Monday, January 5, 2015

Add More Fiber to Your Diet in 2015

This year, resolve to add more fiber to your diet...yak fiber, that is! We have plenty of fun and easy ways to make this resolution a reality. First, we are pleased to announce that one of our most popular yarns now has more yardage at the same great price: All Outlandish colors of Lhasa Wilderness yarn are now 2.7 ounce skeins with a generous 250 yards - that's 30% more than before!


We're also pleased to share the third installment in our video series with Interweave! In this latest video, you'll get a closer look at our fiber and yarns which are produced to a "cashmere standard." Watch the video below to learn more, then keep reading to find out how you can win a project kit from Bijou Basin Ranch! 



We'd love to hear about your favorite part about the video you just watched! Leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win a Roslyn Shawlette kit which includes enough yarn to knit this stripey shawlette designed by Marly Bird! Be sure to also leave your Revelry ID or email address so that we can contact you if you win. We will randomly select a lucky winner to announce on our next blog post; be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter to stay updated on the latest BBR news for 2015. Good luck!


88 comments:

  1. Am I the first commenter? Wow! Love this stripey project!!

    Ravelry username: careynev

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  2. I never knew about the cashmere standard. Love it!

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  3. Love the part about how his customers know the yaks by name. Small, family owned/run businesses are the best!!

    Txlady129 on Ravelry

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  4. I love how much you enjoy what you do and hearing about how you got started.

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  5. I love how much you enjoy what you do and hearing about how you got started.

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  6. The love you share with your Yaks shows how much love goes into your yarn. It's beautiful just like your yarn!
    jmusick000@ameritech.net

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  7. I love the way your passion shines through in your video. I believe when you are passionate in what you do, others will follow. pinkshabbyroses on RAVELRY.

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  8. Love how personal and interacting with customers. Raverly: ratmarie

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  9. Love seeing the yaks up close and personal. Did not realize they were so docile.

    MJLegg on Ravelry

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  10. I love the passion and how much you care for the animals. This makes buying the fiber seem so much more personal. knittingloulew on Ravelry

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  11. My LYS is a Shetland sheep farm, so my favorite part is the yak twins! Roseofisabel on ravelry

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  12. I like the fact that the fiber is grown locally. Actually had the opportunity to meet the two of you at Estes Park. Love your products.

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  13. Your property is beautiful. I loved seeing the animals and your interaction with them. The short staple length in relation to stitch definition was interesting. Thank you for sharing. Melissa "LuvMyNewf" Sambiagio

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  14. I loved the entire video! I never knew about the staple length and like the fact that it retains the stitch form and shows off the stitch work at it's best. I like that you have such high standards regarding the cashmere standard and limit the course hair. I also enjoyed that you shared your experience with the spinners in Mexico. I've never seen a yak so close and had no idea how friendly they are. They are beautiful and look so huggable! I learned so much watching this. My Ravelry name is Nemo 15

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  15. I love the way they name all their animals.
    crlebrn@yahoo.com

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  16. I love the animals! Ravelry- liveknitup

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  17. Love seeing the Yak! Ravelry - wstephanier

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  18. I enjoyed the story about the first fiber show you went to in New Mexico.
    rav id: knittingdancer

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  19. I liked hearing about why I love yak yarn so much ; the cashmere standard. So soft and and great stitch definition.

    omiegosh on Ravelry

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  20. Wow!! I didn't realize that you guys were able to gather the fiber off the yaks so easily. And that yaks were so docile that you are able to be that hands on with them. Very cool!!

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  21. I love to watch the yaks. My Ravelry name is higgyr

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  22. I love that you truly care about the animals, and that they don't have to be harmed in the process. (Rav kaos127)

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  23. It was really heartwarming to see how passionate you are about your animals and your work. Thank you for sharing. The shawlette looks like a fun project. Ravelry name: cillaknits

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  24. LOve the video! enjoyed hearing about you and the yaks!!!

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  25. I loved seeing the twins and also seeing how caring you both are about your animals--I can't believe they are so docile!! Several years ago at stitches South you gave me a little fluff of yak yarn to tuck in my bra to see if I had any irritation from it--I didn't even after wearing it for three days. I got some money for Christmas and I know where I'm going to spend it!!

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  27. Sadly, I guess my comment disappeared ... but I had mainly said that you inspire me and give me hope that we will one day get our farm/ranch up and running again. My dad was so gentle with his cattle that when they were out to pasture, he would call for them and they'd all come running!! Love your yarn and colors; and I love and appreciate you customer interaction! My Rav ID is phoenixanew.

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  28. As a family with twin boys, our favorite part is the twins!

    tktl on Ravelry

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  29. I love seeing how proud you are of your product and how passionate you are about your beautiful yaks. The pride and love show through with a totally awesome product.

    sisterrobinson on Ravelry.

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  30. I really liked hearing about the fiber convention and the twin yak names! Adorable! My email is i_love_books at aol dot com and my Ravelry ID is jld2247

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  31. Gorgeous colors and pattern. It is stunning.

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  32. These little videos are amazing. I have been one of those customers standing in front of you at MDSW telling you how much I loved knitting up the fiber I bought last year, and that I'm back for more. Thanks for the videos. Raveler KatMacPet

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  33. Like the information about the cashmere standards and of course knit and purl - Thanks for sharing and best of luck for 2015. Ravelry Knit-smile-enjoy

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  34. The twins being names Knit and Purl is adorable. Ravelry: obese-caterpillar

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  35. Great video! I live in the Panhandle of Texas so can relate to the terrain of your ranch.....but LOVE seeing Yaks on the horizon!! Didn't know about the staple length either. Great day when you learn something....

    Ravelry: Drsheryl Email: drsheryl@hotmail.com

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  36. It was really interesting to learn that this yarn is especially good for cabled projects. I just learned cables this past summer so I cannot wait to try it out with Bijou Basin Yarn!! Ravelry ID: goldieaus or email: goldieaus@gmail.com.

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  37. I loved the un-spun fibers blowing in the breeze next to the skeins of yarn
    Ravelry name - KraftyAnne

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  38. I love how the spinners just pushed you out of the tent when they started spinning your fiber and called everyone in to see! The history behind your business is very interesting!

    Ravelry: SnowShell

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  39. I love your warm relationship with your animals! Ravelry name oakbayknits

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  40. As always my favorite part is watching the interaction with the animals.

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  41. Just love the personal touch of the video. And the yak on the edge of the cliff ... yikes! Rav amchart

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  42. I like that it was spinners who helped you get started. alcbrooks on RAVelry

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  43. I really liked seeing the yaks. Very interesting! Thanks
    gussek on Ravelry

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  44. I love learning about yaks. doijdd@gmail.com

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  45. Love that red color! I need to go put some in my shopping cart.

    Lumberjill

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  46. The close-ups of the yarn are so beautiful. I wanted to reach in and touch them all. Gorgeous!
    Ravelry ID : EOTinKS

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  47. Lovely item, rav id=blueyarnalways

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  48. Love the cashmere standard; sport weight is my favorite. Rav ID is grasdorf

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  49. I loved Knit and Purl the twins, rav id KammyV4

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  50. I loved the whole thing! BUT... I really loved the tone of your voice as you talked about your animals. We used to raise dairy goats and we loved it. I could tell how much you care for your animals. We no longer have our beloved goats, but hearing you talk brought them back to me for a few minutes. I can't wait to try your yarn! Ravelry ID is CraftyLadyMel

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  51. I loved the Yaks! And the story about customers asking about the Yaks by name. I am sockNubbins on Rav.

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  52. I love the cashmere standard! I also love "meeting" the people who grow the yarn. If feels much more personal.

    I'm purple on Ravelry.

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  53. Enjoyed learning about the cashmere standard and seeing the twins. Love the feel of the yak yarn. Thank you for the opportunity to win this kit.

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  54. Enjoyed the part where he talks about how his customers know the yaks names he showed such love towards these beautiful animals.
    Ravelry id: Sandee8908

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  55. Yaks rule!
    Ravelry ID: yarnladee

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  56. Spinners getting so excited about fiber that they pushed you out into the rain. Too funny.
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

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  57. Love Love Love your yarn!
    canyonzoo on ravelry

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  58. I love everything about your video. Your place looks like heaven.
    I love the calm.

    NanaMamah on Rav

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  59. The yaks are adorable, but what really stood out in this video is just how beautiful the land is.
    SheilaOKeefe on Rav

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  60. Oh my goodness....would love to knit with yak fiber as my goal this year is to use new types of yarn. I was really interested in the "Cashmere" standard. So cool to learn about the characteristics of various fibers.
    Cindymalone on Ravelry.

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  61. This would be wonderful to win! Thank for hosting this giveaway!
    Llaineyknits on Ravelry

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  62. I LOVE Bijou Basin! How cute are the twins names "Knit" & "Purl"!

    Anne aka Creativity on Ravelry

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  63. I just finished a project with Bijou Bliss. I loved seeing the animals, fiber, yarn and then my finished project - how awesome was that! Wonderful company, wonderful couple. My favorite yarn! Heather B on Ravelry

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  64. I loved hearing about the process - how it started off "hit or miss". Very interesting. (asimplehomestd on Ravelry)

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  65. I was surprised to see how small the yaks are - somehow I thought they were larger. Great video.
    Karen (carrotmusic on ravelry)

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  66. I really enjoyed the story of the first fiber festival experience with the spinners. , ravelry id: CitabriaG

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  67. My favourite part was hearing about how high your standards are - good to know you are committed to quality!
    Ravelry name: Wynterr

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  68. Have always loved hearing about how your company operates, how it cares for the animals, why you do what you do. I saw Carl and Marly Bird first on Knitting Daily TV several years ago talking about your operation. I have a fondness for American Grown and produced yarn and so have always enjoyed what little Bijou Basin I could lay my hands on. Keep up the good work.

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  69. I just love seeing how much you love the yaks. They're so cute.

    Ravelry ID: InJuneau

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  70. I love that you let customers name your babies! How are Knit & Purl? Outstanding yarn company!

    Rav ID: jackietn

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  71. beautiful animals and gorgeous yarn.Hoping to win.sjb1knits on ravelry.
    mcscrammer@hotmail.com email

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  72. I look forward to your webpage updates and pictures of your animals. Like to support local businesses too. Rav ID:charlottefranc.

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  73. Very interesting video, keep up your great job!!

    My ravelry name is martine1969

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  74. What is not to love, YAKS!

    my ravelry name is knittinghooker

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  75. I loved seeing you out with the animals. What amazing creatures. Thanks for making such amazing yarns, I love them!! Ravelry: Judeh22

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  76. Wonderful to see the love you have for your animals. So glad that your business is doing well! Thanks for sharing your yaks and products with us!!! Ravelry: Foreverlearning

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  77. My favorite part was the comment about the customers knowing the animals names. They look friendly and kind of cuddly!

    Revelry name PurpleStrayKat

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  78. Gorgeous and my favorite color is purple! mtluverdeb on Rav

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  79. Enjoying videos!
    Calvin3621 on Ravelry

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  80. Honestly, I loved seeing the yarn - such gorgeous colors. I also appreciated seeing the animals (and the obvious love for them) that provide the fiber for all that beautiful yarn.

    adriennepdx on Ravelry

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  81. My favorite part is that you love meeting "us". I know that the time I've spent talking with you at Midwest Fiber Festival only makes me want to buy more of your yarn. You are both personable and your passion for your yarns and animals shows as much as my passion for my knitting.
    KallieKY on Rav

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  82. Hope this doesn't appear twice! I love your yarn and am looking forward to starting the design on a stranded sweater for next year's Taos designer competition. It'll be in your Himalayan Trail Yak/Merino blend, in southwest colors. See you in October!

    Pam (bboxfan on Ravelry)

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