Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Rhinebeck and Beyond!

The BBR Booth at Rhinebeck
Are you having a hard time keeping up with us this month? October is shaping up to be our busiest month yet! We just spent a fantastic weekend at the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY, and our next stop will be the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) in Fletcher, NC this coming weekend (October 25-27)!

We'll be closing out our 2013 Fiber Festival circuit at the Interweave Knitting Lab in San Mateo, CA October 31-November 3, for those of you located on the west coast. We hope to see you there, but if you can't make it, we'll let you know when our 2014 Calendar is live on our site!

In addition to traveling near and far, Carl Koop and Marly Bird were also recent guests on the Sweater Knitting Show, which is a daily live event happening each weekday throughout the month of October during the 30 Day Sweater Challenge. Click here to view an archived copy of Episode 15!

If you still haven't had enough BBR in your life, you can check out the featured article from Knitsy Issue 4 - it's a fantastic (and free!) eMag available here in the itunes store. Not only will you get an inside look at the ranch, there is also a fabulous sock design (using our yarn, of course!) excerpted from The Art of Seamless Knitting, a fantastic new book by Faina Goberstein and Simona Merchant-Dest.

One of our beloved new patterns for Seraphim yarn, the Angelica Vest by Marly Bird, is currently available courtesy of our friends at AllFreeKnitting.com in a free eBook celebrating the Best of the Stitches Midwest Fashion show - click here to download your copy!

We are also excited to share the reveal for this month's KnitCrate exclusive which featured our yarn and a new pattern by Marly Bird. If you missed signing up for this month's KnitCrate, click here to find out how you can enter to win your very own package over on the KnitCrate Facebook fan page!

Friday, October 11, 2013

I Love Yarn Day

Happy I Love Yarn Day! The Craft Yarn Council has decreed October 11 as the official day to share your love of yarn with the world.

We know that a lot of our fans love yarn 365 days per year, but today is a great opportunity to spend a little time sharing your love with the world - click here for some creative suggestions on the I Love Yarn Day website!

We'd also love to have our fans take a few moments to share their feedback about our own yarns and patterns through our new website - have you had a chance to explore the new "write a review" function that launched with our new site earlier this year?

We're looking for constructive and informative reviews that will help customers like you select the correct yarn or pattern for their next project. We'd love to hear your thoughts on BBR products you have personally experienced!

Click here to view our online store - simply look for the blue "write a review" button on each product page to get started! Please note, all reviews are moderated and there may be a small delay in your review appearing on the site once it's written.

One more important detail: because of how our system is configured, customers will only be able to write reviews for products they have purchased through our site. We know that many of you have purchased yarn, kits and patterns from us at the many events we attend, so we would like to invite you to share your comments here on this blog post as well. We may use these comments in newsletters and upcoming blog posts.

In honor of I Love Yarn Day, we'll be randomly selecting one review written between now and next Friday, October 25 to win a mystery yarny prize! The winner will be notified via e-mail and we'll also make an announcement on our social media channels. 

There are two ways to be eligible:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post with your brief product review - be sure to state the exact name of the product and also let us know how to contact you in case you win (Ravelry ID or email address works just fine!).
2. Write a review on our website per the instructions above.

Good luck and happy I Love Yarn Day!

Edited to update the end date of the contest.