Tuesday, April 12, 2016

March Luxe Musings: Buffalo Wool Co.

Our first Luxe box of 2016 had us bowled over by luxurious fiber, glorious color and amazing extras!  It all started with a little mood board.

What’s two-times warmer than wool, as soft as cashmere and as light as a feather? Bison! Combined with silk, it arrives to us this month as skeins of 2wo Sexy from The Buffalo Wool Co.

Theresa & Ron Miskin of The Buffalo Wool Co. have been raising bison with their family for over 30 years and creating yarn and other products made from the soft yet durable bison fiber. If you’ve never held a bison yarn before, you’re in for a real treat! Weight wise, it is lighter than light, hypo-allergenic, does not shrink like wool, and is crazy warm. 2wo Sexy is a luxurious blend of 50% bison down and 50% bombyx silk for a soft and lovely fingering yarn. With two skeins, you’ll have 400 gorgeous yards on your needles and hooks.

Left to Right: Graze, Headwater, Red River, Teasel (exclusive colors for Yarnbox)

The amazing knit and crochet designer, Melissa Leapman, joins us in this box with her Jillian Shawl in both knit and crochet. These triangular shaped shawls are fun to stitch and can be worn as a small shawl or scarf. Either way, you’ll want to keep what you make for yourself!

It was been a blast picking out the extras for this box! We included a set of 9 garment labels from Mountain Street Arts for those items you give as gifts and need to include care instructions. From the fun folks at Yarn Valet comes their yarnBowl which is just the right size for using at home or taking along when you knit and crochet outside the house. Also from Yarn Valet is their nifty yarnKey that helps you keep your tag with your wound yarn.

Yarnbox Luxe subscriptions open up again soon!  Grab yours while you can!

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