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Jimmy Beans Wool May 2005 Newsletter!

In this issue:
  • Mother's Day gift ideas
  • New at Jimmy Beans Wool -- New yarns from Crystal Palace
  • SALE!! Newly discontinued yarns from Rowan, and further discounts on Noro
  • Classes
  • On the horizon -- 2005 Knitters' Retreat, create your own wish list
You can view some of our new projects here.

Click on any highlighted text to view the item in our online store!

Mother's Day is May 8th!!

Having trouble finding that perfect gift for your favorite knitter? Well, look no further. Now in stock: great gifts from Lantern Moon! Check out:

The classic knitter's stand - constructed of uzu fiber lined with cotton on a lacquered wooden frame, this knitter's stand is a contemporary version of an old standby that's sure to be a hit with mom. The frame folds for easy storage. Only $35.99... click on

Also, don't forget Lantern Moon's beautiful silk needle cases and hand-sanded hardwood needles available in your choice of palm, rosewood, ebony or blonde wood. These needles aren't just beautiful to look at, they're also a joy to knit with. We love 'em!

And finally... they're baa-ack!! Those cute fluffy little sheep measuring tapes have just arrived. These novelty items add an adorable touch to any gift wrapping, and mom will appreciate their practical side...


A couple of new yarns in this month...

Iceland - a bulky weight, 100% wool yarn from Crystal Palace. This yarn is a nice substitute for Lamb's Pride Bulky and works great in any felted or non-felted project. Click on the highlighted text to check out the rainbow of solid colors and iceland prints


We have more discontinued yarns! These are yarns discontinued by our suppliers, so we've received a discount, which we are happy to be able to pass along to you! Because these yarns are discontinued, there are no returns or exchanges, but you can't beat the prices!

Rowanspun now in 4-ply!! For those of you who can't get enough of the Rowanspun chunky, aran and DK weight yarns, you're gonna love Rowanspun 4-ply! click on: to check out all 19 colors available. Only $4.25 per hank!

Noro Airisu price cut! Noro's lightweight, airy summer yarn Airisu has been further discounted to $5.50!!! (orig $11.00... that's 50% off!) At this low price it won't be around for long... Check out for remaining in-stock colors...

And don't forget...
Jaeger discontinued yarns: Cashair, a super soft lightweight cashmere blended with merino wool, Chamonix, a merino wool blended with angora with just a hint of polyamide, and Luxury Tweed, a blend of merino wool and alpaca available in 16 fabulous tweedy colors.
All are available at fabulous discount prices!!

Gedifra's summer-weight yarn, Mauritius. A cotton tape with thick eyelash strands available in 5 delightful colors. Normally $12.95, now on sale for $9.75

GGH yarns Carneval and Modena... we've purchased all that they have left, so get 'em while you can!


We have lots of Knitting 101 classes running now in the Reno store!

Elizabeth Grzymski is teaching Knitting 101, which is designed to take the beginning knitter through the basics: cast on, knit & purl stitches, bind off, increasing & decreasing, sweater assembly.... everything you need to know to follow simple sweater pattern!
This class is perfect for the beginner knitter or for those of you that are ready to try your first larger project.
So, if you're tiring of knitting scarf after scarf and looking to try something new, Knitting 101 is for you!

Daytime and evening classes available:

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, April 27-May 18
Thurday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, April 28-May 19
Thurday mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm, April 28-May 19
Friday mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm, April 29-May 20

Classes are $60 for the four week series, and we ask for a 50% ($30) non-refundable deposit to reserve your space.

Call 775-827-YARN (775-827-9276)for more information or stop by the Reno store to reserve your space today. As always space is limited!

Can't make this class series? Don't despair, there will be another series of classes beginning the week of May 25th and we will accept deposits for those classes beginning immediately!

Drop-ins welcome! Need just a little extra help with your project? Looking to brush up on some of the basics? Elizabeth is happy to accommodate drop-in students during any regularly scheduled class. $20 drop-in fee applies.


Mark your calendars, Jimmy Beans Wool is planning a Knitters' Retreat!! The retreat will be held October 7-9 at the Granlibakken Conference Center and Resort in Tahoe City, California. We'll have Trunk Shows from Anny Blatt, Knitting Pure & Simple, and more... We're still in the early planning stages, but watch this space for details...

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Thanks for reading and Happy Knitting!