Monday, November 24, 2014

Winner + Holiday Gift Ideas

First off, Congratulations to lindaran, who is our winner for this month's 100% Yak Yarn Wrap giveaway. We will contact you to arrange for the delivery of your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered our contest!

For those of you who are beginning to panic as the holiday countdown marches on, don't worry - we have you covered!

Marly Bird has created two gorgeously stripey shawls to make in our 100% Yak Sport Weight yarn which would be great for gifting:

On the left is the knitted version of the Stellar Stripes Shawl, which appears in the Love of Knitting Winter 2014 issue; on the right is crochet version of this shawl which appears in the Holiday 2014 issue of Love of Crochet magazine. Both shawls use just 1 skein each of our Sport Weight yarn in Navy and Gold and will would make great last-minute projects for holiday gifting.

We also have plenty of project kits which are perfect for that special crafter in your life. Each kit contains the yarn and pattern at a discount ranging from 10-15% off the retail price, and is a luxurious treat for yarn enthusiasts. Pictured above are just a few of our options, click here to view them all!

For the non-knitting (or crocheting) folks on your list, we recommend a 100% Yak Yarn Wrap to ward off the next Polar Vortex! It's soft, warm and luxurious - best of all, there's no assembly required!

Last but not least....don't forget the Allure! Stock up on bottles to use as stocking stuffers, thank-you gifts, or to include with your handmade gifts. They're also a great way to finish your handmade gifts as mentioned on this recent blog post!

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or join us on your social media channel of choice via the links on the right sidebar because we'll be announcing some amazing holiday deals soon! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meet the Yaks + Giveaway

Many of our longtime fans know Bijou Basin Ranch as the source for unique luxury yarns to knit and crochet, but did you know that we also raise our own herd of yaks which contribute fiber to the making of these yarns? Some of you might know a few of our yaks by name, but if you are a newer fan, you might be wondering...just who is Napoleon, Ruby, and Knit & Purl!?

In the first installment of a three-part video series presented by Interweave Craft, you'll not only get to meet Carl and Eileen Koop, the owners of Bijou Basin Ranch - you'll also be introduced to the entire herd! We hope you'll take a few moments to watch the video below to learn more about the Bijou Basin Ranch story!


We're giving one lucky blog reader a chance to win a stylish and warm 100% Yak Yarn Wrap. To be entered into our drawing, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling us what was your favorite part of the video!

For bonus entries, you can choose any (or all!) of the actions below - just be sure to leave an additional comment on this post telling us you did so for each action!

Win this luxurious Yak Wrap! 
We'll be randomly selecting one lucky person from the pool of entries to announce on our next blog post on Monday, November 24. Good luck!