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August 2010 Limited Edition Newsletter

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       August Limited Edition :: Capital City  
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Shepherd Sock Shepherd Worsted Helen's Lace
Honor Sport Greenline Worsted

Capital City - August's Limited Edition Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Pearl, Honor, and Lion and Lamb.

We also have some Greenline Worsted and Greenline DK... NOW 50% OFF.

August's Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Color is here! Named for Washington DC, Capital City is a nostalgic tribute to one of my favorite childhood memories. Growing up I would watch Washington Redskins football games on TV (or at the Fox and the Hound Bar) with my father in DC where he lived. The deep maroon, gold, orange and light peachy pink of this month's color brought me back to the excitement of the first game of the season and time spent with my dad. Using "flawless" children's logic, I would tell my elementary school classmates that my dad played for the Redskins -which of course made perfect sense as he was a giant of a man and also happened to play rugby. (Ok, he was actually pretty skinny in retrospect, but he seemed like a giant at the time!)

There are so many reasons to love this color whether you're a diehard Redskins fan, look forward to the beginning of football season each year with overenthusiastic anticipation, are a fan of the Capital City itself, or just like rich, harvest-time color combinations! These full and understated tones are perfect for the coming fall season and would make for a gorgeous shawl, nifty pair of socks or a casual cardigan!

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      And the Winners are....  
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And the winners are....Peppermint Mocha and Blueberry Snowcone!!

You asked for it -- these are the colors from the Limited Edition line that we'll be bringing in for keeps (whew - that was a close (and cold!) race between the Snowcone and Icestorm...but the blueberry prevailed - perhaps because it's a better partner with peppermints?). And as you know, the color we selected Twilight is already up on the website. The other 2 colors will be on the site August 15th, so be sure to mark your calendars.

Blueberry Snowcone
June 2008
Blueberry Snowcone
Peppermint Mocha
Stitches West 2010
Peppermint Mocha

P.S. We heard you loud and clear when it comes to forming a JBW Limited Edition Club. We're working out the details right now and will keep you posted. Thank you for the feedback!

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      Fun Stuff for August  
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Trendsetter Vigna Yarn
Trendsetter Vigna

Vigna is here from Trendsetter! We couldn't help but ooo and ahh when it arrived; this worsted weight wool and acrylic blend comes in an astounding array of deep shimmery colorways that add spice and elegance to just about any project! Try using Vigna with the Knitting Pure and Simple Pattern #108 - Scarf/Hood and Wrist Warmers if you're looking to knit up an easy and artistic fall accessory! (p.s. look for that pattern featured in our upcoming Verena advertisement.)

Wool Watcher On Thursday August 5th, we'll be putting up a few balls at an amazing intro price!

Manos Del Uruguay Maxima Multi Yarn
Manos Del Uruguay Maxima

Maxima is an all-new single ply worsted weight yarn from Manos Del Uruguay! Similar in style to the Malabrigo Worsted, Maxima comes in 10 remarkable colorways from which it is nearly impossible to pick a favorite (I'm torn between Beehive and Aqua). This super soft yarn is a steal at just $11.50 and over 200 yards per skein. You can easily knit up an eye-catching scarf with just 2 hanks or the ever-popular Knitting Pure and Simple Wrap Cardigan #263 with only 5-6 hanks!

Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi Yarn
Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi

For all of you Mini Mochi and Mochi Plus lovers out there, life just got a little sweeter! Chunky Mochi has arrived. Available in your favorite Mochi rainbow colorways and then some, Chunky Mochi is deliciously soft and knits up super quick making it a perfect medium for a comfy hat or stylishly bulky scarf. Make sure to check out the FREE (and awfully cute) patterns on the Crystal Palace website! I am just itching to knit up the Fan Stitch Cowl :)

Wool Watcher On Thursday August 5th, we'll be putting a few balls of a few colors up at a GREAT introductory price!

Nelkin Designs Patterns - Listado Cowl
Nelkin Designs - Listado Cowl

Use 1 hank of the Capital City Shepherd Sock! Listado is sized two ways, a little neck warmer, and an elegant whole head covering; either way this is a fast and simple ribbed lace cowl worked entirely in the round!

Lantern Moon Sunset Case Accessories - Hand Painted Orange
Lantern Moon Sunset Case

I don't know about you, but I can always use more storage for my needles and the new hand painted Lantern Moon Sunset Case is right up my alley. Made with beautiful Thai silk and hand painted in a way that brings out the beauty of the silk your needles will be the happiest needles in town.

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      New Yarns and Patterns from Mountain Colors  
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Two new yarns just in from Mountain Colors: Crazyfoot and River Twist! Crazyfoot is a durable sock yarn with just enough stretch. A superwash wool and nylon blend, one hank of this yarn has enough yardage (245 to be precise) to complete an entire pair of socks (unless you're Bigfoot)! The crazy colorways of Crazyfoot are ideal for wild sock fanatics!

River Twist is a distinctive 2 ply worsted weight yarn; one strand is a solid color while the other is a variegated melange of wonderful colors that knits up into a uniquely patterned fabric! If you're drawing a blank on what to use this super-soft 100% merino wool for, check out the Mountain Colors River Twist Cardigan or Now & Then Fingerless Gloves patterns!

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      Fall Classic Elite  
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Some of the newest arrivals to our pattern book library are a slew of pattern booklets from Classic Elite! There are so many of spectacular possible projects held within their many pages I don't have enough room to gush about them, but since a picture is worth a thousand words I encourage you to peruse them on the Classic Elite website. It is definitely worth a peek if you're experiencing knitter's/crocheter's-block or just looking for your next project!

While you are there make a point to browse the Magnolia and Woodland booklets that feature the two latest additions to our Classic Elite stock! Magnolia is a DK weight merino wool and silk blend whose semi-solid colors and delicate sheen give it a liquid-like appearance. Extremely soft, this delicate yarn adds a touch of luxury and class to any project. Included in CEY's Verdes Collection, Woodland is a wool and nettles blend. Don't worry; the nettles fiber is far from the stinging kind! In fact it is similar to hemp and linen but provides a softer, silkier fiber! Both fibers hold the dye differently giving Woodland colorways a heathered appearance.

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      Wool Watcher 1st: Luxury Yarn Grab Bags!  
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No longer just another paper bag filled with random stuff that will probably end up in your next garage sale, the JBW Grab Bags are a miscellaneous assortment of GGH, Muench and Lana Grossa yarns, sold by color in three different sizes. The Small Grab Bag guarantees at least 250 yards; the Medium has 500 yards; and the Large a minimum of 1000 yards. Each Grab Bag is as unique as a snowflake in its composition of spectacular yarns ensuring a delightful surprise upon receiving your Grab Bag! Whether you're looking to fill out your stash with some snazzy new fibers in your favorite colorways or in desperate need of yarn-spiration (spontaneous projects inspired by the yarn itself), Grab Bags in any size are perfect for adding spice to your stash!

Wool Watcher  YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THE PRICES!   Wool Watcher
Muench Luxury Yarn Grab Bag Kits - Green/Olive - Large
Muench Luxury Yarn Grab Bag Kits - Tan/Brown/Natural - Medium
Muench Luxury Yarn Grab Bag Kits - Yellow/Orange - Small
Muench Luxury Yarn Grab Bag Kits - Black/White/Grey - Medium
So, stay tuned to the Wool Watcher on Friday, August 6th... our 1st unofficial FUNKY FIBER FRIDAY. (Oh, and if you can think of a better name than "grab bag friday" or "funky fiber friday", we'll send you a grab bag for free! Fine print: only 1 name will be chosen and we reserve the right to not choose any name. email your suggestions to
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      Sale Update  
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Save up to 50% on these discontinued items... Keep an eye each week for new colors of the discontinued Greenline DK and Worsted at 50% off - we'll be getting new colors every Thursday!

Lorna's Laces Dove Yarn
Lorna's Laces Dove
Zombie BBQ and AVO
Was $17.50
Now $12.25
(30% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK
Capital City
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted
Capital City
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Victoria S Beaded Stitch Markers Accessories - Jaded Hearts
Beaded Stitch Markers
Jaded Hearts
Was $24.00
Now $12.00
(50% off!)
We hope you'll help us do some fall cleaning around here... for a limited time, we'll be clearing out a few oldie (but goodie!) Muench yarns in preparation for bringing in the new stuff. These deals will only last until Friday, August 13th, so make sure to grab what you can now. And, if you need project suggestions, please give us a call or catch us on Live Chat. Personally, there isn't a yarn on the list that i haven't knit with - these are all winners! (for reference, i knit a cabled scarf with 5 balls of the touch me due, a baby sweater AND blanket out of the Tessin, and 2 scarves out of the Cleo (1 of which was with the Fabu).
Muench Touch Me Due Yarn
Touch Me Due

Was $18.95
Now $10.95
(42% off!)
Muench Cleo Yarn

Was $14.50
Now $7.25
(50% off!)
Muench Fabu Yarn

Was $13.95
Now $6.95
(50% off!)
Muench Tessin Yarn

Was $12.00
Now $6.00
(50% off!)
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       Thanks for Reading and Happy Knitting!  
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