking fiber a mysterious glimmer. The generous yardage and soft, heathery texture of this new yarn from Berroco makes Flicker perfect for classic cabled cardigans and thick warm scarves, adding subtle shimmer and extra intrigue to every project!
Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine Books - '11 Spring/Summer
Debbie Bliss - '11 Spring/Summer
$7.95
The 2011 Spring/Summer issue of Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine is an optimistic collection of spring flowers and breezy summer knits! Overflowing with romantic designs from whimsical to bubbly, this issue features a diverse range of projects for all skill levels. This issue also features an engaging article on the revival of lace knitting, instructional articles to broaden your knitting skills, as well as designs by Julie Arkell!
Knitting at Knoon Patterns - Bunny Hop
Knitting at Knoon - Bunny Hop
$8.00
Just in, two of the latest Knitting At Knoon patterns! Hop The Bunny is absolutely adorable and sure to be the SnoBuddies of springtime. These cute little rabbits knit up in any worsted weight wool such as Lamb's Pride Worsted or Peruvia from Berroco. Switch gears to savvy sophistication and you've got Wisteria, a lacy sweater vest that knits up in a flash with Plymouth's Taria Tweed. This feminine vest can easily be dressed up or down making it the perfect versatile knit for your wardrobe!

Crystal Palace Mini Mochi Yarn
Mini Mochi - Fandango
$8.60
New year means new colors in many of the Crystal Palace yarns! Mini Mochi and Mochi Plus now feature 4 new self-striping hues to spice up your stash. Panda Cotton added 6 camping themed print colors -perfect for knitting up summer socks for those outdoor adventures! Panda Silk also boasts 3 new prints and 2 solid colors for shimmery soft and delicate projects. Not to be forgotten, 4 bright solids and 3 vibrant prints have been added to the Cotton Twirl palette as well!
Lantern Moon Repair Hook Accessories - Rosewood
Lantern Moon Repair Hook
$7.90
For those who don't crochet, but find themselves wishing for a crochet hook when a stitch is inadvertently dropped or a forgotten mistake is remembered several rows later, there are the handy dandy Repair Hooks from Lantern Moon! Constructed much like a crochet hook, these wooden tools allow you to fix many of the mistakes that can occur when your in knitting mode. Available in smooth and luxurious Ebony or Rosewood, the Repair Hooks come in a convenient cloth case and can easily be stored in knitting bags and needle cases!
 
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      Jimmy Beans Wool Catalog  
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Our First Catalog!

Blue Sky Alpacas Catalog
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We are very excited to announce the release of our first catalog featuring Blue Sky Alpacas 2011 collection! The catalog itself includes information regarding all Blue Sky Alpacas yarns and color choices as well as the latest patterns and fiber arts accessories available. A small test group has already received copies of the catalog and we hope they are enjoying the exquisite photography and creative inspiration captured on its glossy pages! If you would like a free (free!) copy of this sensational publication sent your way, we invite you to request one by emailing your mailing information to us at support@jimmybeanswool.com. We do have a limited number of extra catalogs available, so they will have to be sent out on a first come, first served basis.

 
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      Sale Update  
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Lantern Moon Dalbergia Needles: Now Save Up to 70% Off!
February is the month of love, and we're passing on our love of knitting to you with this stellar deal on Dalbergia Rosewood Needles from Lantern Moon! If you visit our sale page regularly you may have noticed these beautiful needles before, but we've dropped the prices even further to 70% off! This discount will onlylast until Valentine's Day, February 14th so be sure to take advantage of this irresistible deal before these spectacular needles disappear! These luxury hardwood needles feature finely tapered tips and a silky smooth finish for a snag-free and comfortable knitting experience.

Lantern Moon Dalbergia Straights Needles
Dalbergia - 8-14"
Was $25.00
Now $7.50
(70% off!)
Lantern Moon Dalbergia Straights Needles
Dalbergia - 15-10"
Was $22.00
Now $6.60
(70% off!)
Lantern Moon Dalbergia Straights Needles
Dalbergia - 5-14"
Was $25.00
Now $7.50
(70% off!)
Lantern Moon Dalbergia Straights Needles
Dalbergia - 7-12"
Was $23.50
Now $8.10
(70% off!)

Araucania Yarn Now on Sale: 45% off!
Both Ulmo and Lonco are hand-dyed by artisans in Chile yielding one-of-a-kind colorways. A DK weight 100% cotton fiber, Ulmo works up into a lightweight fabric with beautiful drape -perfect for summer tanks and openwork wraps!

Also 100% cotton, Lonco is a fingering weight fiber with exceptional yardage making it an excellent choice for lacy, one-skein projects!

Araucania Ulmo Yarn
Ulmo - Turquoise
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Araucania Ulmo Yarn
Ulmo - Purple
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Araucania Ulmo Yarn
Ulmo - Berry
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Araucania Lonco Yarn
Lonco
Was $15.00
Now $8.00
(46% off!)
 

Plymouth Happy Choices Now On Sale: 50% Off!
Happy Choices is a remarkable yarn from Plymouth - and now is a great time to give it a try at 50% off! Instead of knitting this yarn from a ball, Happy Choices comes "pre-knit" in a scarf that gives you several creative alternatives to traditional knitting. Of course you can just keep the scarf as is and finish off the edges (instructions for this as well as other possible choices are included with every scarf) or create a matching pair of socks or mittens by knitting from opposing ends. For knitters on the go, wear your scarf as you work off of it! Whatever you choose to do with this unconventional yarn, it is sure to result in a happy knitting experience!

Plymouth Happy Choices Yarn
Happy Choices -
13

Was $24.00
Now $12.00
(50% off!)
Plymouth Happy Choices Yarn
Happy Choices - 01
Was $24.00
Now $12.00
(50% off!)
Plymouth Happy Choices Yarn
Happy Choices - 07
Was $24.00
Now $12.00
(50% off!)
Plymouth Happy Choices Yarn
Happy Choices - 05
Was $24.00
Now $12.00
(50% off!)
 

Cascade Venezia Chunky: 45% Off!
Select colors of Cascade's Venezia Chunky are now 45% off! This luxurious merino and silk blend works up quickly on US 10 needles and comes in a wide range of vibrant colors. The shimmery softness of Venezia Chunky is a treat for your fingers and knits into a gorgeous fabric with spectacular drape and texture. An excellent choice for slouchy cowls and elegant evening wear accessories, as well as relaxed sweaters and cozy cardigans!

Cascade Venezia Chunky Yarn
Venezia Chunky -
Chocolate Cupcake

Was $13.95
Now $7.67
(45% off!)
Cascade Venezia Chunky Yarn
Venezia Chunky -
Autumn Walk

Was $13.95
Now $7.67
(45% off!)
Cascade Venezia Chunky Yarn
Venezia Chunky-
Bubble Bath

Was $13.95
Now $7.67
(45% off!)
Cascade Venezia Chunky Yarn
Venezia Chunky - Cucumber
Was $13.95
Now $7.67
(45% 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 DK Yarn
Green Line DK - Festival of Love
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK - Edgewater
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Green Line Worsted - Rainbow
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Green Line Worsted - Growth
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
 
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      Congratulations Koigu Design Contest Winners!  
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Congratulations to Ruth, designer of the spectacularly colorful Fingerless Mitts and winner of our Koigu Design Contest! We hope you are enjoying your prize (3 hanks of Koigu KPPPM)!
Koigu

Thank you to everyone who voted, we were thrilled with the response we received -almost 600 votes were cast! An extra special kudos goes out to both Sandy and Linda who provided two superb designs and some stiff competition! Pattern requests have been pouring in for the final designs and we are happy to report all three designers are being generous enough to share their patterns with us! We are working on getting them posted to our Free Patterns Page so stay tuned!

Missed out on the contest? Be sure to keep track of our blog as we're always thinking up of fun contest ideas and giveaways (and, of course, lots lots more)!

 
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      What Would You Like To See Us Carry?  
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Tell us what you think! We are currently conducting a survey to help us decide what new products to carry in the future (more Koigu? bring in Dream In Color?) and how we can best serve you, our beloved customers!

This 4 question questionnaire takes less than 2 minutes to complete; just click here to take the survey! We truly appreciate your feedback and thank you for your time!

 
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      Get Ready, Get Set....Crochet!  
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Bucks

Crochet Week at Jimmy Beans is fast approaching! Set to commence the 7th of February, this most glorious seven day stretch is dedicated to the art of crochet! All sorts of fun things will be going on including a very cool guest blogger on the JBW Blog, an awesome giveaway in the latest issue of Crochet Today Magazine (scheduled to hit newsstands on the 8th -please note we do not currently carry this publication) and more! Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook so you don't miss any of the action!

 
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