Thursday, August 15, 2013

On the Road with Bijou Basin Ranch

Throughout the year, we travel near and far to bring you the best luxury yarns (click here to view our events calendar for 2013)!

Last weekend found us returning to Schaumburg, IL for yet another fantastic Stitches Midwest. Here's a fun fact: our booth number just happened to be the same most notable area code for Chicago, 312!  

Our Stitches Midwest booth just before the Marketplace opened.
There was a sneak peek of a soon-to-be-published sweater by Marly Bird knit in our yarn at the Stitches Midwest Fashion show!

Coming Soon: The Elise Sweater by Marly Bird.
Photo Courtesy of Knitting Universe.

Once the Marketplace closes and the booth is all packed up, it's time honor our yearly tradition - heading to Portillo's for dinner!

Another fun fact: Portillo's is also designer Cookie A's favorite Chicago spot!
While we're on the road, we're giving away some great prizes on the free Bijou Basin Ranch app. Look for our posts on the Fan Wall: it could be a question, a photo, or even something silly (don't worry, you'll know it when you see it!). The first app user to respond by posting the correct response will be the winner for our next random prize drawing - yarn, kits and BBR gift certificates are all up for grabs!

Click here to download our free app and join in the fun!

We'll be heading to Allegan, MI for the Michigan Fiber Festival this weekend (August 17-18). You can print and redeem the coupons below to save on your show yarn purchase (or access them via our free app). You'll find us in Booth #22 in Building 2 - see you there!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

"I Love This Yarn" Photo Contest!

Welcome to the brand-new Bijou Basin Ranch blog! Each month, we'll be sharing inspiration for knitters and crocheters along with sneak peeks behind the scenes - photo shoots, fiber events, adorable yaks....and contests, too!

We are lucky to have some of the most talented knitters and crocheters counted amongst our fans. This month, we are kicking off a new contest to let your skills shine! Grab your camera and your best knit or crochet project made with Bijou Spun yarns for your chance to win some great prizes:

1st Place: $300 BBR Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $175 BBR Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $50 BBR Gift Certificate

The top 10 entries will also receive a FREE Bijou Basin Ranch T-Shirt!

Click here to find out how to submit your entry; you can read full contest rules here on our website!