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Beanie Bag November 2015

Today’s post is my review of Jimmy Beans Wool Beanie Bag for the month of November. Once again, I have not been paid, nor received my bag for free in exchange for this review. These are my personal thoughts and feelings after having paid for my bag. If you’re interested in getting a Beanie Bag of your own, click here to open a new window to JBW’s site.

November’s bag was very similar to October’s, with the addition of printing on the back of the bag as well.

Same Design, different color.
Same Design, different color.
This month, the back got some printing, too!
This month, the back got some printing, too!

Note that the material is still the same, which I like. The zipper is also the same, which I didn’t. The printing on the back was a cute touch, I felt, and while I’ve not tested it, I’m sure water-soluble ink would allow you to change up what boxes you check off.

Everything in November's bag.
Everything in November’s bag.

November’s bag came with 4 samples, a sample of Soak in their Scentless formula, a pinkish-purple plastic tapestry needle, and the postcard with further info as to what’s inside. I don’t know if I pointed it out with last month’s bag, but each bag comes with a slip of paper telling you which employee wound your samples. I thought that was a nice touch.

The back of November's postcard.
The back of November’s postcard.

This month’s card (as you can see) also touches a bit upon holding different yarn weights double or triple to give you more options when knitting. This is something I enjoy doing as it gives you further options to yarn blends and colors when you use two at once.

Overall, November’s bag was very similar to October’s. I wasn’t particularly wowed by it, but I figured I’d give one more shot. After all, they say third time’s the charm!

Beanie Bag October 2015

This was the first Beanie Bag that JBW did. It came in a zippered pouch approx the size of a pencil pouch. The pouch itself is sewn from a rough cotton. Similar to a tote bag, but much more supple. The zipper is a bit rough to open and close and the teeth on it are rather rough.

The first Beanie Bag
The first Beanie Bag
The Card
The Card

Inside there were 4 samples of yarn. The card inside listed the yarn companies for each of the samples, but no indication of which sample was from which company. Also included on the card was a pattern for a knit cuff or a crochet wristlet.

Here is everything that came in the October bag.
Here is everything that came in the October bag.

In addition to the samples, there was also a small envelope containing 2 stitch markers, 3 mother of pearl buttons, and a small sticker.

Those buttons are as beautiful and delicate as they look.
Those buttons are as beautiful and delicate as they look.

In fairness, while I was not overwhelmed, I did not feel like I was slighted in any way. Honestly my two biggest complaints for this bag were the zipper and the not knowing which sample corresponded to which brand. I figured the first month or so they would be finding their footing and the bags could only go up from here!

As you’ll see in the next few posts, I was right and I’m really glad I stuck with them through the first few bags. Have a great weekend everyone!

Mystery Bags!

I’ve been wracking my brain for MONTHS now for a good post (or series of posts) for you, my faithful readers. First of all, thanks for sticking around. It means the world to me!

SO! While I was doing laundry last night (for some reason, laundry will often lead me to good ideas) I thought about my Jimmy Beans Wool Beanie Bags. So, beginning this week I’ll be reviewing the 5 bags I’ve received so far. After that, this will become a once a month thing!

NOTE: I have purchased these with my own money. Jimmy Beans Wool has not in any way, shape, or form paid for or compensated for my honest reviews.

Now, I’ve been a sucker for a mystery bag my whole life. Give me a price point and the chance of something I like, and most likely I’ll jump at the offer. So when Jimmy Beans announced these bags back in September I figured “What the hell? Why not?”

So, come back tomorrow and I’ll show you my first Beanie Bag as well as my thoughts on the set up as a whole! 🙂