I’m super excited to announce that Bijou Basin Ranch is returning as a Geek-A-Long benefactor this year! In 2014, they sent us some amazing yak yarns. You can read about last year’s prizes here. This year they are hooking you up with another one of my favorite items: Allure Fiber Wash.
Before I tell you more about the Allure fiber wash brought to us by the awesome people behind Bijou Basin Ranch, here is a quick reminder for those of you just joining the Geek-A-Long:
We’re raffling off four prizes again this year and in order to be eligible to win one of the three prizes, you must post a picture of your completed 2015 blanket to the Ravelry GAL group by January 31, 2016. The blanket must contain 24 of the 48 squares released in 2015, be joined and edged. Just like last year, the fourth prize will be raffled off for just being a member of the group. 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.
All 4 of our winners will receive a 3 piece Allure gift set, which is enough to block about a year’s worth of knitting, if not more! Everyone who completes a blanket will be entered in the raffle for the first 3 prize baskets, and every single member of our Ravelry Group is entered in the raffle for the 4th prize. That lucky group prize winner will not only get the Allure gift set, but also a special treat from Purrrfectly Catchy Designs.
I’m super excited to be adding Allure to the baskets. It takes a pretty remarkable product to get me to legitimately switch from what I am used to using, and Allure is one of those rare Unicorns. A while back I hung out with Eileen Koop, the creator of Allure, and learned more about what makes it so special. She’s more interesting than I am, so even if you don’t care what I think about wool wash, check out what she has to say. ;)
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!
Eileen swears it’s made with science, but it smells like magic.