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Jimmy Beans Wool May 2005 Newsletter (Part 2)!

In this issue:
  • The newsletter goes monthly!
  • April showers bring May flowers
  • New at Jimmy Beans Wool -- New yarns from Tahki, Araucania
  • ...and -- customize your account!
  • SALE!! Newly discontinued yarns from Rowan
  • Reno Classes
  • On the horizon -- 2005 Knitters' Retreat
You can view some of our new projects here.

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

The newsletter goes monthly!

Inbox getting a bit crowded? ("...jeez, every time I turn around, there's a new email from Jimmy Beans Wool!") Well, things are always changing around here, and we want you to stay informed! So, we're going monthly!

Over the next several months, we'll also be adding some new features to the newsletter. Watch for things like: short articles focusing on fun techniques, and free patterns featuring our favorite yarns (just to name a few). Of course, we'll continue to include information about classes, featured products, and new and sale yarns available in our stores and on the website....

If there's something in particular that you would like to see, we would love to hear from you. Just drop us an email at

Please let us know what you think of our newsletter or if you have problems reading it! Questions? Comments? Suggestions? email

April showers bring May flowers...

Flowers to go, that is.

Jimmy Beans is proud to be your on-line source for these cute kits from Pick Up Sticks! Each kit comes with patterns, needles and enough yarn to make three styles of felted flower embellishment, conveniently packaged for knitting on the go! Kits come in three different color combinations and sell for just $22.00! ...makes a great gift!

Also from Pick Up Sticks, check out the felted hat kits and individual felting project patterns


A couple of new yarns from Katia... Jamaica - a worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn that comes in six fun color combinations, and Arc en Ciel, a cotton-acrylic blend in heavy worsted weight available in eight color combinations. Both are great for summer knits! Need some design inspiration? Be sure to check out the Katia pattern books!

Also... don't miss Patagonia, the variegated version of our popular hand-dyed yarn, Nature Cotton from Araucania. Both are 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn with a slight slub texture... knits up beautifully!


Still haven't set up your user account? Visit our store, or click here to do it now!
Check out these new features:

  • create your own Jimmy Beans Wish List!!

    Create a wish list of products you would really like to have, email it to your friends, and they can view it online!

  • product reviews

    Review your favorite products for other knitters to see. Simply login and 'rate' away... Each product can receive 1 to 5 stars.

log in now to customize your account!


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!

We over-bought!! Rowanspun chunky and DK are available for a limited time at blow-out overstock prices, just $8.95 per hank for Rowanspun chunky and $4.95 per hank for Rowanspun DK. Stock up now!!

Rowanspun is also available in aran and 4-ply, still on sale for 30% off MSRP!

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, May 25-June 22
Thurday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, May 26-June 23
Thurday mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm, May 26-June 23
Friday mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm, May 27-June 24

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 June 29th 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!