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Jimmy Beans Wool January 2004 Newsletter!

Hello again!

It's been quite a while since the last newsletter. The store has been very busy, which is great, and I've been spending my time finding and making space for new yarns!


We're getting ready to have a booth at Stitches West in Oakland during the third week of February. Stop by if you are going to attend! Also, I am going to TNNA in Los Angeles in a couple weeks to try to find the latest and greatest offerings and bring them to you!

Click on any text that looks like this line to view the item in our online store!


I can't even begin to describe how much yarn I have in the store now -- 6x more than when i started 18 months ago... whew!! Here are just a few of the new ones I've gotten lately...

Costa Rica Yarn

Just in a couple days ago! Great colors with an amazing feathery texture! I immediately started knitting a scarf out of it -- it truly looks incredible!

Fluff Yarn

New colors are arriving daily. Check out the website to see the new colors! I try to immediately take pictures and post them to the site so you can get a first look!


Noro Yarns

Kureyon, Big Kureyon, Gisha and Lotus -- New colors of these fabulous Noro yarns have been coming in and more are expected!


Rowan, Rowan and Rowan!!

We are now carrying almost every Rowan yarn in almost every color! As you already know they have a HUGE variety of luxurious yarns including a wide range of cottons as you start thinking of spring projects! Take a look at their Yorkshire Tweed collection - I'm knitting a cabled sweater out of it right now and it looks wonderful.


 Click here to view all our yarns in our online store!

Stop in and see what else we have!

As I mentioned, I am also going to TNNA in a couple weeks ready to pick up whatever catches my eye, so get ready for plenty more new yarns to be showing up soon!

!! $75 in Free Yarn !!

From February 19th - 23rd, Jimmy Beans will be in Oakland at the Stitches West Show. Due to some unfortunate health circumstances (read: broken leg), some of our regular helpers may not be able to attend the show. As a result, we are in need of more help! If you enjoy yarn, are friendly, and have 4 hours available sometime during those days, please let us know!

In return, you'll receive a $75 gift certificate, free admission to the show, and a cool tote bag to carry your knitting accessories!

Knitting Retreat 2004

Many of you remember the wonderful retreat we held last summer -- well, we're going to do it again!

I am currently working on the details, but we're looking at the latter part of June and at the same location - Feather River Inn outside of Graeagle. I should have a set date by the end of the month.

Like last year, the weekend will begin Friday evening, include continuous food, drinks, and classes, and end on Sunday morning. The cost will likely run around $300 - $350, based on double occupancy.

I will give you more details as they become available, and feel free to call or email with any questions or to get on the sign up list! From now on, I’ll only send info to those who request it. If you are interested in attending, please send a message to with “retreat email list” in the subject line – you will then automatically be added to the retreat email list!!

Referral Program

This referral program is perfect for all of you with lots of knitting friends! It is quick, easy, and very rewarding!

Simply tell your friends to shop at . Ask them to send me an email with your name and email address after they've placed their first order! That's it! You will receive $15 off your next purchase! And the more people you refer, the higher your discount gets!

·  1 - 3 referrals -- $15 off

Call or email with questions!

... Website Updates!

If you haven't looked at the website lately, look again!

In addition to adorable photos of our new dogs, you'll find a renovated design that is more user-friendly and photo-rich.

Every day, I put up new photos of our products -- photos up to 4" tall on the screen and extremely detailed. Look for the "click for large image" text under the regular photos on yarn pages. As an example, look at Costa Rica Yarn.

In the next few months, we'll be adding customer account capabilities to our system. You will be able to securely save your person payment information, save "wish list" shopping carts, as well as view your past orders! We will also be offering a frequent web buyer program as a result of having accounts!

This is very exciting for all of us, since the more time you can save on the computer, the more time you can knit!


Sorry that I haven't put new classes on the site yet - Our Beginning Classes (5 Thursday series) are actually full until May - and each time I start to add to the website, the class fills up... We are thinking of holding a Color Workshop on Feb 7 from 10-4. I'll put more info up about this class next week - i promise. 


As you can tell from the increased wrinkles on my face, it's busier than I can handle these days... :) I'm looking for people to help me out a few hours a week. If you're interested in getting a discount on yarn, helping people with their projects, and seeing new yarn as it comes off the truck, send me an email or stop by. I'm looking for people to price and stock yarn (neatly) and to help with the register!

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