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April 2010 Limited Edition Newsletter

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       April Limited Edition :: Amber's First Kitchen  
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Shepherd Sock

Amber's First Kitchen - April's Limited Edition Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Lion and Lamb, and now in matching Beaded Stitch Markers.)

Amber, our illustrious Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Color celebrity (she has previously been intimately involved in the naming of two other colors), is responsible for this month's spectacular color: Amber's First Kitchen! When Amber went to visit Lorna's Laces in Chicago last November, she was given an opportunity to create her own color and dye it right there at the shop! An unusual, yet complimentary combination of perky pink, vivacious green and earthy brown, Amber used her colorful kitchen as the inspiration for her masterpiece. Apparently the original revelation for this stylish color scheme was taken from a "Blueprint Magazine" cover that had a mauve wall, spring green frames and a brown chair. In her own words: "I thought it was the most amazing thing ever! And BAM, inspiration, paint, thrift store frames, AWESOMENESS". Awesomeness indeed! But does it do justice to her fabulous cooking space? When I asked, her she told me "it came out exactly like my kitchen. When I got home, I walked around comparing, and yes, we nailed it!"

As it turns out, dying yarn is a tricky business; Amber admitted that it took five different greens before her and the Lorna's yarn-dying specialists were able to find the exact shade. Not one to take all the credit for such a groovy hue, Amber praised the Lorna's crew as "magical people who know exactly how to lay it out and make it work. They may be part unicorn". Judging by the wondrousness of Amber's First Kitchen, I'd say that's about right :). This color is perfect for any project requiring bright and distinctive variations in color, especially with summer just around the corner! Amber plans on crocheting a scarf for her "scarves to throws" project, though she is having trouble picking the perfect stitch. It is an important decision and not one she takes lightly! Though she will neither confirm nor deny it, there is also a rumor that Amber's First Kitchen may have absorbed some of Lorna's unicorn magic!

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      Fun Stuff for your Lorna's Laces  
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Now that you've fallen in love with one of our favorite colors (of all time!), you're going to need some ideas for using it! Below are a few new things that have hit the shelves - and that we think you might enjoy. :)

Dolce Handknits Patterns - 706 - Matchgirl Gloves
Dolce Patterns - Matchgirl Gloves

2 hanks of the Shepherd Sport in AFK are all that you need for a set of these gloves... or get 3 hanks and make 2 sets: one for yourself and one to give away. After all, it's never too early to start thinking about the next gift-giving holiday, is it?!

Knitting Pure and Simple :: Baby & Children Patterns - 106 - Girls Cap Sleeve Cardi Vest
Girls Cap Sleeve Cardi Vest

This adorable top is one of our best selling patterns this month! It uses a heavy worsted or bulky weight yarn - and only about 250-350 yards - and is written to fit girls from 18 months to 8 years old. Love the AFK, but not sure how to get the gauge? Try double stranding the Shepherd Worsted with the Shepherd Sport. you'll need about 2 hanks of each. (Or, you could always use 2-3 hanks of the Cascade 128 Superwash... that only ends up being $25-35 per sweater!)

Lana Grossa Filati Magazines Books - Issue 39
Lana Grossa Filati - Issue 39

We love Lana Grossa magazines for a number of reasons: 1. the designs are classic, beautiful, and super wearable for everyday people like me; 2. the designs use Lana Grossa yarns!; and 3. there are TONS of patterns in each issue, so you always feel like you're getting your money's worth.

della Q Eden Cotton Project Bag Accessories - 079 Green/Blue Stripe
della Q Eden Cotton Bag - Green/Blue Stripe

Tis the season for Spring Stripes and Flowers... this year, you've got lots of options when it comes to the new Eden Cotton bags from della Q. Stripes? Got em... take your pick from Orange/Yellow and Green/Blue. Flowers? Got em! do you fancy Black and White or Green with Blue? And lastly, you can now choose from the standard Eden size... or a slightly larger size that's big enough for your project, your pattern, and even some stitch markers (in the clever inside pocket).

PolarKnits StitchDots
PolarKnits StitchDots

Speaking of Stitch Markers, have you seen this clever set? There are 20 printed markers in each handy pouch (the pouch color at the moment is teal). Each marker has a helpful word or abbreviation written on it... (Start , End, Inc, Dec, RS, WS, stars and letters). How fun!!

Offhand Designs Scottie Accessories - Midge
Offhand Designs Scottie in Midge

The Scottie Handbag from Offhand Designs has super cool straps a wide opening, so you can see everything inside easily.... because you want to be able to look at your yarn and knitting projects at ALL TIMES, right?! This new Midge print has really caught the eye of most of us on staff here, partly because of the Vintage look, but also because of the dark brown trim and lining... i mean, who doesn't love brown?!

Victoria S Beaded Stitch Markers Accessories - Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Everything but the Kitchen Sink

These handmade stitch markers feature Kitchen gadgets wire-wrapped with Swarovski crystals. They come as a set of 5 in a box with a lid so you won't lose them in your knitting bag (and are already boxed for gift-giving). Made by Victoria to accompany the Amber's First Kitchen color, consider picking up a set of these for the cook in your life. And now that I'm [finally] getting back into the kitchen (I LOVE to cook and recently bought my first nice mixer!), I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get a set for Mother's Day!

Verena Knitting Books - 2010 Spring
Verena - 2010 Spring

The new issue of Verena Knitting 2010 Spring is here! This fabulous magazine is gaining more and more popularity all the time, and we know why! The patterns are stylish and there is always a great selection to choose from. They often have plus-size patterns and always something for the kids too! Check out this fresh issue for Spring!

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      Yarn of the Summer: Cascade Ultra Pima  
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Cascade Ultra Pima: A silky soft cotton yarn and in true Cascade style, it comes in a beautiful range of colors and has that great yardage that we love! You can machine wash it in warm water and tumble it dry cool! And did we mention that it was only $9.50 for a generous 220 yards? Considering that this cotton looks and feels like silk, I'd say that's a bargain! We've got over 50 colors - and should have all of them photographed very soon... (thanks in advance for your never ending patience).

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      Sale Update  
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Ready to save some money this Spring? These super star yarns are top quality, but won't break the bank. Stock up now for summer... we don't have a ton, so our stock is bound to move quickly!

Rowan Silk Wool DK Yarn
Rowan Silk Wool DK
Was $9.95
Now $4.97
(50% off!)

Our Best Selling Yarn of the Month!
Rowan Silk Wool DK yarn is 50 silk/50 wool and is lusciously soft and shiny. The wonderful drape is accompanied by the strength of wool and the softness of silk. A Rowan staple for years, it has been discontinued and our remaining stock is 50 percent off. We have 6 colors left, but it's selling fast (probably because it's only $4.97 per ball and it has 109 yards... and the colors are beautifully neutral)!

Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton Yarn
Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton
Was $6.50
Now $4.55
(30% off!)

A super soft, durable, 100 percent Cotton perfect for all your spring and summer knits and kids items. We've got 8 classic shades on sale, ranging from baby pink to minty green to a mature grey... I can honestly say that there's something for everyone! What will I be doing with this yarn? I think I'll pick up 1 ball each of the Berry, Mint, Spruce, and Grey - and will knit up matching summer beanies for Doug and Huck... i'll make the stripes slightly different, but the colors will make it obvious that the beanies (and boys) were meant to go together!

Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky Yarn
Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky
Was $15.00
Now $9.00
(40% off!)

100 percent Donegal Tweed Wool in a chunky weight. Knits up quickly, but is not too bulky and each hank has 111 yards (so is perfect for a hat or quick scarf)! We've got 5 colors to choose from, so start working on your Fall wardrobe today... (how about this Dolce Handknits cardigan? You'd only need 3-5 hanks).

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK Yarn
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK
Was $9.00
Now $6.30
(30% off!)

In 6 overstocked colors, the Cashmerino DK is a Merino, Cashmere, and Microfibre blend that is ridiculously soft and machine washable yet reasonably priced (especially at 30% off)! The PERFECT yarn for Knitting Pure and Simple Patterns, as well as lots of Debbie Bliss creations...and has 125 yards per ball! Personally, I'd love to see a patchwork blanket done with ALL 6 colors. Maybe something like this one... or this crocheted one?

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      Jimmy Beans Bucks Are Ready to Use!  
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A quick reminder to mention before you start shopping... the 2nd round of 2010 Jimmy Beans Bucks have been issued! If you earned a reward, your reward and free shipping coupon are both currently in your account. Make sure to log into your account while ordering and you will see both. We have already sent out the email notifications with your reward amount and your personalized free shipping coupon code - hopefully you have already taken a look!

If you didn't earn a reward or aren't familiar with this incredible FREE YARN program take a look now! In a nutshell, if you have a JBW account and made purchases last quarter (January 1st - March 31st), you received an account credit equal to 5% of those purchases (with a few rules, of course). We were very excited to issue far more rewards during this round compared to the previous four rounds -- we really hope everyone enjoys this program!! :)

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       Thanks for Reading and Happy Knitting!  
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