Monday, May 7, 2012

Guest Post with Lindsey Jacobellis for Stitch Mountain!

Recently, Jimmy Beans Wool became a proud sponsor of U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding! As part of that sponsorship, we were also given the opportunity to sponsor an individual athlete! We would love to introduce you to Lindsey Jacobellis! Lindsey is a professional snowboarder and is considered one of the most predominant athletes in her sport. She is a seven-time X Games Champion and Olympic silver medalist. We are so excited to share with you her story behind our partnership! Here is what Lindsey had to say:

Lindsey Jacobellis
"A little something that many of you may not know about me is that I love to knit and crochet. My mom taught me how to do both. She still sometimes wears the first scarf I ever made. I love knitting because it helps me to relax, especially on long plane rides. My passion for knitting led me to work with Jimmy Beans Wool, a leading yarn and fabric retailer, and Red Heart® yarns, one of the most prominent brands in North America. They are my latest sponsors, and I look forward to working with them! Jimmy Beans Wool, with the help of Red Heart® yarns, is also the first-ever official yarn, knitting and crochet supplier to U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing!

Both companies are helping me expand the presence of my Hats 4 Hounds charity by working with me to design a new hat pattern each year for the next four years with a Red Heart yarn. The pattern will be sold exclusively at Jimmy Beans Wool and part of the proceeds will go to the ASPCA.  I’ve been working with the ASPCA for several years now, and I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to support animals that are in need of homes.

Jimmy Beans Wool and Red Heart® yarns also created Stitch Mountain, a marketing and promotional campaign that encourages people to be creative on and off the slopes. Stitch Mountain will be a great place for people to learn more about knitting and all the cool products one can make. Check out some of the fun and cool Stitch Mountain patterns here. Everyone at Red Heart did an awesome job putting this together.


Knitting is great therapy!
I’m looking forward to putting some great things together with Jimmy Beans Wool, and will be talking to you soon!"

We'd like to thank Lindsey for all of her hard work and welcome her to the Jimmy Beans Wool family! 

Thanks so much for reading everyone and I hope you all have a great week!

Piet


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