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April 2012 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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      April Limited Edition Color: Wonderstone  
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April Limited Edition color: Wonderstone

Not only did one of our very own beans choose the savory colors that make up this colorway, but we also got to name it! That said, I'm excited to introduce you to this month's LLE color - Wonderstone! It certainly has a whimsical ring to it, doesn't it? Jenny, the fantastic designer and super fast shipper of this luscious colorway, left the name in our hands when she told us "I just chose some colors." Oh Jenny, I think we've done your color justice!

So, what goes into naming an LLE color here at JBW? One might think it's a very democratic process - a bunch of yarn fanatics sitting around in comfy swivel chairs, staring at the soft, blushing pink, earthy golds, tan, and olive of the April LLE color and brainstorming. If only! What occurred was much closer to a stream of creative energy.

Jimmy walked out, hank in hand and said, "This is April's color, what should we call it?" It didn't take long for our creative energy to start spinning and soon we were rolling "Mohave Moon" over our tongues - that sure sounds good! A minute of testing the name led to exclamations of possibilities. "Spring Beans!" "Flock of Moon Gulls!"-and suddenly, we had hit the jackpot: "Wonderstone." No long brainstorming sessions, just pure wonder and creativity, everything this month's LLE color embodies.

The warm volcanic rock feel of Wonderstone is the perfect blend of earthy tones and the quiet whisper of spring just around the corner and we're sure it will speak to many knitters this spring season. Jenny may not have been struck with inspiration when choosing colors, but thanks to her, I've been inspired! I'm thinking my first pair of socks will come from one hank of this month's colorway in Shepherd Sock! Be sure to get your hands on a hank of this charming colorway and be wonder-struck by Wonderstone!
 
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      Products for your Wonderstone  
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BasicGrey Hello Luscious Fabric
BasicGrey Hello Luscious Fabric
$10.50/yd
If you are looking for the perfect fabric to match this month's color, check out the BasicGrey Hello Luscious in Bubblegum #30281-12. The BasicGrey Hello Luscious prints have quickly managed to capture all of our hearts around here at the shop! How fitting that this particular print features a little red heart surrounded by flowers and flourishes. Printed on 100% quilting cotton, this print would be perfect for garments, quilting, accessories and more!
Bergere de France Origin' Merinos Yarn
Bergere de France Origin' Merinos Yarn
$12.60
Bergere de France's Origin Merinos is a worsted weight yarn made of 100% super soft Merino wool, making it perfect for all-season garments including sweaters, vests, hats, and other accessories! This yarn has a natural spring and shape to it and creates great stitch definition. While we are sure you aren't lacking in pattern inspiration, in case you need some ideas, Bergere de France has four Origin Magazines full of cutting edge fashions that are sure to please!
Namaste Laguna Accessories - Peacock
Namaste Laguna Accessories - Peacock
$79.00
Namaste's reputation for beautiful and functional bags for knitters has not wavered once in our years working with them. They continue to make stellar products, not lacking in great design or lasting style. Two of our most popular Namaste products are the Laguna and Monroe bags. Jeanne is a big fan of her Laguna bag and uses is almost every day! She says that the best part about it is the numerous pockets, especially the outside pocket which is where she stashes her keys and cell phone to keep them separate from the rest of her stuff and quick at hand.
Circulo Tecido Trico Yarn
Circulo Tecido Trico Yarn
$20.00
Looking for the latest in ruffle yarn? Well look no further because Jimmy Beans has got it! The new Circulo Tecido Trico Yarn is so unique that one could hardly call it yarn! It's actually a strip of printed floral fabric with little holes punched in the top band allowing you to "knit" it through those holes like many of the other ruffle yarns on the market. Its lacy cousin, Circulo Renda Trico Magarida, is knit the same way and creates cascades of lace around your neck. Both of these ruffle yarns create a unique look and are sure to be a big hit amongst ruffle fans!
Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon Yarn
Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon Yarn
$17.95
Louisa Harding fans are sure to be pleased that we recently brought back the stunning and unique Sari Ribbon yarn! Shimmering nylon ribbing with a hint of metallic for a little extra sparkle, this yarn is sure to add that unique touch to whatever work of knitted art you use it in. Available in a range of stunning variegated colors ranging from bold and bright to soft and subtle, you are sure to love Sari Ribbon!
 
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      Rowan Savannah Kit of the Month!  
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Rowan Savannah Oasis
Rowan Savannah Oasis
Was $79.60 to $147.30
Now from $63.68 to $117.84
(20% off!)
This stylish tank from Rowan is the kind of spring/summer pattern that makes us wonder why anyone would consider knitting a winter activity. The cute diamond pattern and boat neck design offer a flattering fit for any size. Add to that the light, textured feel of the cotton/silk blend Savannah and you've got a dream spring knit! And at 20% off, this deal is too good to pass up!

You know what they say about April showers? Well, the same goes for April knitting projects! Make this your kit of the month and in May you'll have a lovely garment to wear out and about in the spring and summer sun.
 
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      New Colorways in Some of Our Favorite Hand-Dyed Yarns!  
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New for Spring 2012, Lorna's has created seven new unique colors including both variegated and tonal colors! Each new color is available in most of the weights we carry and completely different from any color combo Lorna's has released in the past. With names like Kedzie, Cornelia, Cermak, Giddings and Dobson, you will be sure to remember these colors. Jeanne was lucky enough to be gifted a beautiful shawl in the Giddings color that was knit by Beth (the owner of Lorna's) herself! You can check it out on our project log here. All in all, the new Lorna's colors are stunning which ultimately prompts the question: what shall I make with it?
Never one to disappoint, Madelinetosh has also released a slew of new colors for spring in all of their weights! The warm and cool tones of Cathedral, the bright pops of color in Firewood, the airy coolness of Lowland and Grenadine, and the deep water blues of Volga, plus many more, give a range that only adds depth to their already extensive list of colors. To add to the excitement, Tosh has also released a new short sleeved summer cardigan called the Storyteller Hoodie which is the perfect warm weather layer knit in Tosh Vintage. If a lighter weight yarn is what you are after, check out all of the Tosh Vintage and Tosh DK Onesies that we recently received in the new colors!
Koigu KPPPM fingering weight yarn has long been one of our most popular yarns! We love the enormous range of colors and the vibrancy of the hand-painted yarn. Although we don't carry all of them, we do have over 200 Koigu KPPPM colors currently in stock and are adding more with each Koigu order! If you have a particular color you are looking for, please e-mail or call us and let us know. We would be happy to get it in stock for you! In the meantime, if you are curious so see what colors we've just received, here is a taster for you below. Also, check out our color offerings in Koigu's other yarns, KPM (Solids) and Kersti!
 
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      Sale Update: Loop d Loop, Knit Collage and More!  
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First up, we couldn't wait to share the new Loop d Loop yarns we have just received at 50% off! We have quite a collection of different lines and colorways, including the cotton/silk Birch yarn, and its sister yarn, New Birch, which is also a worsted weight, but with more silk and less cotton. River is a luxury blend yarn of cashmere and cotton with a soft, loose twist that's great for garments that need good drape. Are you more of a merino wool lover? Moss is a DK-weight brushed merino-blend yarn that has a super soft felted feel. And for a super bulky 100% extrafine merino wool yarn, Tundra is the ticket.
Loop-d-Loop Birch Yarn
Loop-d-Loop Birch Yarn
Was $7.50
Now $3.75
(50% off!)
Loop-d-Loop New Birch Yarn
Loop-d-Loop New Birch Yarn
Was $7.50
Now $3.75
(50% off!)
Loop-d-Loop Moss Yarn
Loop-d-Loop Moss Yarn
Was $9.99
Now $4.99
(50% off!)
Loop-d-Loop River Yarn
Loop-d-Loop River Yarn
Was $9.99
Now $4.99
(50% off!)
If you are looking for less traditional yarns, Loop d Loop has a range of yarns with their own, unique texture and style. Try Granite for plush wool roving that's stitched down the center to show great stitch definition. For a little more sparkle, check out the Quartz yarn, which is a fabulous blend of viscose, linen and silk with a touch of metallic for style. Or try Shale, which combines sparkle with the delicate softness of mohair. And, of course, there's the airy Fern, a lightweight, lacy, wool-blend woven tape yarn that's great for spring projects!
Loop-d-Loop Fern Yarn
Loop-d-Loop Fern Yarn
Was $9.00
Now $4.50
(50% off!)
Loop-d-Loop Granite Yarn
Loop-d-Loop Granite Yarn
Was $9.90
Now $4.95
(50% off!)
Loop-d-Loop Quartz Yarn
Loop-d-Loop Quartz Yarn
Was $9.00
Now $4.50
(50% off!)
Loop-d-Loop Shale Yarn
Loop-d-Loop Shale Yarn
Was $9.99
Now $4.99
(50% off!)
If you're looking for a place to store all of these lovely Loop-d-Loop yarns while you work your magic on them, you are in luck! Select Namaste bags are on sale! Bethany here at the shop said she loves her Bitty Bag because it's so durable that she can use it for anything! The hip holsters and messenger bags are all incredibly versatile, whether you use them for craft projects, traveling, or just getting around town. The bright colors are also great for adding a splash of color to your wardrobe!
Namaste Bitty Bag Accessories - Lime
Namaste Bitty Bag Accessories - Lime
Was $69.00
Now $29.95
(57% off!)
Namaste Urban Hip Holster Accessories - Peacock
Namaste Urban Hip Holster Accessories - Peacock
Was $39.00
Now $23.00
(41% off!)
Namaste Classic Hip Holster Accessories - Red
Namaste Classic Hip Holster Accessories - Red
Was $45.00
Now $27.00
(40% off!)
Namaste Urban Messenger Bag Accessories - Black
Namaste Urban Messenger Bag Accessories - Black
Was $69.00
Now $38.00
(45% off!)
If you're like Kristen and Monika, you love yarn with personality! Both of these ladies have recently purchased Knit Collage yarns and made fabulous hats out of them! These projects are great for kids, or kids at heart. Luckily, these yarns are now available at an whopping discount! With all personalities come some quirks and these are the quirkier skeins. Yes, they are deemed "second quality," but having seen them first hand, we are extremely impressed with how these skeins turned out. Each is categorized by color and quirk, so you can choose skeins that are a few yards short, but perfect in every other way, or skeins that are thinner than intended, if that is something that won't interfere with your intended project. Feel free to browse, but don't wait too long, or someone else may snag your quirky skein!
Knit Collage Pixie Dust 2nd Quality Yarn
Knit Collage Pixie Dust 2nd Quality Yarn
Was $35.00
Now $17.50
(50% off!)
Knit Collage Rolling Stone 2nd Quality Yarn
Knit Collage Rolling Stone 2nd Quality Yarn
Was $37.00
Now $18.50
(50% off!)
Knit Collage Pixie Dust 2nd Quality Yarn
Knit Collage Pixie Dust 2nd Quality Yarn
Was $35.00
Now $17.50
(50% off!)
Knit Collage Rolling Stone 2nd Quality Yarn
Knit Collage Rolling Stone 2nd Quality Yarn
Was $37.00
Now $18.50
(50% off!)
Looking for more? Araucania's Ulmo is 100% cotton DK weight with 200 yards per skein! We also have the heavy worsted Panguipulli, with super warm 100% merino wool and variegated colorways you'll love. Or, for thick and thin yarn, Euro's Quick & Thick is available at 52% off and Berroco's Campus yarn is now 20% off!
Araucania Ulmo Yarn
Araucania Ulmo Yarn
Was $14.00
Now $7.65
(45% off!)
Araucania Panguipulli Yarn
Araucania Panguipulli Yarn
Was $18.00
Now $10.80
(40% off!)
Euro Yarns Quick & Thick Merino Yarn
Euro Yarns Quick & Thick Merino Yarn
Was $34.00
Now $16.20
(52% off!)
Berroco Campus Yarn
Berroco Campus Yarn
Was $11.00
Now $8.75
(20% off!)
 
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      Team JBW: Meet a Bean-- Sharon  
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Sharon (aka Sherona) has a deep love for pandas (both kung-fu and run-of-the-mill). Unlike pandas, Sharon loves to run! In fact, she and another bean, Nicole, ran a marathon last year! Her bubbly personality makes all of us smile on a daily basis.

Sharon has been with us for a few years now and is the Team Lead for our Customer Service Department. She is an excellent knitter and crocheter and can always be counted on to knit projects at whirlwind speed! When she isn't knitting or working or running, she is working towards her bachelors degree in art, practicing yoga, and hanging out with her adorable dog Murphy.

According to Sharon, "the only good time is an adventure time!" Well said.

To view Sharon's Video Bio and see other bean bios, check out the Team JBW page on our website!
Sharon with her latest project
 
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      JBW Videos Hit 1,000,000 Views on YouTube!  
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We were so thrilled to discover that our product review and instructional videos recently hit one MILLION views on YouTube! All of us at Jimmy Beans would like to give a big THANK YOU to all of you who have watched our videos over the years, sent amazing and constructive feedback, and given us ideas for new reviews. You've all played such a huge part in the success of these videos. We couldn't do it without YOU! Also, we should thank all of the stars of our videos, Jimmy Beans Wool employees and customers, who get up in front of the camera each week and do their very best to give you useful information. Without them, Jimmy and Jeanne would be very tired!

We always welcome suggestions for new videos and how to make older videos better, so please send them our way at any time. You can e-mail video suggestions to: socialmedia@JimmyBeansWool.com and as we continue to build our video library, we will take all feedeback into consideration!

I'll leave you today with our most-watched video. This video has almost 100,000 views on YouTube! It's one of Jeanne's instructional videos called: "How to Pick up Stitches". Enjoy!

How To Pick Up Stitches Video- Jimmy Beans Wool
 
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