Friday, May 12, 2017

Jimmy's Journey, Day 12 of 15: Just@Jimmy's!



Welcome to Day 12 of Jimmy's Journey to 15!

Have you heard about Jimmy's Journey to 15?! It's our 15th anniversary this year, and we will be sharing the story of JBW, year-by-year, here on our blog! Join us on the journey as we celebrate 15 years in business and highlight 15 partners in the yarn industry! Each day we'll kick off the blog post with a short clip of Jimmy (a.k.a. Laura) recounting one year of our history, while telling the story of a vendor who came along for the ride!


In this video, Jimmy thinks back to 2013 on our growing collection of Just@Jimmy's products, from Cupcakes and Tea Cakes to yarn bouquets and gift baskets! This is also the year she beautifies the retail shop and publishes Crochet Red, the second book in her trio of books raising awareness about Heart Disease.

Jimmy's Stitch Red Books- 50% OFF!

Knit Red, Crochet Red and Sew Red are jam-packed with fabulously red garments and accessories designed and donated by celebrity designers who openly share their personal experiences with Heart Disease and tips on how they stay heart healthy!



 Handmade Project Bag ONESIES - 40% OFF!

While these handmade project bags don't quite live up to our original formula, they're still a slam-dunk in our book! We've got an assortment of color schemes to choose from too! 



Stitch Markers from Spark and Lantern Moon - 40% OFF!

Beautify your knitting needles with these Just@Jimmy's stitch markers:



Chicken Boots Stitch Marker Pouches & Wristlets! - 40% OFF!

Are you a fan of the Zodiac? If so, these Just@Jimmy's notion pouches and wristlets are for you! They also make great birthday gifts!



Still on Tap! Just@Jimmy's Micro-Brewed Yarn - 25% OFF!

As you may have noticed, we love working with independent hand-dye companies to create gorgeous special edition colorways, or Micro-brews, if you will! Lo and behold, we've still got some on tap from 2015 & 2016! Check 'em out below!




Love what you see? Sign up for our Micro-Brewed Yarn Subscription and receive exclusive colors each month!


Can't get enough of Just@Jimmy's? Here are some more fun things to feast your eyes upon:


Just@Jimmy's Yarn Subscriptions!

In addition to our Micro-Brewed Yarn Subscription, we've also got 5 more subscriptions you're sure to enjoy! Take a peak at our Beanie Bags, Big Beanie Bags, Semi-Precious Tosh Subscriptions, and Lorna's LE Club!




Tosh Tea Cakes

Sample some of our favorite Madelinetosh colors - in DK or Tosh Merino Light - while knitting your way to the Modicum Hat or Modicum Mitts, designed by our own Rachel Roden!



Berroco Bento Boxes

If sampling multiple yarns in one go is more up your alley then our Berroco Bento Boxes are for you! Get a feel for 12 different Berroco yarns while knitting up the gorgeous Nami Cowl from Kristen of Marinade Designs.



Jimmy Jumble 
Interchangeable Circular Needle Sets

Yarn isn't all we have to sample; we also have Jimmy Jumbles! These interchangeable sets allow you to try out 4 different Knitter's Pride needle tips.



Year 2013 in Review: The Beginning of Just@Jimmy's!


Jimmy's vision for breathing new life into some of the base products we carry came to fruition in the year 2013. The Cascade Cupcakes were such a big hit we quickly came up with more ways for our customers to sample yarns, the majority of them having some sort of food theme (yum!). We created (and eventually retired) Pure Wool Worsted Pickle Jars, Blue Sky Alpacas Valentine's Day Heart Samplers, Vice Yarns Wine Flight Samplers, Thanksgiving-themed Fit for a Feast, and more! Finally, we would eventually hit the sweet spot with Tosh Tea Cakes and Berroco Bento Boxes (Jimmy's favorite!), leading to the necessary creation of a production department with electronic winders to keep up with the demand! These samplers are still going strong, but like most of our samplers, have run their course and won't be around for much longer (so grab 'em before they're gone!).

In addition to our popular yarn samplers, we also began selling yarn bouquets that cleverly feature coordinating yarns perched on straight needle "stems" in a glass vase. Jimmy says she gleamed inspiration for these from her good friend Kirsten Muench. "She had made this cute bouquet with yarn and I immediately recognized its potential as a new and exciting gift item that could showcase some of our more popular or limited edition yarns." 

Thank you for joining us on Day 12 of Jimmy's Journey to 15! Be sure to join us again tomorrow for Day 13, where we'll highlight our 13th year in business along with a vendor that joined us along the way! And be sure to check out our Ravelry discussion thread and chime in with any comments you may have as we reminisce together about the last 15 years! You can also spread the word on social media using the hashtag #jimmysjourney15.


XOXO,

Jimmy & The Beans




1 comment:

  1. Argh!! Why did I not think of the yarn bouquet for mother's day, wish I had seen this sooner! Oh well, next year! =)

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