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Jimmy Beans Wool Newsletters

September 2010 Limited Edition Newsletter

Jimmy Beans Wool Newsletters

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       September Limited Edition: Chocolate Mousse!  
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Shepherd Sock

Chocolate Mousse - September'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.

One of our French enthusiasts here at Jimmy Beans, Leanne, is a devoted fan of Chocolate Mousse (or as the French would say, mousse chocolat). She maintains that there is nothing better than skimming small spoonfuls of the decadent dessert and savoring its rich creamy chocolate deliciousness. If her description doesn't have you salivating already, maybe this will seal the deal : September's Limited Edition color from Lorna's Laces, Chocolate Mousse, is a luscious spectrum of browns ranging from of deep and vivid to light and airy.

Though not intentionally inspired by the hit summer flick, "Eat Pray Love" (starring Julia Roberts), we couldn't help notice how well this color fit in with the movie: this color is a tribute to those moments when you just need to "let yourself go". Small indulgences, be they yarn or chocolate mousse, are so necessary in maintaining our sanity and we so often forget to give into temptation every now and again during the hustle and bustle of school starting, summer ending, and the everyday stresses life throws at us. This September make sure to treat yourself to something special!

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      A Deal on Denise  
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Denise Deal
From Now Until Sept 15th: Buy a Set, Get Free Shipping and a Free Denise Crochet Hook

Free Shipping and Free Hook!
Denise Needle Set
Comes with Free Shipping AND a Denise Crochet Hook

School has started, Labor Day is almost here, and Fall is coming faster than I can even believe (snow was falling just 90 days ago - how can summer be over?). Well, the good news (for us anyway) is that knitting season is well under way... some of our Reno customers are already starting to think about their Christmas projects!

If you've got a load of projects queued up for the Fall and need more needles - or have a bunch of traveling that you plan on doing - then these Denise Needle Sets are a terrific purchase. They also make a generous gift, are convenient, perfectly priced, and made in the USA.

This September, we've teamed up with the good folks at Denise and, from now until Sept 15th, are offering Free Shipping and a Free Denise Crochet Hook with every set purchased. Make sure to click on the Denise Needles image to the left to get information about the free shipping offer!

Offer expires Sept 15th, so act now! P.S. We hope you won't forget that $5 from your purchase of the pink Denise kit goes directly and entirely to breast cancer research through the S.D. Ireland fund.

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      New Yarns, Colors, and More  
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What's New?

We've got a few new yarns, colors, and things to update you on... we hope you find the update helpful! And we included lots of Wool Watcher alerts this time :-)

Namaste Small Pouch - Lola Pink
Namaste Small Pouch - Lola Pink
Stylishly cute and indispensably handy, these colorful zippered pouches from Namaste are ideal for keeping your crafting knick knacks conveniently in one location. The Lola pouches come in pink and green and make great gifts for knitters and crocheters - or for anyone who is looking for a simple way to make sure they have everything they need when they need it!

Wool Watcher On Sunday September 5th, we'll be putting 3 pouches up on Wool Watcher. You won't want to miss this deal!
Lantern Moon Tape Measures Accessories - Black Sheep Measuring Tape
Black Sheep Measuring Tape
Do you or someone you know enjoy knitting outside the lines? Well, the limited edition black sheep measuring tapes were created with you in mind! Another charming tape measure from Lantern Moon, this black sheep measures with precision and adds a bit of spunk to the creative process... and it won't be around for long, so grab one for the Black Sheep in your family right away.

Wool Watcher In celebration of the Black Sheep here at JBW (me included!), there will be 4 tape measures on WW on Friday September 3rd. Get your typing (and ordering) fingers ready...because i predict that these will sell out in less than 45 seconds!
Churchmouse Classics Patterns - Annabella's Cowl
Churchmouse - Annabella's Cowl
These patterns from Churchmouse are simple and elegant in design and can all too easily become a staple in your fall and winter wardrobe. Classic berets and unique scarves along with comfy slipper socks and a versatile wrap are just some of the easy to knit projects that make great gifts (though you might just want to make one or two from this collection for yourself)! As soon as these patterns arrived, Sandy went to town and knit up the Beaded Beret using Artyarns Cashmere Sock over the weekend. It turned out absolutely gorgeous (of course!) and is up on the project log - make sure to take a look!

Wool Watcher One of each pattern will be available on Wool Watcher on Saturday Sept 4th.

Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash Yarn
Worsted Merino Superwash
Worsted Merino Superwash from Plymouth is a fabulous yarn. You have the warmth of wool, lots of yardage in one skein and the added benefit of being able to machine wash it! On top of all of those great features, it comes in a wonderful variety of colors!

Wool Watcher Look for a few hanks of this yarn at a great introductory price on Labor Day, Monday September 6th!

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       Upcoming "Add Splash to Your Stash" Events  
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Wool Watcher The Fun Is Just Beginning! Wool Watcher

We've got 2 exciting "Add Splash to Your Stash" events coming up this next week and the savings are sure to make you giggle with delight (hint: we'll have 220 yds of machine washable alpaca for less than $4 per ball. wow.). We hope you're join us on these 2 special days - and that you'll bring lots of friends!

p.s. thanks again to barbara for suggesting the "add splash to your stash" name. we hope you are enjoying the grab bags!

Rowan and Nashua
Rowan and Nashua

Wed, Sept 8th
Join us on Wednesday, Sept 8th as we make room for the new colors and yarns from the perennially classic company, Rowan, and it's American cousin, Nashua. All day, we'll be featuring overstocked colors of existing yarns at discounts from 40-60% off. The quantities aren't huge, so you'll want to keep your computer on the wool watcher page all day long. And for those of you that will be joining us from work that day, please apologize to your boss for us in advance... :-)
Inca Gold
Susan Andrew Collection

Friday, Sept 3rd
Ever hear of the Susan Andrew Yarn Collection? Yeah well neither have I, but i'm telling you that you're going to want to be online for this event. These yarns are stunningly soft, come in rich classic colors and you won't be able to beat the prices. Take a break from packing for your Labor Day weekend and join us on Friday, Sept 3rd for an event you won't want to miss. We only have about 10 balls of each item (yes, one of them is a Baby Alpaca, Silk, and Cashmere blend for less than $4 per 220yd ball), so each color is likely to move very very quickly.
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      Sale Update  
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Newly Added Sale Yarns: Save 30-50%
Louisa Harding Merletto Yarn
Louisa Harding Merletto
Was $8.00
Now $4.50
(43% off!)
Crystal Palace Kid Merino Print Yarn
Crystal Palace Kid Merino
Select Colors
Was $6.20
Now $3.72
(40% off!)
Lantern Moon Silk Gelato Yarn
Lantern Moon Silk Gelato
Was $39.00
Now $27.30
(30% off!)
Mirasol Samp'a Yarn
Mirasol Samp'a
Was $7.00
Now $4.25
(39% off!)
Lantern Moon: 30-70% Off Select Bags and Needles.

P.S. We purchased the rest of the discontinued Dalbergia Needles from Lantern Moon and have them all for 40% off. I know we've said this before, but this really is your last chance to get luxury level straights, circulars and double points at 40% off.

Lantern Moon Fish Messenger Bag Accessories - Pink
Fish Messenger Bag
Was $44.00
Now $13.20
(70% off!)
Lantern Moon Fish Tote Accessories - Yellow
Fish Tote
Was $32.00
Now $9.60
(70% off!)
Lantern Moon Iris Pouch Accessories - Blue
Iris Pouch
Was $32.00
Now $22.40
(30% off!)
Lantern Moon Knotted Fringe Scarf Accessories - Black
Knotted Fringe Scarf
Was $24.00
Now $12.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Dk and Worsted: Save 50%

Each week, we'll be getting new colors of the Green Line DK and Worsted from Lorna's Laces and we'll be selling them at 50% off. If you see a color you like, grab it quickly because once we sell out, we're out! Here are a few of the colors we have in stock this week:

Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Green Line Worsted: Andersonville
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
Green Line Worsted: Butterscotch
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK: Courage
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK: Hermosa
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
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      Beans for Brains Winners: Congrats!  
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Beans for Brains Update: Scholarship Winners

We are extremely honored and proud to congratulate the following five winners of our annual Beans For Brains Scholarship: Chika from Yale, Snowden from the University of Texas (Austin), Ariel from the University of Washington, Roxanne from Loyola University Chicago and Lauren from University of Nevada here in Reno! Based on their academic achievements along with their creative knitting and crocheting genius, these five each received an $800 scholarship towards furthering their education as well as some fun fiber arts goodies. The Beans for Brains Scholarship is the joint effort of Jimmy Beans and Vogue Knitting to provide financial support to those knitters and crocheters continuing their education. We had an overwhelming response this past year and are hoping this year will be even bigger and better! If you or someone you know is interested in using their knitting and/or crocheting savvy to earn some moolah for school, stay tuned... We will have more details available at the end of this month! (and by the way, not only did these girls win scholarships, but a few of them also won 15 minutes of fame as they were the subjects of celebratory news articles.)

Ariel: Univ of Washington
University of Washington
Lauren: University of Nevada
University of Nevada
Roxanne: Loyola
Loyola University Chicago
Snowden: University of Texas
University of Texas
Chika: Yale
Thanks again to our partner sponsor Vogue Knitting!
Vogue Knitting International

P.S. To all of the vendors out there reading, if you're interested in being a part of this program next year, email Laura or Victoria. We'd like to make this scholarship even bigger and better next year!
P.P.S. To all of the students out there reading, make sure to talk about the scholarship on Ravelry and through other forums... the more buzz we can create, the bigger we can make this together!

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      JBW in the News: a Fast Growing Company  
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Inc. 5000: JBW Ranks as 78th Fastest Growing Retail Company in the U.S.

A giddy curiosity has been mounting in the back of our minds the past couple of weeks: August 24th was the release date for Inc. Magazine's famous Inc. 5000 list, a list of the top 5,000 fastest growing private small companies in the country. Last year we were ranked #3253 and have been hoping to do at least as well this year (if not much, much better!). When the Day of Judgment finally rolled around, we were surprised and ecstatic to discover we moved up over 1500 places to #1525!!! Considering there are over 27 million small businesses in the United States, we think it's pretty gosh darn phenomenal!

Perhaps even more exciting though was our ranking as the 78th fastest growing privately owned retail company in the U.S. And on top of that, many companies only make the Inc. 5000 once during their initial growth once their business takes off. To our delight, Jimmy Beans has made the list twice and hopes to, with the help of all of you, make it again next year. Needless to say we haven't been able contain our excitement and want to thank every single person that has given us support over the last few years. To say that "we couldn't have done it without you" is a gross understatement. Thank you.

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       Thanks for Reading and Happy Knitting!  
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      Contact Us (or stop by for a visit)!  
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Jimmy Beans Wool
4850 Joule St. Ste A1
Reno, NV 89502

Toll Free in U.S. and Canada (877)529-5648
Phone (775)827-9276

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