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Holiday 2014 Newsletter

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      The Fit for a Feast Collection 2014!  
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The Full Feast - all the goodies!

We're not biased or anything, but many of us think Thanksgiving is the best holiday: enjoying a fabulous feast with family and friends, but without the stress of buying gifts! And don't forget the football games and parades.

Here at Jimmy Beans, we've been busy building a new Thanksgiving tradition all of you fiber lovers will look forward to year after year: the Fit for a Feast collection! Due to popular demand, we're bringing back Operation Turkey Trot from 2012, and have asked some of our favorite hand-dyers to come up with stunning, sweet-and-savory colors in yummy yarns, and the recipes to go along with them.

Your favorites are back in this version 2.0, along with some new luscious lovelies we can't wait to tell you about! Each color is only available in limited quantities -don't count on there being any leftovers! As before, each purchase from the collection will come with a link to a PDF download recipe booklet for the dyers' favorite Thanksgiving dishes. We've taste-tested them all (it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it) and the JBW team gives them the belly-pat of approval!

Depending on your appetite, we've got several options for putting your own feast together. You can purchase items a la carte, or in the following To-Go options:
To-Go Box - Full Feast
To-Go Box - Full Feast
The Full Feast: you must be hungry! One of everything in the collection - and you don't even have to share!
Scrumptious Sides
Scrumptious Sides
Scrumptious Sides: you know your favorites and keep going back for more. One skein each of Malabrigo Worsted Merino in Blue Mashed Potatoes, Vice Paradigm in Green Bean Casserole, and Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag in Relish Tray.
The Good Stuff
The Good Stuff
The Good Stuff: the main event - now you just need gravy! One skein each of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Wild Turkey, Tosh Merino Light in Stuffing, and Koigu KPPPM in Pickled Pumpkin.
Sweet and Saucy
Sweet and Saucy
Sweet and Saucy: you head straight for the dessert table! One skein each of Dream in Color Smooshy in Fruit Salad, Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Pumpkin Spice Pie, and Freia Fibers Sport in Gunilla's Glögg.
A Bite of Everything
A Bite of Everything
A Bite of Everything: 15 or 20 yard samples of each dish in the feast, along with a pattern for a Foliage Garland to try them all out!

And as an extra-special treat, we have a small quantity of our limited edition Sweet Potato Cowl To-Go kits featuring 2 skeins of luminous Vivacious DK in the gorgeous color Copper Tones, and one skein of Malabrigo Rueca in a bright contrasting color!

Each takeout box includes the yarn, plus a Ravelry download code for the Sweet Potato Cowl, a gorgeous convertible cowl that unbuttons into a long scarf that can be wrapped multiple times for extra warmth. What could be better on those crisp fall days?
The Sweet Potato Cowl
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      Thanksgiving Dinner - A Guide to your "Meal"  
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Brined Turkey
Thanksgiving dinner doesn't typically include soup, but it is all about decadence, and Jade Sapphire's sultry, creamy Cashmere Silk 2ply in Cream of Mushroom Soup certainly fits that bill! This luscious laceweight silk and cashmere blend just floats off the needles, and the mix of creamy neutrals is worth spooning into your stash. Now that we've piqued your appetite, how about some Wild Turkey? Many people spend all year dreaming of that first bite of delicious bird, but we're sinking our teeth into Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted for our main dish - it's a beautiful blend of colors that evokes the plumage of America's favorite bird.

Turkey isn't complete without its partner, Stuffing, and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light has us covered on that front. Add a dollop of Cranberry Relish in the form of Artyarns Beaded Silk Light, and you've got one delicious bite!

Now, there are some among us who could care less for the meat - they live for the side dishes! And what side dishes they are: Blue Mashed Potatoes from Malabrigo, to start! Before you balk, let us explain: blue potatoes are an ancient strain indigenous to South America, first cultivated over a thousand years ago in the Andes and naturally blue in color due to a high level of healthy anthocyanins. Malabrigo has whipped this colorful tuber into a fluffy pile of woolly goodness in their Worsted Merino base - yum! Pair it with some KPPPM in Pickled Pumpkin from Koigu, a traditional Estonian recipe handed down to Taiu from her mother, Maia.
Pickled Pumpkin
There are two variations for this one, so pick your favorite, or try one of each!! And don't forget the classic Green Bean Casserole; whether you use soup from a can or make it from scratch, this is on everybody's table - and we're glad Vice Yarns Paradigm is on ours! Make sure you're around when they pass the Relish Tray - you wouldn't want to miss out on a bite of Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag, now would you? You can fit some on your plate no matter how full it is!
Fruit Salad
We hope you saved room for dessert! You'll be sad if you didn't - like all the best dessert tables, we've got two pies! Of course there's the classic Pumpkin Spice Pie in Tough Love Sock, a recipe that Felicia from Sweet Georgia makes year after year - her family never asks for anything else! We've also departed from the usual fare with Anzula Squishy in toothsome and tantalizing Triple Berry Pie; this amazing yarn is anything but typical!

If you're in the mood for something lighter, try the bright and beautiful Fruit Salad Smooshy sock yarn from Dream in Color. Top it off with a glass of Gunilla's Glögg in Freia Fibers Sport.
Just be careful: this traditional Swedish mulled wine is stronger than you think!
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      What to Knit for Your Feast!  
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If you can stand to use all that beautiful yarn you just bought and not hoard it (hey, you can always play it safe and get some for both purposes!), we've got some pattern ideas to get you started! We've organized them by yarn weight to make it easier for you, but remember, if you like a pattern in a heavier weight but want to use a lightweight yarn, you can always double up to get gauge!

Laceweight Jade Cashmere Silk 2-ply is a gorgeous choice for shawls - believe us, you'll want this soft cloud of cashmere right next to your skin! Try the Churchmouse Fir Cone Lace Scarf - or if crochet is your craft, the Poetry in Yarn Autumn Leaves Shawlette would be a great choice. Both projects take just two skeins!
Santa's Knitting Workshop
Fingering weight yarn is the belle of the ball this year (or the Feast, as it were!) - it's such a great multipurpose yarn, you can choose any type of project! The Autumn Gold cap by Faye Perriam would look gorgeous in the muted oranges of Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Pumpkin Spice Pie or KPPPM Pickled Pumpkin. It would take just one skein of Tough Love Sock or 3 skeins of KPPPM (you could even get away with 2 skeins if you made the cap a little less slouchy!).

The bright, multicolored, hand-painted colors of Anzula Squishy in Triple Berry Pie, Dream in Color Smooshy in Fruit Salad, or Vice Paradigm in Green Bean Casserole would be on dazzling display in the Cream and Sugar Cowl by Never Not Knitting - and it would take just one skein of any of the three yarns!
Or how about a classic Ysolda Teague Ishbel shawlette in soft and cushy Tosh Merino Light? Only one skein of Stuffing is required to make this delicious neckwarmer! For more ideas, take a look at what's trending on Ravelry in the fingering-weight category. Did somebody say Hitofude?
We've got plenty of gorgeous options in the sport/DK weight category, too. Just take a look at the Sweetheart Cardigan by Grace Akhrem! Get started with just 5 skeins of Freia Fibers Sport in Gunilla's Glögg.

We'd love to see Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag in Relish Tray become a colorful and snuggly accessory - this squishy, lustrous single-ply would make lovely Welted Fingerless Gloves from Churchmouse Classics! It uses just 100 yards, so you can make an extra set for a friend!
The Artyarns Beaded Silk Light in Cranberry Relish is perfect for a small shawl to adorn the shoulders on a chilly evening, like the Cedar Leaf Shawlette from Never Not Knitting.
Worsted weight yarns make for quick projects, which is just one reason we love them! Choose a small project like the crocheted One Loop Shy Bandanity Cowl and it will be off your hook and on your neck in no time - the smaller version takes just one skein of either Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Wild Turkey or Malabrigo Worsted Merino Blue Mashed Potatoes!

The Shepherd Worsted is great for garments, too - we've made many a sweater out of this durable and beautiful yarn. Just one skein would make a tiny and adorable Knitbot Yoked Cardigan for a lucky newborn! Or if you'd like to try a felted project, use the Malabrigo Worsted Merino for a one-of-a-kind Nomad Bag by Noni Designs! The medium size takes five skeins.
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      That's not all, folks!  
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Yarnmas Carolers

On the first day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...wait, we can't tell you yet, it's a surprise! But if you know the classic Christmas song, "The 12 Days of Christmas", you know we've got something special in store... 12 somethings, to be exact!

Here's a hint: we're not stocking partridges and pear trees at the warehouse this year, which means it must be something woolly and wonderful! Stay tuned for more details -we won't make you wait too long!
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