Tuesday, June 24, 2014

#CountdownToOutlander, Knitsy, & our New + Improved App!

We've just returned from the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR, where we had a fantastic time as first-time vendors! Our next event isn't til Stitches Midwest in August, but we have a lot of exciting things planned for our online store and social media channels for next month...hint, hint!

You'll definitely want to sign up for our newsletter or follow us on your preferred social media channel (linked at right) to stay updated on our #CountdownToOutlander promotions which will start July 6!

Recently, we were featured in issue 10 of Knitsy, a digital knitting magazine you can download on your mobile device. In this jam-packed issue, you'll learn more about the yaks at Bijou Basin Ranch in their in-depth feature. Plus, you'll also get a great pattern featuring our yarn in addition to many more project ideas and tutorials.

Click here to check it out!

Finally, we're pleased to announce that the free Bijou Basin Ranch app is getting a makeover. It will be faster, more streamlined and easier to navigate! We are putting the finishing touches on the app, but it should be available in the very near future.
Sneak peek of our new & improved free app!

IOS users will see the old app active for a while but Android users will need to download the new app ASAP to keep it working.

Don't worry, we'll be sure to let you know when the change happens by making an official announcement on our social media channels, and at some point, the existing app will simply stop working on your device and you will be notified that it is no longer available. You'll just need to delete the old app, then download the new version from Google Play or iTunes; the name and logo will be the same as before, so it should be easy for you to find!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June Events with Bijou Basin Ranch!

From our Instagram Feed:
On the way to Estes Park!
Summer is here! We've just returned from the Estes Park Wool Market, and we're looking forward to a busy month filled with yaks, yarn, and exciting events!

Later this month, we'll be headed to the Pacific Northwest for the Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR June 20-22. This is our first time attending this event, and we're really looking forward to it because we've heard such great things about it. Even if you won't be attending this event, you can follow us on instagram to keep tabs on us!

Another exciting event (which is happening the same weekend as the Black Sheep Gathering, in fact!) is the Zombie Knitpocalypse Retreat in Rochester, MN. This event features a Marketplace, Yarn Crawl, Classes, and even a 5K! We have donated coupons for our online store to the goody bags & a Torrey's Peak Vest Kit as a door prize. Many thanks to Megan and Amy for inviting us to be sponsors for this year's retreat! 

We're halfway through our Spring Mystery KAL over in our Ravelry Group; if you are just joining us, you can click here to see some spoiler photos from our participants! There is still plenty of time to catch up to the group; the final clue will be revealed on Wednesday, June 25....and did we mention there will be prizes? Rosi's Mystery KAL pattern is available here on Ravelry; you can also click here for a discount on your purchase of Shangri-La yarn on our website!

Last but not least, we're excited to share a brand-new site called Indie Untangled. It's a great way to stay up-to-date with your favorite yarn dyers, and we will be sharing our own updates via the site as we countdown to the Outlander series premier with our Outlandish hand-dyed color series - stay tuned for more details!