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Jimmy Beans Wool Newsletters

May 2010 Newsletter

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       May Limited Edition :: Mother Earth  
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Shepherd Sock

Mother Earth - May'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.)

It is the month of Mother's Day, and the Limited Edition Lorna's Laces color for May is named in honor of the mother we all share, Mother Earth. Although Earth Day was last month, we believe Mother Earth should be celebrated every day! An eye-indulgent combination of blues, greens and the hues in-between, Mother Earth's spectrum includes dusty tones of slate grey, olive green, periwinkle blue and a refreshing burst of bright jewel blue-green that really makes the compilation of luscious colors pop! If you mom doesn't happen to be a fan of the traditional pinks and pastels often associated with Mother's Day, this color makes a wonderful gift whether knit into a stylish pair of socks or as an addition to her stash. Mother Earth is perfect for the earth tone lovers who like to stray to brighter hues every now and again :)

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      Color Commentary: Ysolda Red  
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Lorna's Laces Color Commentary: Ysolda Red

Ysolda Red
Ysolda Red!
Available in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, and Lion and Lamb.

Lorna's Laces shipped us a new Color Commentary colorway this week....Ysolda Red! Named for and masterminded by Ysolda Teague of "Whimsical Little Knits" fame, this colorway is a beautiful melange of reds with very subtle color shifts. Now many of you are probably familiar with Ysolda's books and patterns, which you can buy directly from her in Great Britain (she offers a .pdf version of the books): Ysolda's Website. For those that aren't familiar, I can tell you that we have soooo many people coming into the shop raving about the adorable designs from Ysolda. So when we heard that she was planning to collaborate on a color with Beth, we were more than tickled! We hope that you enjoy taking a peek at this beautiful red... and encourage you to read all about Ysolda's adventures at Lorna's Laces on her blog.

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      Fun Stuff for your Lorna's Laces  
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I love gift giving holidays. Specifically, the ones on which I'M going to get a gift! And now that I'm a mom, I couldn't be more excited about having an additional gift-giving/receiving holiday on my calendar. So, in the spirit of giving and receiving gifts on Mother's Day, we've put together a few gift ideas. Happy Mother's Day!

Victoria S Beaded Stitch Markers Accessories - Mom's Markers
Mom's Markers

Words of love for Mom! One charm has "I Love You Mom" and the other charm has "#1 Mom". Wire-wrapped with Swarovski cyrstals and fossilized coral cushion beads.

Victoria S Beaded Stitch Markers Accessories - My Mother's Garden
My Mother's Garden

We have two new sets of stitch markers for Mother's Day! In addition to the set above, this set is called My Mother's Garden. The story behind this little set is that Victoria's mom lives in England and at this time of year, her mother's yard (which is called a garden over there) is just blooming with new life - so there are flowers on every bead!

Ann Budd Knitting Green
Knitting Green

Ann Budd is an all-time favorite fiber author. Her new book, Knitting Green, does not disappoint! The projects look enticing with clear instructions and schematics. There is a lot of eco-centered information provided that covers many issues including, which dyes are the best for our environment and how to reuse our yarns in the most productive ways. Many notable designers participate in this book and it has certainly been a hit with all of us here!

Noro Shirakaba Yarn
Noro Shirakaba Yarn

Noro Shirakaba is a new yarn for Spring 2010. Although this yarn looks like a solid at first glance, it is gently variegated. The colorways are soft and muted and the variegation just moves from light to dark. Shirakaba is a light worsted weight yarn that knits up at 5 stitches to the inch and it is a beautiful blend of silk, cotton and wool. The silk really adds a nice sheen to the yarn and the texture created is something we are sure you will enjoy!

Zitron Trekking XXL Yarn
Zitron Trekking XXL Yarn

We just started carrying Zitron's Trekking XXL sock yarn, and I have still to recover from color-overload as it come in an endless number of colorways! The yardage for each 100 gram skein is a generous 459 yards, easily providing enough fiber for a pair of sturdy stockings. Trekking XXL is a soft and durable 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon blend that makes a durable and uniquely colorful project. No only are the colors nearly infinite in number, there are several styles from self-striping, to print to Fair Isle!

Noni Patterns - Sheep Bag
Noni Patterns - Sheep Bag

We love sheep around here. Hmmm, who would have guessed? Ha ha! This darling felted sheep bag by Noni is just the ticket to express our love of sheep. You can work them up in two different sizes. What a great bag for anyone who loves sheep. But of course who wouldn't love these great little wool bearing creatures? Baa baa baa!

Vogue Knitting Book Books - Stitchionary Vol 5: Lace Knitting
Vogue Stitchionary Vol 5: Lace Knitting

Bill? Are you reading this? If so, I think that Sandy would absolutely LOVE to receive this book for Mother's Day ... or her birthday... or just on a Sunday! One of the most avid lace knitters that I know, our friend and coworker Sandy is constantly searching for new lace patterns and is a huge fan of the Vogue Stitchionary books. It's almost as if this book were put together specifically for her!

St-Denis Magazine Books - '10 - Spring/Summer
St-Denis Magazine - '10 Spring/Summer

It feels as if we've been waiting for YEARS for this book to be published. The first book was simply terrific - and this one is no different!

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      Introducing Madelinetosh: Dk and Sock  
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Madelinetosh Tosh Sock and Tosh DK is finally here! For the last 2 weeks, everytime a shipment arrives, we've been meeting the UPS guy at the door with a borderline hysterical giggle of eager anticipation, "Is it here? The Madelinetosh?!" Well, it is now (ok, not really... the sock is due to arrive in 2 days, but the dk has already found a temporary home on our shelves)! And boy, was it worth the wait! The 100% superwash merino (machine washable!) yarns come in "squishy soft" hanks and are available in a luscious array of must-have glazed colors. Whether you prefer deep purples, subtle neutrals, or springy pastels, there is a Tosh Sock or DK color for any mood or taste. And with 395 yards per hank for the Sock (and 225 for the DK) there is plenty for a pair of socks or a summer wrap!

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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!

Fortissima Mexiko Cotton Stretch Yarn
Fortissima Mexiko Cotton Stretch Yarn
Was $17.00
Now $13.60
(20% off!)

This Fortissima sock yarn is a perfect mix of wool and cotton with a bit of nylon and elastic to help it hold its shape for years to come! Each ball has over 500 yards, so you'll be able to make a pair of fun socks for almost everyone on your list (you might need a bit more for the size 14s in your family... )

Lantern Moon Ebony Circulars Needles
Lantern Moon Ebony Circulars
Was $27.50
Now $22.00
(20% off!)

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one - or even for yourself? Look no farther... Lantern Moon Needles are heirlooms and will be treasured forever. And they are the perfect price point for gifts, especially at 20% off! (Both Ebony and Rosewood Circulars are on sale.)

Lantern Moon Ebony Wood Needles Needles
Lantern Moon Ebony Wood Straights
Was $21.00
Now $16.79
(20% off!)

Ebony and Rosewood Straights - 20% off for Mother's Day!

Lantern Moon Ebony Wood Sox Stix Needles
Lantern Moon Ebony Sox Stix
Was $23.00
Now $18.40
(20% off!)

Save 20% on Rosewood and Ebony Sox Stix.... if you're in need of a new size (or have never used the sox stix before), now is the time.js At 20% off, it's almost like getting a ball of Ella Rae's Classic Wool for free!

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      Jimmy Beans Bucks Are Ready to Use!  
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You've got about 30 days left to use your Spring Jimmy Beans Bucks...! If you earned a reward, your reward is in your account. Just 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 - 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 even 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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