Thursday, June 18, 2009

Boogie with the Buffalo

You've all heard of Dancing with Wolves? Well, we're Boogieing with the Buffalo around here.

We got together with Ron and Cecil over at Buffalo Gold and are dyeing some yarn for them. We did five colors of their Lux Laceweight yarn. We're talking 330 yards of pure wonder. It's 45% bison, 20% cashmere, 20% silk and 15% tencel. Yowsa!

From left to right, they are calling the colors Yellowstone, Black Hill, Red River, Flat Lake and Wichita Mountain. The names derive from areas that buffalo roamed back in the days when there were big herds of them cruising around.

Since Lux starts out darker than what we usually work with, developing the colors was different from our usual process. Normally, we have a pretty good idea of how the color is going to look from the get-go. With these colors we got a few surprises. Some of the colors that normally show up very bright and vivid in our yarns were more muted. This stuff is rich and sophisticted.

Sure hope you like it!

6 comments:

AsKatKnits said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

**swoon**

Bonne Marie said...

So very GORGEOUS! And the fiber mix is stupendous. :)

melissa said...

i touched this at tnna! so soft and pretty.

Debbie said...

OMG! Love it! When and where will this be available?

Lorna's Laces said...

Check with your LYS. Buffalo Gold has it available to ship NOW.

monica said...

Oh my gosh, those are gorgeous and I bet it is heavenly to work with.