A Few Of My New Favorite Things: Part II

I know I used this blog title last week, but it was just so catchy! We get so many new products each week it can be tough trying keep up with everything going on in the fiber arts industry. To keep you in the loop I'll be highlighting the latest incoming yarns, patterns, notions and more every week!

Firstly, we are now carrying 148 colors of Madelinetosh's Tosh Merino Light! This classic, squishy soft 100% superwash merino wool can be used for anything from socks to sweaters. A single ply sock yarn, Tosh Merino Light comes with a generous 440 yards per 100 gram hank -just one skein is plenty for a pair of ultra cozy socks! Like all Tosh yarns, Merino Light is hand dyed in small batches  and boasts a nearly infinite palette of rich, classic and unique colorways. My favorite changes on a daily basis -today is Bungalow!

Liwen, an artisan dyed yarn from Araucania, is another recent addition to our stock. Unbeatabley soft with a unique thick-thin texture, Liwen is a bulky superfine alpaca and wool blend. The gorgeous colorways and sumptuous hand make this yarn a great choice for one-of-a-kind hats, cardis and scarves... actually any project as long as it has constant contact with your skin!

One of our latest, greatest and favorite-est knitting/crocheting accessories has a name that says it all: the Handi Tool! This handy dandy notion from Susan Bates is a combination knitting needle on one end and crochet hook on the other. The Handi Tool is perfect for picking up dropped stitches, adding fringe, fixing mistakes, and anything else you can think to use it for... self defense, roasting marshmallows, toothpick, just to name a few possibilities :) It also makes a great stocking stuffer for the fiber artist who already has everything!

Speaking of stocking stuffers, I am sure you are well aware that the season for holiday parties is fast approaching and sweater weather has arrived. But you know what that means: the Vogue Knitting Holiday issue is here too! Full of elegant, dressy knits perfect for wintry get-togethers and holiday celebrations, along with cozy pullovers and wraps for cuddling in front of the fireplace. This Holiday Vogue has plenty of classy and fashion-forward knits ranging from casual to timeless to glamorous. 

Of course we couldn't help but fall in love with a few... well maybe a dozen... or two of these stunning designs. One of my absolute favorites has to be the Welted Pullover, a comfy yet stylish sweater knit from one of my favorite Cascade yarns: Baby Alpaca Chunky (soooo incredibly soft)! The pullover itself is a unique design featuring clever details such as a varying widths in the welts and an elegant lace detail at the back of the neck, great for weekend wear, walks along the beach or an afternoon running errands. If you'd like to take a virtual peak at all of these fabulous project, just click here!

Happy knitting and crocheting!

Also new to the website, and another reason Jimmy Beans is one of your favorite things! We now have real time inventory posted for all items we carry (not just the sale) along with lead times for out of stock items. Of course you can still order out of stock items and we will continue to send emails letting you know when you can expect your order to ship!

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  1. I love the welted pullover let's do a KAL??

  2. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw all those colors of the Tosh Merino Light!

    So I picked Cherry, Logwood, and deep dark Fathom.

  3. I know what you mean Mary... there are just so many! Kudos to you for being able to pick some colors (excellent choices by the way), I am still trying to narrow down my wish list to a respectable number :)