Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017: One For The Books


With only a few days left of 2017, we are taking a moment to step back, reflect and get ready for the new year (we have some really exciting stuff coming up, by the way!)

Here are our highlights of 2017: the good, the bad, and the yarny :)

The Great Flood

 


Normally, people "go out with a bang", but at Jimmy Beans we do things a little differently and decided to START our 2017 year with a bang! Life has a funny way of challenging us and one of our biggest challenges this year was when Reno weather decided to be...well, Reno weather and flood our warehouse. Our staff worked tirelessly to #savetheyarn and you all waited patitently for us to get back on our feet. We are forever grateful for you and our Jimmy Beans Family!



 

 Jimmy's Journey to Fifteen





Man, we're gettin' old...We celebrated our fifteen year anniversary this year with Jimmy's Journey to 15! In this first season of Jimmy's Journey, Jimmy tells us the story of each year of Jimmy Beans up until this year. It's like a photo album, but better!

 

 

 

 

Semi-precious Tosh Kickoff

 



This year, we also kicked off our Semi-Precious Tosh Blanket and Shawl subscription KAL. Our yarn clubs for 2018 have gotten a bit of a makeover so be sure to check them out!


 




 

Grand Re-opening of Our Retail Shop 

 




There is always a silver lining! Because we had to relocate due to the flood, we also got the chance to spice up our new retail space at our new location! Shannon, our General Manager, was able to turn the shop into an art piece itself. It should probably be on display at the Louvre!

Police Box MKAL

 


With the new season of Dr. Who, we kindof had to...We teamed up with Lorna's Laces and paid tribute to the famous TARDIS with bold blues and grays befitting any traveler of space and time. Although this MKAL is over, you can still checkout the pattern!









Shark Bite II KAL

 



Duh-nuh...duh-nuh...duh-nuh-duh-nuh...DUH-NUH-DUH-NUH! We were lucky to team up with Lorna's Laces and Lara Smoot to bring you a Shark Week KAL. This is still one of our favorite KAL's!








Voyager KAL

 
 
We just can't get enough of these KAL's! We trekked back to 18th century Scotland! We joined forces with Lorna's Laces to bring you Lorna's Limited Edition color - "Voyager." This
colorway incorporates an array of grassy greens with speckles of soft purple, reminding us of the vast Scottish Highlands sprinkled with pretty wildflowers!






#iknitforharvey

 


When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, we knew we had to do something. With the help of you and Blue Sky Fibers, we were able to raise over $7,500 to help students of The Knowledge Is Power Program who were directly affected by the hurricane. At the beginning of November, Laura made a trip to Houston to deliver the stuffed animals knitted by you in order to give these kiddos some hope! We cannot thank you enough.




Jimmy's Journey: Passport to India





In November we brought you Season 2 of Jimmy's Journey! Our trip to India was amazing. You knitted along with us as we traveled with Amy Small of Knit Collage and Knitter's Pride to bring you the stories of the individuals that make the products we carry. We even brought back some souvenirs!





Craftvent 2017

 



The freshest memory from our highlight reel is, of course, Craftvent! Afterall, it ended only 4 days ago! Maybe you're still even knitting along! In any case, we had so much fun with this MKAL this year and loved that you all enjoyed it as well. We love going through your comments and seeing your progress and finished projects so keep them coming! 







As you can see, 2017 was definitely one for the books! And like always, we wouldn't have been able to accomplish any of this if it weren't for you! Thank you all so much for your support this year...We can't wait to see what yarny goodness 2018 brings us! We hope you enjoy this holiday season and ring in the new year with lots of happiness, love, and of course...yarn!

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