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Jimmy Beans Wool

November Limited Edition 2008 Newsletter!

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Limited Edition Color - Taos Thanksgiving

Taos Thanksgiving
Taos Thanksgiving (shown in Shepherd Sock)

Well, I've never been to Taos. Never spent more than a few hours in New Mexico, now that I think about it. (Actually, after finishing school in houston, I drove my beat up Jeep Wrangler through N.M., en route to Pullman, WA for round 1 of grad school (round 2 was Penn State). Grad School for what, you ask? Political Science and Sociology. And now I have a yarn store... go figure!). Anyway, enough about me... let's get back to Taos.

I've seen pictures and heard stories of the place - and not a single one of them was negative. In fact, all i've ever heard about the area is that it's simply breathtaking. Prettier than one could possibly imagine, they say. So when Beth (from Lorna's) sent us the sample that would later be selected as this month's color, all of those stories immediately came back to me. I could just picture the sun hitting the mountains, casting a reddish, rusty glow over the land. And maybe I was hungry (or low on iron) when I saw the color, but I also couldn't stop thinking about Thanksgiving... and turkey. Hence the name, Taos Thanksgiving.

As usual, this color has been exclusively dyed for us in 4 different Lorna's Laces yarns: Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, and the luxurious Lion and Lamb. Normally a big fan of the Shepherd Worsted, I have to tell you that I've noticed the Shepherd Sport to be particularly soft this time...I'm sure it's always this soft, but I definitely started kicking myself for not knitting with it earlier. It's nice and squishy, yet seemingly sturdy, just the way I like it.

P.S. here's a guide to the past colors from the Lorna's Laces Exclusive Limited Edition Line.

And here is a sampling of what else we've got going on this early November (and it's snowing outside as I type this!):

Addi Needles
Addi Needles

20% Off!!

November is "Giving Thanks" Month and we're giving thanks to all of you by offering 20% OFF our most popular (and all time favorite) knitting needles: Addi Turbo and Addi Lace. The sale will last only as long as our supply does, so grab a few pair while you can!

The Ultimate Sock Book
The Ultimate Sock Book

Well, as long as you're thinking about sock yarn and addi needles, you may as well think about Vogue's recent sock book. Truly the ultimate, this book has it all: history, technique, and design. Want a great gift idea? Package this book up with a copy of the Magic Loop, a set of Addi US 40" needles (US 0 or 1), and 2 hanks of the Taos Thanksgiving in sock weight. Voila! Instant gift for the wanna-be-sock knitter... (or even the super experienced one).

Sheep Tape Measure
Eden Drawstring Bags

30% Off!!

These hand-crafted poly silk bags from della Q make perfect gift-giving bags (see idea above), as well as single storage project bags (say goodbye to plastic ziplocs!). The embroidered version is available in small and large sizes, but we only have a few of the small size in the plain version left.

At 30% off, take this opportunity to store your one-of-a-kind Taos Thanksgiving in a bag that will last a lifetime (ok, maybe not a lifetime, but it should last a long time...!). Prices range from to $4.20 to $5.60. As usual... when we're out, we're out!

p.s. we'll be profiling della Q and their socially conscious operations in our next JBW newsletter. Have a question for them? Email me at and i'll work to get your questions answered...

SnoBuddy Pattern

Based on the number of copies we've sold lately, i'm guessing that you've probably already seen these clever little creatures from Knitting at Knoon. At the risk of oversaturing you, though, I thought it would be worth calling attention to them... just in case there are a few of you who haven't had a chance to see them... and why not use the Taos Thanksgiving in Shepherd Worsted to knit the hats and scarves? Tooo cute!

Here's a little more info: Adorable little snow-people, all playing dress-up for the cold. Five versions to knit in worsted wt singles, heavy worsted, or Aran wt yarns. SnoBuddies range in height from 7" (large) to 5-1/2" (small) to 3" (baby).

Trial Organic Sock
Trial Organic Sock

If you love organic yarns, you're going to flip over this limited run of Lorna's Laces Organic Sock Yarn. Dyed in some of our favorite colors, when Lorna's Laces experiments, you win! They have been testing organic sock weight yarn these days and we've convinced them to send us the trial runs (don't worry - it's all first quality - and one-of-a-kind). Each hand-dyed skein will make a pair of socks, but there are only a few in each color. Grab 'em while they last!

Note: Trial Organic Sock Yarn is handwash (or "shower-wash", as I like to call it).

One Cute Hoodie
One Cute Hoodie

Noni is not just for bags anymore! This fall they introduced a line of garment patterns - and this One Cute Hoodie is one of our favorites (we also like the Play Pants and T-Top using Shepherd Sport ... and the Ella Coat using Shepherd Worsted). These new Noni patterns are designed for kids and adults - and the Hoodie even has a version for guys. If you haven't had a chance to browse the new line, make sure to check it out.

Thanks for reading and Happy Knitting!

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