Sunday, May 14, 2017

Jimmy's Journey, Day 14 of 15: Baah

Welcome to Day 14 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 today's video, Jimmy chats about adding 1-Click Checkout and secondary attributes (i.e. yarn softness) to the website, the birth of Beanie Bags, monthly Micro-Brewed yarn, and our sweet, sweet Bean, Sandy.


Baah, baah, black sheep have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir - FOUR bags full!

We are wishing a very Happy Mother's Day to moms of all varieties today! The color experts at Jimmy Beans Wool have curated the perfect Mother's Day self-gift for all of you yarn-loving mamas out there (because, why not?! It's your day, treat yourself)! We have 2 hank & 3 hank gift options - each gift set comes with a pattern download code, the yarn required for the pattern, plus a few extra goodies!

La Jolla is a fantastically soft, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, fingering-weight yarn!
Shasta is an equally delicious, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, worsted-weight yarn!

Each skein is one-of-a-kind - they're onesies! The dye lots are a bit off from the original colorways, but they're still first quality and as squishy-soft as ever! 

*click images for links to gift sets*




BONUS! To sweeten the pot, we'll also include a small free gift in every order placed during our 15 days of Jimmy’s Journey, as a token of our gratitude to all of our amazing customers out there! 

Wool Watcher Alert: Mother's Day Madness!

In the spirit of Mother's Day, we say: treat yourself! If you received a JBW gift certificate from your loved ones, didn't get exactly what you were hoping for from your loved ones, or are just in the mood to treat yourself ("just do it!", as Sandy would tell you), then head over to our Wool Watcher page today for great deals on a variety of products from our Jimmy's Journey to 15 Featured Friends!

Project Log: Oldies, but goodies!

*click images for links to projects*




2015, Year 14 - Dedicated to Sandy Hussey

If you've ever met Sandy, you know that she was an absolute firecracker - a total pistol - who would keep you on your toes and laughing, all at the same time! Self-proclaimed as the "sweet little grammy" of JBW, Sandy was caring, thoughtful, had a great sense of humor, was generous with her wisdom, and always had an ear to listen or shoulder to lean on. She holds the record for longest employed Bean - almost 10 years!

Sandy loved to pull orders - for her tenure at JBW she pulled customer orders, all with a pep in her step and her great Sandy-tude! If you placed an order with us in the early days, it is likely that Sandy was the Bean that carefully selected your items, and delivered them to our packing/shipping team. Without knowing it, you might have a little piece of Sandy with you, too!

Though she is now gone, each Bean still holds a special place for Sandy in our hearts. She touched us all, and left a lasting impression that words can't adequately describe. Sandy was unique that way - it didn't matter who you were, where you came from, or what your story was - Sandy was your friend, through thick and thin.

To our sweet little grammy: We miss you so, and think of you often! We wish you a Happy Mother's Day and hope that you are enjoying yourself, surrounded by men in kilts, wherever you may be!




Thank you for joining us on Day 14 of Jimmy's Journey to 15! Be sure to join us again tomorrow for Day 15, the final day of our journey, where we'll highlight our 15th 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

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