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Jimmy Beans Wool January 2005 Newsletter!

Happy New Year, Knitters!!

It was a wonderful holiday season this year. We got at least 10 feet of snow and it's still absolutely beautiful here in the Lake Tahoe Area...

Unfortunately, i did come down with bronchitis on January 2nd, but I'm finally getting better -- after watching about 30 movies and not moving from the couch for a number of days. It was the first time i've been sick in about 5 years and it sure wasn't fun! I did get a lot of knitting done, though, so at least something good came from it. You can view some of my new projects here.

We inventoried both of our stores and our ecommerce warehouse 2 weeks ago, so i've been busy entering all of that information into the computer. After that, we're getting to work on adding tons of new features to the website. You'll be able to create your own account, add items to a wish list, email wish lists to friends/relatives, and so much more. I can't tell you how excited I am about the upcoming additions... we'll be sure to send an update out every time we add something significant - keep your eyes peeled!

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


I really wanted to let everyone know about a few special deals we've procured. These are discontinued yarns for which we’ve received a discount – and then are passing that discount to you. Because these are discontinued, there are no returns or exchanges, but you can’t beat the prices!

Debbie Bliss has discontinued her machine washable yarn - Merino Chunky. It comes in a ton of colors... is machine washable and very soft. This yarn is normally 6.50, but we’re able to put it on sale for $4.99 a ball.

Rowan has discontinued their Rowanspun Line - 100% Wool Tweeds. We've purchased their DK, Aran, and Chunky weights. You can use these yarns for any of the Rowan patterns that call for their new line of tweeds - the Yorkshire Tweed Collection.

The Rowanspun Aran is normally $12.95, but is on sale for $9.75

The Rowanspun Chunky is normally $12.95, but is on sale for $9.75

The Rowanspun DK is normally $7.95, but is on sale for $5.95

GGH has discontinued 2 of their yarns - Carneval and Modena and we've purchased all that they have left!

Carneval is a very popular spring and summer yarn and works up beautifully by itself or with Cleo or Apart. Regular price is $12.95, but we'll sell it for $9.75 until we run out! Check out a picture of this scarf!

Modena comes in a ton of colors... is machine washable and very soft. Normally $9.80, we have it on sale for $7.25 a ball. We made a children's poncho with it!


A note from Allison in Reno...

Here in Reno we've been up and running our sister store since July 1st. So many of you have found us through our website, from seeing our signs, from being directed here by the needlework shop 2 doors down, or from word-of-mouth.
Everyone seems so excited to have us here, and we are thrilled to be here! With new yarns and accessories coming in every day, I never know what I will find when Jerome, the UPS man comes by!

If you are interested in these classes, or would like to be notified by group email (other than the occasional newsletter) when new classes are to be offered, please send me an email with "Add to Class List" in the subject line to

Amanda continues as our Ecommerce Manager, filling those orders you've been placing through our website.She is available to answer questions you have regarding your orders via email or our toll free number. Elizabeth works between Reno and Truckee - she is an extremely Competent knitter and crochets, too!

As ever, I'm here to answer your knitting questions, help you pick yarns and patterns, and I can usually figure out some of those crochet questions. Don't hesitate to call if you can't stop by - I enjoy our chats!
Happy knitting!

Allison Judge
Manager, Jimmy Beans Wool Reno.

**Jimmy Beans Wool is located in the Smithridge Center at the corner of S. Virginia and McCarran, near Toys R Us.  We're open 10 - 6, Monday thru Friday, 10-5 Saturday and on Sunday from 11 - 4.


Please welcome Emily Elder as our new full-time Truckee employee. In Truckee, you'll also find Leslie, Dot, and Jill.

Allison is still doing an amazing job running the Reno shop with the help of Dr. Elizabeth Grzymski (yes, we have a doctor on board!), and Phoebe. Amanda is still doing an amazing job managing the Ecommerce orders I'm sure some of you have spoken with her via email. If you ever have any questions regarding your order or future orders, please email her at


The knitting classes in Reno and Truckee have been completely full and our Reno waiting list is 100 people deep...

Sunday Scarf Class
Elizabeth is teaching a 2 hour "how to knit a scarf" class every Sunday afternoon from 1-3. Availability is much higher for these classes, so please join us! Please call the Reno store for more details. 775.827.YARN(9276)


We've been getting all kinds of new yarns and needles from Anny Blatt, Bouton d'Or, Trendsetter, Crystal Palace, Curious Creek Fibers, and Lantern Moon. In the next month or so, keep an eye out for the new Spring Rowan line, as well as yarns from Prism, GGH, Friends, Elsebeth Lavold and more!

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