Friday, January 6, 2012

Stash Appreciation: Buffalo Gold Lux


This last summer I went to a trade show courtesy of the LYS where I work, which was an awesome experience.  One of the highlights was talking to the folks over at Buffalo Gold - they were friendly, super knowledgeable, and had shelves and shelves of beautiful samples and yarn.  I was intrigued by this yarn, Buffalo Gold Lux, but shied away a little at the pricetag.

Fast forward a couple of months and my LYS has a bunch of skeins in the shop and I've been drooling all over them.  I've never seen a yarn quite like this: tightly spun with quite a bit of texture, as if each ply were a tiny bead on a string, and yet still very, very soft with a slight sheen.  The content: 45% bison down, 20% cashmere, 20% silk, and 15% Tencel.  It's any luxury-fiber lover's nerdy dream.  So I sat, and I waited, and I drooled, and I dreamed of making one of Margaret Stove's beautiful shawls from Wrapped In Lace.

Namely this one, the Rosebud Faroese-Style Shawl (rav link), which conveniently would take just about two skeins: just enough to satiate my lust, but not so much that it would break the bank.

So a couple weeks ago I did it.  Two skeins of Lux in the colorway Mountain Berry, all wound and waiting to be knit up.


Is it okay to pick favorites in your own stash, all of which you ostensibly love and adore equally (most of the time)?

I think so.

Shawl photograph copyright Interweave.

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