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Imagine my surprise when I walked into Jimmy Beans Wool yesterday and found their huge warehouse almost empty.
I’ve mentioned before how dangerous it is to live so close to one of the country’s larges yarn stores and now you can see why. Imagine this building filled with yarn.
In my last post about a spiraling crochet chain, I shared a picture of the massive amounts of snow that fell in Tahoe last week. The same storms brought terrible flooding to Reno and apparently they had to pack up to prepare.
Since they are moving to a new warehouse soon anyway, Jimmy Beans is having a HUGE sale on the yarns still in the old location. Books too. It’s a knitters dream so I had to share it will you. Here’s the link.
I borrowed one of the counters to sort through all my options. I ended up buying 46 balls / skeins of yarn. Yikes!
Fortunately, I did not make reducing my stash a New Year’s resolution. With the new collections I am about to announce, I have plans for all of it already.
Picking colors for projects is difficult for me. It’s almost impossible for dark colors to show well in photographs and my personal preferences lead me to blues and greens. So I had a goal when I started to add reds, yellow, oranges and pink. I was pretty successful. These are for some winter projects. I love the rich deep colors of the HiKoo Sueno.
I am looking towards spring knitting too. These are for two summer Ts and a lacy shawl.
I drove to the store after dropping my son off at the Reno airport for his long 2-stop flight back to college in Connecticut. He had landed in Salt Lake City by the time I left.
I started winding yarn cakes and sketching the moment I got home. We’re in for another 4 plus feet of snow starting today so I wanted to be prepared to knit my way through another black out!
Update! The Spud & Chloe yarn above turned into one of our most popular projects. I loved it so much I did another with the same yarn in pink and gray. You can read about the Granite Lake Shawl here.