Lattes and Llamas is proud to announce Bijou Basin Ranch as the Geek-A-Long benefactor for June! They kindly sent us a selection of yarn to go into the prize baskets for the participants in the Geek-A-Long Ravelry group. All you have to do to qualify to win this spectacular yarn is join the Geek-A-Long Ravelry group before midnight on December 31st, 2014. It’s never too late to join!
Well, OK, that’s a lie. At 12:01 AM EST on January 1st, 2015 it will be too late to join, so don’t dawdle.
When you post a picture of your finished Geek-A-Long blanket to the Ravelry GAL group in any of the three sizes (baby blanket, afghan, or full-sized), you will be entered into the raffle for that sized blanket. However, everyone in the group is eligible to enter the drawing for the fourth prize basket as our thank you for just being a member. If you’re not a member, however, it isn’t too late to join and get in on the fun! You can find everything you’ll need to know about the Geek-A-Long on the FAQ page.
Every single prize is a product that we personally recommend. I’ve been using the Bijou Basin Ranch (BBR) Himalayan Trail for my Scarlet Letterman’s Jacket (pattern coming soon!) and I am so in love with it that it concerns my husband. Seriously guys, I would write a whole book of patterns using nothing but this yarn. If I had to sum up my feelings towards it into one phrase it would be “raging yarn-on.”
The yak yarn is amazing all on it’s own, and then they went and made Outlandish colors. They are super vibrant and haven’t bled at all, even though I’ve been working with a dark red! The color line was inspired by the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, and were designed to reflect the colors seen in Tartan plaids. BBR hit the nail on the head with this line and currently has 27 beautiful colors available in both Himalayan Trail (yak and merino) and Lhasa Wilderness (yak and bamboo).
And OMG, Yaks! They make it out of Yaks, and frankly, I prefer this yarn to cashmere. After the yarn arrived in the mail I spent about an hour
just rubbing it on my face quietly admiring it in a really professional manner.
Bijou Basin Ranch kindly donated 4 gorgeous skeins of Lhasa Wilderness in the Claret (37), Carribean (48), Gloaming (40), and Watercress (43) for our baskets. The yardage is great, especially for a luxury yarn. At 180 yards per skein you can easily complete a project like socks or hand-warmers with just one skein.
About Bijou Basin Ranch
Established in 2005, Bijou Basin Ranch is a small family owned and operated yak ranch situated on the open plains of the Colorado outback. We are located about 65 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado, just outside of the small town of Elbert.
Our primary goal is to produce and sell high-quality fibers and yarns made with premium yak fibers and other luxury fibers. We raise registered, full-blooded Tibetan yaks that have superior glossy coats which are harvested annually. We also supplement the fiber we harvest from our yaks by purchasing quality yak fiber from other yak ranchers across the country and abroad.
Thank you for your generous donation to the Geek-A-Long participants, Bijou Basin Ranch!
I wish I had a Tibetan Yak of my own.