Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world.It’s famous for geysers, waterfalls, elk and…Buffalo!
When my family was here in July, we made several trips to Yellowstone to see the sites and enjoy the water.
On our way out of the park we stopped in West Yellowstone, Montana for some yummy mexican food
and my Honeypie discovered a LYS – Yarn & Quilt Shop, aka Send It Home
I was delighted to see that among other fab yarns, they carried one of my favorite yarn brands, The Buffalo Wool Company.
I only have two skeins of Buffalo Wool in my stash.
Here are my FO’s,
and one WIP.
Ron and Theresa Miskin (no relation, but how cool that we share the same last name!) are the owners of The Buffalo Wool Company. They are committed to helping conserve and promote the American plains bison and the ranchers that raise them and they stand behind every product 100%.
Why bison? I can personally attest to their website claim that bison is soft enough to wrap a baby in, tough enough to keep a mountain man warm in a blizzard!
Some other awesome bison down fiber facts:
-Hypo-Allergenic – No known allergies to the fiber.
-Water-wicking- Bison down has a moisture regain of about 30%, keeping you warm and comfortable even when wet.
– Easy Care- Because its not hollow or have barbs like wool, it doesnt shrink.
The Buffalo Wool Company is currently a nominee for Martha Stewart’s American Made award. Follow this link to help them win!
Have you used yarn from The Buffalo Wool Company?
8 thoughts on “Oh, Give Me A Home”
What a cool post. I want some bison yarn now. You made awesome projects, my favorite is that Fair Isle beanie.
Thanks, Kepanie! I loved knitting the beanie. It’s a little slouchy and will be super warm for me here in the snow globe 🙂
Wonderful post! I was at Send It Home last September… what a lovely yarn (etc.) store. I have some Buffalo yarn, too!
Thanks, Mokihana 🙂
lovely work with that buffalo yarn… I have heard of yak yarn… I wonder if that is the same?
Hey Dottie:) I’ve never used yak, but from what I understand it’s similar in that it’s warmer and softer than wool.
Uuug! Sorry I spelled your name wrong Dotty 🙂