Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Madelinetosh and a Trip to Jimmy Beans

The weather is turning delightful with warm sunny days and the snow has just about disappeared from our neck of the woods  near Lake Tahoe - time for a road trip to Reno to see what's going on at Jimmy Beans Wool!   Three of my friends started out in the Bay Area and stopped at Got Your Goat and Filati's in the Sacramento area.  Then it was on to Truckee to meet up and plan our trip to Reno.  Vera and Cris were wearing a couple of things they had made.  Here's Vera's Color Whirl which got lots of complements wherever we went:


She made this with Prism Symphony and the color is really gorgeous - not sure if these pictures do it justice.   Here's Cris wearing her Must Have Cardigan, a beautiful aran cabled sweater:


Then it was off to Jimmy Beans:

Jimmy Beans has moved to a big new space in Reno and they have a nice shop but their inventory is so extensive, you really need to visit the warehouse in the back to see everything they carry which is where the best of intentions to stick to a few selected purchases go flying out the window:

There was a whole section of Madelinetosh Onesies on sale - these are skeins that are seconds - and it was fun to go though boxes and boxes of these yarns and plan a project using them.  I decided on Stephen West's Spectra and here's the Madelinetosh Merino Light I chose:


A few more pictures of our haul.  Most of these skeins were Madelinetosh but they also carry an extensive selection of Lorna's Laces:

More Lorna's Laces:

Here's some Madelinetosh yarn chosen for a Catkin project:


It was a great day and we will be spending the summer working through all these planned Madelinetosh projects.  Can't wait to see pictures on Ravelry!



  1. Oooo!! ROAD-TRIP!! :-D

    Great HAUL! BTW, what is the price-range for that stuff - if you don't mind my asking?

    Oh, and I love Vera's vest! That "circular"-folding shape is getting trendy. Great colours too!

    1. Tosh onesies are $15.72 because they are seconds. The regular Tosh Vintage and Light is $19.20 a skein.

  2. So much MadTosh! It really is the prettiest yarn ever!