Happy Friday! I hope all of you out there are staying warm and toasty this week! It's starting to feel a little bit more like winter, here in the high desert, with chilly winds blowing and a bit of snow falling this past week. I'm sure it's nothing compared to the huge storms that have recently been hitting the Midwest and East Coast...but it's chilly nonetheless!
Lately, we've been hard at work preparing for Stitches West which is this upcoming weekend (starting today, actually)! For this year at Stitches, we will be sponsored by Coats and Clark, one of our biggest yarn manufacturers. We will be carrying and showing off their beautiful yarns, some of which I'm sure you've heard of-from Rowan and Regia to Nashua and Red Heart (like Stitch Nation). If you are planning on being at Stitches this weekend, be sure to visit our booths to see what's been new and exciting here in the shop - booths' #1017, #1019, and #1021! Also, for the first time ever at Stitches, we will be offering an entire Wool Watcher sale section, as well as giving away a free WW tote or t-shirt with every $100 purchase. Come on by and and say hello! We'd love to meet you!
In other news, we've been hard at work these past few months making some great changes to our retail shop! For those of you who have only shopped online with us, we do have a retail store right here in Reno, NV (which is also where all of your yarn goodies ship from, as well). Although our retail shop can only hold about 1/5th of our entire inventory, we try our best to hand-pick a nice variety of yarns and colors to put on display for our local customers. We thought some of you might like to see what our lovely shop looks like post-reorganizing...
I give you--Jimmy Beans Wool-the Biggest Little Yarn Shop in the Biggest Little City!
(As you probably know, that's not really our slogan...I just thought it sounded fun since Reno is "the Biggest Little City in the World")!
Anyway, on with the shop! Here is our new Blue Sky Alpacas display... so lovely!:
The Madelinetosh section- it calls to me:
These are only a few of the changes we've made! We also re-organized the books, added a superwash and baby yarns section, re-vamped the sock yarns, and included a full wall of Misti Alpacas yarn! Of course, we kept the classics and all-time favorites around (how could we not?), such as Rowan, Lorna's Laces, Crystal Palace, and all of the needles and notions that you could possibly handle!
Whew! It was a lot of work to "refurbish" everything but it looks great! Hopefully, all of our local customers are enjoying the changes, as well. To all of you non-locals out there, you're more than welcome to come and see the shop for yourself!
Happy knitting everyone and have a great weekend!