Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful for...Artyarns giveaways!

As Thanksgiving's epic post-feast glaze settles over us, we couldn't help but take a moment to reflect on how fortunate we've been over the last year. Here at Jimmy Beans Wool, the Beans have lots to share!

"I am very thankful not to have a stuffy nose so far this holiday season. More importantly, I am thankful for my ridiculously awesome family, the amazing workplace I get to go to every day, and my spectacularly fantastical co-workers who also happen to be some of my bestest friends. I am also thankful for ruffle yarn.... but that is least important." - Leanne

"I’m thankful that my 2 year old has transitioned from screaming all of the time to talking and singing all of the time!!! (and that he is potty trained. It makes all of us much, much happier!)"- Laura

"I'm thankful beyond words for all the wonderful people I have in my life this year! Especially all the super fantastic people I work with, the new friends I've made this year, my family including the grandbaby soon to be and the awesome man in my life. There are no words to express how I feel, as I tried to find some I found only tears of gratitude."-Terry

Shawl for All Seasons Kit
"I am thankful for my family's good health which is most important of all. I am also grateful to my supportive husband and best friend, Elliot, and my 2 wonderful boys, actually men now, who I love and treasure more than anything else in this world.

I am also thankful for the opportunity to work at something I am super-passionate about. On a daily basis I try to spread the word how using luxury yarn such as Artyarns in hand knitting produces optimal results. My goal is to inspire knitters of all levels to try their hand at the craft and not to give up, and I believe if they use beautiful yarn that has lovely hand and drape, they will be encouraged to continue. And their friends will follow in their footsteps....and the cycle will continue.

I am thankful to Laura, Bethany, and the rest of the staff at Jimmy Beans for their incredible support of our brand, and the way they share our passion in making our yarns available to knitters around the world." - Iris, Artyarns

And we couldn't be more grateful to Iris for creating such fantastic yarn! To celebrate the holiday, we are giving away on of her precious Shawl for All Seasons kits in one of the new colors, either Red Carpet or Purple Velvet! Each kit includes a large skein of Silk Rhapsody Glitter Light and 4 small skeins of the Beaded Silk & Sequins Light, and calls for size US 9 needles for the knit pattern, or US I for the crochet version. It includes directions for both crochet and knit versions.

For a chance to win this kit, please leave a comment here telling us what you are thankful for this year by Tuesday, November 29th at 6pm PST. (Only one per person please!) We will announce the winner on Wednesday November 30th.

Thank you, as always, for reading our blog and being such an important part of our lives. We Beans have the best job ever and it's all because of you!

Happy Turkey eating!


PS- What am I thankful for this year? I'm thankful for my wonderful husband (just married in August) and for our new bundle of joy that will be here this spring!

PPS- I'm also thankful to be a part of the Beans for Brains 2012 Scholarship Program! Don't just apply- Donate! JBW and 9 other sponsors will be matching YOUR donations dollar for dollar during the month of November (each sponsor will be matching up to $1,000 each, for a total of $10,000) to the Beans for Brains Scholarship fund. We will be accepting donations here and in our retail store with the targeted goal of raising $10,000 from all of YOU for a total of $20,000 in awards!! Together, we can help Craft a Higher Education! Track your donations on our Beans for Brains Facebook page!!

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