Flat Maddy Friday!

One of our long-time customers recently e-mailed us the sweetest little picture of her new friend "Flat Maddy".  Flat Maddy is a self-portrait drawing of actual girl Maddy who is participating in a school project based on the childrens book "Flat Stanley" by Jeff Brown.  The Flat Stanley Project is used in many schools to teach reading and writing but also to get kids excited about those subjects.  We think this is awesome and wish Girl Maddy and Flat Maddy the very best in their adventures! Thanks Jenn for sharing her with us!  Flat Maddy has now officially visited and played in the yarn at Jimmy Beans Wool! :)

For those of you out there who might be new to knitting or crocheting like "Flat Maddy" and would like to learn, here are a few of our how-to videos so that you can get started! To learn, all you need is some worsted weight yarn, either knitting needles or a crochet hook, and a positive mindset!

Knitting- How to Cast On Stitches:

For how to Knit after you've cast on, view our English Style and Continental Style videos at the provided links. Pick the way that is easiest to you!

How to Crochet:

Happy knitting and crocheting and we hope you all have a great weekend!!

-Kristen & the Jimmy Beans Wool Team

P.S. Have you heard about the Stitch Red Campaign for Heart Disease Awareness? Check it out at www.stitchred.com!

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The Flat Stanley Project


  1. Flat Maddy would be MY Maddy. :) Thanks to Jenn and Jimmy Beans for featuring both Maddy's on the Friday blog. I know Maddy girl will be so excited to see this when she gets home from school. Liz in Virginia!! :)

  2. This is Jenn!

    Awesome…thank you so much! You’ve made a great little girl and her family very happy!

    By the way, the yarn is Lamb’s Pride Bulky in RPM Pink. I’m going to knit (for lit’ ol’ me) the “Weekday Sweater” from Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits: 20 New Classics book.

    Flat Maddy approves…!!

  3. Neat! You gals are SO welcome! We are happy to help out a fellow knitter and potential future knitter! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I emailed this link to the teacher and she showed Maddy's class. Their response was "OH THAT'S SO COOL!!!" Thanks again everyone!! Have a great weekend!!