Opportunity

Our premier bison yarn. 100% Pure Bison Down at 17 wraps per inch twisted up with pure gold wrapped around silk, with just enough slack to make it work perfectly in knitted fabric, measuring 300 yd per 50 gram skein. Buffalo Gold is a 3-ply fingering-weight yarn ready for scarves and shawls that will become a heirloom in the making, intended to be worn for generations.   This is a special edition yarn, and probably will never be duplicated.

Our premier bison yarn. 100% Pure Bison Down at 17 wraps per inch twisted up with pure gold wrapped around silk, with just enough slack to make it work perfectly in knitted fabric, measuring 300 yd per 50 gram skein. Buffalo Gold is a 3-ply fingering-weight yarn ready for scarves and shawls that will become a heirloom in the making, intended to be worn for generations.
This is a special edition yarn, and probably will never be duplicated.

Opportunity knocked on my door Friday last week.  I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a picture of a gorgeous hank of yarn; attached to this hank was a small blurb with a read more link.  I read more.

The Buffalo Wool Company was having a design competition.

This was the last call out!

They wanted to someone to design something with their new yarn – Buffalo Gold – buffalo down with a little silk and a thread of real gold running through the yarn!

Visions of lace and beads and, and, ……  I was off and running.  Words came pouring out, sketches were made and launched out into the ether of E-mail!

Monday morning I got a call from Fiona.  “Congratulations” she said, “Duh” I said, it was morning – I wasn’t quite all there!  Posted on Facebook – in Ron Miskin’s own words…..

Ok, the long awaited winners of the Buffalo Gold contest…..

For Knitting:   Lynette Meeks, with Yippie Ki Yi Yea— which is going to be absolutely STUNNING!!!

I am so excited to be getting the opportunity to work with this yarn.  Yarn is on its way; Beads have been ordered – 24K gold dipped Delica’s.  It is going to be wonderful!

Classes

The classes are up for Mad About Ewe’s Summer Session.  The projects for the classes will all include beads except for the lace and painting class.  Only the first class – Nordic Beaded Wrist Warmers – must use beads, with the other projects the beads are optional!

Garden

 

I love the lilacs of spring

I love the lilacs of spring

 

Blooming Rosemary and a busy bee!

Blooming Rosemary and a busy bee!

Must stop knitting so that I have more time to garden – what am I sayingthat is not going to happen!  Must convince my husband to work more in garden – might be harder – but will happen!

Just the hostas are left to plant.  The clematis and small boxwood have been planted, the Rosemary that we were given last year has been transplanted from its pot into the ground and I was given two new lavender plants for Mothers Day!  Number 1 son (only son) does know how much his mother loves lavender!  Two beautiful hanging baskets are hanging by the deck – it is starting to look like summer!

New Rhododendron just opening up.

New Rhododendron just opening up.

The Lilac’s are in full bloom and the new Rhododendron is also blooming.  The Columbines we planted last year and just starting to bloom and last years hostas are huge.

Dirt will be arriving in the next week or so and then we will get the apple tree for the back fence.  Everything is starting to come together!

Happy Knitting and Gardening

Lynette

PS.  It looks like my Phacelia, might actually by Comfrey.  If so I want some for the yard.  They are gorgeous.  Thanks to Maureen to offering up that bit of information.

Sophie playing for the Sophie fans.