Oh, Give Me A Home

Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world.It’s famous for geysers, waterfalls, elk and…Buffalo!

My Honeypie tells me they're actually called bison, but I'll stick which tradition and call them buffalo :)
My Honeypie tells me they’re actually called bison, but I’ll stick with tradition and call them buffalo 🙂

When my family was here in July, we made several trips to Yellowstone to see the sites and enjoy the water.

The Firehole where mountain river flows over an active underground geyser. At least it's not ICE cold like the other bodies of water around here
The Firehole where mountain river flows over an active underground geyser. At least it’s not ICE cold like the other bodies of water around here
Geyser at Lake Yellowstone
Geyser at Lake Yellowstone
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Geyser pool

On our way out of the park we stopped in West Yellowstone, Montana for some yummy mexican food

Taqueria Las Palmitas - best street tacos ever!
Taqueria Las Palmitas – best street tacos ever!

and my Honeypie discovered a LYS – Yarn & Quilt Shop, aka Send It Home

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I love how it’s also a ShipCenter – great business idea!

I was delighted to see that among other fab yarns, they carried one of my favorite yarn brands, The Buffalo Wool Company.

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Bison Roving

I only have two skeins of Buffalo Wool in my stash.

Tracks - 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Bison down in "Turquoise" and Heaven DK - 100% Bison down yarn in it's natural color "Earth"
Tracks – 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Bison down in “Turquoise” and Heaven DK – 100% Bison down yarn in it’s natural color “Earth”

Here are my FO’s,

Basque Hat with Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe "505" and Heaven DK "Earth"
Basque Hat with Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe “505” and Heaven DK “Earth”
Dreaming of Spring Fingerless Gloves knit in Sport 6, 45% Bison, 20% Silk, 20% Cashmere, 15% Tencel - this yarn has to be touched to be believed!
Dreaming of Spring Fingerless Gloves knit in Sport 6, 45% Bison, 20% Silk, 20% Cashmere, 15% Tencel – this yarn has to be touched to be believed!
Beret in Strange Twist, a twist of 100% Bison down and 50% silk, 50% bamboo
Beret in Strange Twist, a twist of 100% Bison down and 50% silk, 50% bamboo

and one WIP.

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Sweet Nothing in Sexy, 50% Bison, 50% Silk and Rowan Kidsilk Haze, 70% Mohair, 30% Silk

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%.

Bison in Yellowstone
Bison in Yellowstone

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!

This is our backyard six months a year...we know warm when we feel it!
This is our backyard six months a year…we know warm when we feel it!

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.

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park

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?

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