January 11, 2017

New Hand-Dyed Colors in Lhasa Wilderness!

Just added to our online store, three new colors of Lhasa Wilderness yarn hand dyed for us by the folks at MJ Yarns! Cerulean Twilight, Joseph and Purple Dragon are all available here.

We’ll also have them at our pop-up yarn tasting at MJ Yarns this weekend! If you are in the Lafayette, Colorado, area, be sure to drop on by! We have a few surprises in store for you, and we’ll also have the following BBR yarns with us: the “house colors” of Lhasa Wilderness (yak/bamboo) & Himalayan Trail (yak/merino), Tibetan Dream (yak/nylon), Shangri-La (yak/silk) and Seraphim (Angora).

Here are the event details:
Mj Yarns – 110 S Roosevelt Ave, Lafayette, Colorado
Saturday, January 14 at 10 AM – 3 PM MST
Find more info here on Facebook

Not in the area or can’t wait till Saturday? You can always visit bijoubasinranch.com to see what’s new!

January 11, 2017

I Can’t Control My Brain

In my pattern catalog I have a pair of fingerless mitts that I named “I Can’t Control My Fingers” after the Ramones song that kept running through my head when I was knitting the pattern up. For these mitts I developed a super stretchy texture/ribbing that is really the most stretchiest thing ever. I called it Wobble Rib because it looked wobbly and ever since then I have had it in the back of my mind that I needed to design more in this texture pattern. This desire was also heavily influenced by the fact that I Wanna Be Sedated also contains the lines “I can’t control my brain.” and “I can’t control my toes.”

At the end of this past year all I wanted to knit was something comforting and simple and I realized it was time to put my plan in motion. Once I started knitting the Wobble Rib again I didn’t want to stop. It is so satisfying and the wonderful sport weight Yellowstone from Stitch Sprouts only made it better. One of those “I don’t want to quit knitting” situations. So I extended the length to make a super deep fold up brim that allows pretty much anyone to pull the hat down over their ears and still have a generous brim.

A truly unisex piece, this hat will work in pretty much any color you choose. And should you be the kind of knitter that tinkers you can easily adjust the width by adding/removing in 4 stitch increments as well as adjusting the length to suit your fancy.

January 8, 2017

Promise of Spring

Like me, the stitch patterns in this cowl are more Swedish than anything else. I fell in love with the tulip border the moment I first saw it, and the sundial… Well, let’s just say that sundials and I go way back. Combine these two stitches with Anzula Burly, a super soft bulky yarn, and while you’re waiting for spring to fulfill its promise this cowl will keep you cozy and warm, regardless of what winter throws at you.

January 7, 2017

Happy New Year! First Groovy Hues Update Of 2017!

The Groovy Hues Fibers update is officially LIVE! I’m so excited to bring these to you this week – I had so much fun with them! New yarn in tons of different weights, and brand new hand-decorated tape measures.

New colorways this week:
*Rollin’ With My Gnomies – a single-ply DK yarn with a rosy pinkish-red, lime green, blue, and white
*BMX Forever – sock yarn with neon yellow, hot lime green, and highlighter blue with speckles of black
*Just Ducky! – sock yarn with creamy chick yellow with random speckles of day-glo orange and highlighter blue
*Treasure Trove – a textured sock yarn with the perfect burnt orange married with different browns, cream, and sea blue
*The Llama’s Pajamas – a textured sock yarn with hot fuchsia pink with white, deep navy, and silver
*On The Edge – an amazing super-duper-bulky thick’n’thin Peruvian Merino with golds, greens, wheat, browns, cream, and blue
*I’m Just Mauvelous, Dahling! – mauves and rosy dusty pinks with different shades of silver and charcoal

Also, SO, SO much spinning fiber – tons of different combos – merino, BFL, silk, tencel, alpaca… so much!

Everything in the shop is *READY TO SHIP* so you’ll get your squishy bliss faster – enjoy!

January 4, 2017

Enter Our Cashmere Yarn & Book Giveaway!

The new year is the perfect time to treat yo’self — and we can’t think of a better way to indulge than with our 100% Mongolian cashmere yarn, Xanadu. This luxurious yarn was recently used to knit one of the patterns in EVERYDAY, a new book by Jen Geigley: Equinox is a pair of 100% Mongolian cashmere stirrup thigh-high yoga socks. These socks are seamless and worked in the round from the bottom up and exude pure style and luxury. Knit using 2 hanks of Bijou Basin Ranch Xanadu yarn in black, you’ll be ready to cozy up in these stylish socks all winter long.

We’re giving one lucky person a chance to win 2 skeins of Xanadu yarn in their choice of in-stock colors (enough to knit the project) and a print copy of the book!

To enter, you’ll need to sign up for our newsletter by entering your email address on this form. If you are already a subscriber, just be sure to use the email address that is already subscribed to avoid receiving duplicate emails from us. We’ll randomly select one lucky winner to announce on January 12, 2017 over on our blog. Good luck!

January 3, 2017

In With the New!

Big news from Toby Roxane Designs — you already know and love the patterns, now meet my brand new line of luxury hand-dyed yarns!

From now until January 15th, take 20% off all patterns and ebooks in my Ravelry shop and 17% off all yarn on my website! Use the code INWITHTHENEW upon checkout in either shop.

I’ve always loved designing with hand-dyed yarns, so it was a natural step for me to begin dyeing my own. Being truly passionate about color, I find color inspiration in the usual places, like autumn leaves and the sky before it rains, but also in unexpected places: from rusty railroad ties to a batch of unbaked blueberry scones.

In shades from the subtlest neutrals to the splashiest neons, everyone is sure to find something they’re passionate about.

January 1, 2017

A New Year- A New Hope

With a new year comes a new hope: I have a bunch of Star Wars-inspired items that will be available for pre-order from Jan. 2-8, 2017 until 8pm EDT.

There are two kits that will each include its own set of 4 stitch markers and an exclusive color in either “You’re My Only Hope” or “When you try to rescue your boyfriend and end up a slave girl on Tatooine” available for pre-order.

Additional colors will be available for individual sale on various yarn bases such as: “Drowned in Moonlight” and “Rebel Alliance.” I will also be bringing back the “Vader” and “Is that an Ewok or a Wookie?” Snug Sock Kits.

So lets hit the hyperdrive and start off the year with some Star Wars-inspired colors, notions, and lots of other fun stuff.

December 31, 2016

New Year’s Eve Flash Sale! 40% off One of a Kind Colourways!

New Year’s is a time for celebration, reflection and planning for the coming year. We here at JOMA Yarn have had an amazing year thanks to all of our wonderful supporters and the fibre enthusiast community we feel so lucky to be part of. We are having a flash “Out with the old and in with the new!” sale on all One of a Kind colourways in our online shop. Save 40% off our unique one of a kind colourways of hand dyed Canadian yarn while supplies last.

December 30, 2016

Yarn Chicken

Yarn chicken is a game we knitters play, either on purpose or accidentally, whenever we’re almost out of yarn but there is more to be knit. Will we make it to the end before running out of yarn? That’s the sixty-four dollar question. I played three games of yarn chicken (two of which I totally won) while working on this scarf. All yarn hanks are not created equal, regardless of how hard the yarn company tries, and all knitters’ tension is a little different, even when we all remember to do our gauge swatches. With all that in mind, I included options and notes with this design so that you can maximize the yarn you have, and win your own games of yarn chicken.