With so many wonderful yarn shops available your choices are endless. Jimmy Beans is a great yarn source along with kits, knitting needles and bags. Best of all they care about their community and making a difference.
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Who is Jimmy?
Jimmy is actually Laura. Laura, and her husband Doug, started Jimmy Beans in May 2002.
The nickname ‘Jimmy’ came from a song by a singer named Todd Snider called ‘Doublewide Blues’. In the song, he talks about this neighbor Jimmy that’s so cool because he’s got a blue plastic pool on the deck in front of his house. We started saying ‘cool like Jimmy’ and that turned into her current nickname!
While trying to figure out a name for the store, her nickname came up and we added the ‘Beans’ since we originally had a coffee shop as well. Since then, the yarn has overrun the store and the coffee is gone, but the name sticks!
Learn about Jimmy Beans:
Laura and her husband, Doug, worked as software engineers during the dot-com era. When they saw the dot-com boom turning to a bust they decided to leave their jobs and start a new adventure.
Jimmy Beans has been named to the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US list four times! They are a booming operation that doesn’t forget to take time to raise awareness for the things that matter most to them. Laura has created successful national campaigns such as Stitch Red, Stitch Mountain and Beans for Brains.
When you put your money behind Jimmy Beans you are supporting so much more than the yarn business itself.
Find Jimmy Beans online in the following locations:
Shop Jimmy Beans:
Jimmy Beans offers so many wonderful products. Take some time to head over to their shop and browse around for your next perfect knit or crochet item.
- Jimmy Beans Yarn
- SmartStix at Jimmy Beans
- Patterns from Jimmy Beans
- Jimmy Beans Kits
- Namaste Project Bag Collection
- Subscription clubs from Jimmy Beans
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