Friday, September 29, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Mindy's Journey

In August 2016, our beloved JBW employee and "mother hen," Mindy, was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing surgery and treatments, she has successfully entered remission and won her battle against cancer. We are so grateful to have Mindy with us, as she is truly the glue that holds Jimmy Beans together.

Watch Mindy's Journey

Reflecting on her experience, Mindy has expressed so much gratitude for the breast cancer organizations that assisted her during her diagnosis and treatments. She is especially grateful for for providing her with an abundance of information and resources after her diagnosis, along with a local breast cancer organization called Moms On The Run that provided her with comfortable clothing and support while she was going through treatments.  

We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and this October we have decided to pay it forward and join the the millions of women (and men!) in the U.S. who have fought or are still fighting this vicious disease. We've teamed up with Lorna's Laces to create our new Mindy's Hat Kits for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Mindy's Hat Kit includes one skein of Lorna's Laces Cloudgate in our October limited edition colorway, "Ta-Tas," along with two interchangeable fur pom-poms that can snap on and off of the finished hat. The kit also features a beautiful cabled hat pattern, designed by Jenny Nelson. For every Mindy's Hat kit sold throughout the month of October, we will be donating $5 to the breast cancer organizations that helped our sweet Mindy during her battle. 50% of the donations will be given to the national, and the other 50% will be given to our own Reno-based Moms On The Run organization. 

Breast cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers found in women throughout the U.S. and around the world. Together, we can give back to the wonderful organizations that provide so much for the women fighting their own battle against breast cancer. 

This October, we knit for Mindy, our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and friends. Who do you knit for?

"Mama Mindy"


Jimmy & the Beans

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Whole New Meaning to NEWSletter

When you look at our current web page, you might be thinking, “Are they all riding dinosaurs to work over there at Jimmy Beans?” Although that sounds like a great time, rest assured we have been working on remodeling Jimmy Beans’ website for quite some time now! We listened to you. We heard you. And per request, we are working hard to make your experience with Jimmy Beans that much more enjoyable and we thank you for your patience!

(You may have seen our new logo floating around, but we wanted to officially introduce you!)

You will get to see a sneak peek at Jimmy Beans’ new look in Friday’s newsletter! Although we still have some freshening up to do, we are really excited to show you our hard work thus far. If you’re already signed up for our newsletter, be on the lookout in your inbox for a preview to our new look! If you aren’t, we’d love to welcome you to our family for the latest and greatest in yarn, notions, projects, and news!

You can sign up for our newsletters here.

Speaking of new family members....

We’d like to introduce you to our newest family member, Princess Leia! Long story short, Dodger needed a new friend... and two is always better than one!

Monday, September 11, 2017

All Needles on Deck for Hurricane Harvey!

Among the thousands of people who lost their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey are children whose lives have been disrupted by the devastation.

Laura has been thinking a lot about her own adolescence in Houston, and how the knitting community came together earlier this year to provide much-needed support during our own flood scare. Join Jimmy Beans in giving back and knitting hope for these kiddos!

For every Royal Petite Knit Kit sold, Jimmy Beans will donate $10 to our friends at The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP). The founder of the program has pledged that 100% of the donations will go directly to the kids, some of whom have been affected not once, but twice (think Hurricane Katrina) by the havoc wrought by these natural disasters.

Knit your Royal Petite animal, then, if desired, add a personalized message of encouragement & send it back to us by October 31st. We will take care of mailing all of the animals to KIPP Houston Public Schools. KIPP will then pair your project with a student who has been directly affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Our goal? Raise $8,000 for KIPP, deliver joy (and stuffed animals) to 800 kiddos, and show the world the power of a knitting needle! ♥

What is KIPP?
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP has a 22-year track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. There are 28 KIPP schools in Houston serving approximately 14,500 students from low-income families.

For more information on KIPP, or to donate directly, please visit their site at

Jimmy & the Beans