Monday, May 8, 2017

Jimmy's Journey, Day 8 of 15: Spud & Chloe


Welcome to Day 8 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 reflects on the birth of her son, Huck, in May of 2009, as well as the continued growth and presence of Jimmy Beans Wool in the press. She also discusses the birth of Spud & Chloe, a new yarn brand under Blue Sky Fibers.

Spud & Chloe: Select yarns and colors 20% off!

A cozy, washable yarn line designed with the whole family in mind, Spud & Chloe offers three different yarn bases that are ideal for all project types year-round! The Fine yarn is a superwash wool/silk fingering-weight blend with wonderful drape. The Sweater yarn is a scrumptious superwash wool/cotton worsted-weight blend, perfect for garments. The Outer yarn is a super bulky superwash wool/cotton blend, great for warm and quick knits.

Need some project inspiration for these yarns? We've got you covered!










BONUS! To sweeten the pot, we're including 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: Spud & Chloe all day long!

Keep an eye out on Wool Watcher today if you want to score some sweet deals on various Spud & Chloe products. We will be featuring several yarn bases throughout the day that you don't want to miss out on!

2009: Year Eight in a Nutshell

Huck wearing his own Hoot Hat
2009 was a big year for us at JBW as we continued to spread our name and love for yarn across the country. Jimmy did several interviews for both local and national media sources, and the company began to get more and more recognition in the business world as well. As JBW continued to grow, the Zander family also grew in size this year. Jimmy and Doug welcomed their son Huckleberry (a.k.a. Huck) into the world in May and their lives changed forever. Jimmy and Doug both worked full-time as business owners and parents, and they embraced this new challenge as the most fulfilling and rewarding aspect of their journey together.

2009 was also a year of growth for our good friends over at Blue Sky Fibers. Linda, the founder and owner of BSF, decided that she wanted to create a new line of washable and family-friendly yarn with a different theme than her normal Blue Sky yarns. She launched the Spud & Chloe yarn line, and Jimmy instantly fell in love with its whimsical and unique brand. Spud & Chloe has three yarn bases - Fine, Sweater, and Outer - and Jimmy began carrying all three of these yarns shortly after they were released. Jimmy loved the branding of this new line so much that she reached out to Linda to find out who created all the graphic design work for Spud & Chloe. Jimmy eventually partnered up with the graphic designer, Jamie, to revamp the JBW logo, the website, and even to do all the design work for our big Stitch Mountain campaign a few years later. 

Thank you for joining us on Day 8 of Jimmy's Journey to 15! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for Day 9, where we'll highlight our 9th year in business along with a vendor that joined the journey with us. Also be sure to check out our Ravelry discussion thread and reminisce with us about the last 15 years. You can spread the word on social media using the hashtag #jimmysjourney15!

XOXO,
Jimmy & the Beans


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