TheHappyBuffalo

Hand-dyed yarns stored safely in jars!

Salinas, California
43 Sales

Announcement    Hello There!

Thanks for stopping by my shop!

Let me introduce you to my yarns. They are divided into three classes: Quotidian, Grandiloquent, and Amorevolous.

Quotidian means everyday or daily. These yarns are meant for making everyday wear items. The Sport and DK yarns are 100% SW Merino, but the Sock is 80% SW Merino and 20% Nylon for added strength. Want to know more about the qualities of SW Merino yarn? Check out our February 2017 blog post titled Know Your Yarn - Quotidian at http://thehappybuffalo.blogspot.com/2017/02/know-your-yarn-kyy-quotidian.html.

Grandiloquent means pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress. And doesn’t Cashmere always impress? This yarn is a Cashmere blend and comes in Sock and DK weights.

Amorevolous means loving. These yarns are lovingly soft. The Sock and DK yarns are 50% SW Merino and 50% Silk, while the Sport weight is 80% Alpaca and 20% Silk.

Additionally, all my yarns come ready to use in mason jars. Each order will include a yarn lid, which can be used to during knitting to keep yarn neat, untangled, and inside the jar. If you order multiple skeins and would like extra yarn lids, I'll be happy to include them in your shipment - just include a note in your order!

And if you like my shop, please check out and like my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thehappybuffalo. And you can stay up to date with what I'm working on and where I've been through my blog at thehappybuffalo.blogspot.com.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or requests you have. And if you are just "window shopping" don't forget to favorite the items you like most for easy future reference and come back soon!

- Steph

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 28, 2017

Hello There!

Thanks for stopping by my shop!

Let me introduce you to my yarns. They are divided into three classes: Quotidian, Grandiloquent, and Amorevolous.

Quotidian means everyday or daily. These yarns are meant for making everyday wear items. The Sport and DK yarns are 100% SW Merino, but the Sock is 80% SW Merino and 20% Nylon for added strength. Want to know more about the qualities of SW Merino yarn? Check out our February 2017 blog post titled Know Your Yarn - Quotidian at http://thehappybuffalo.blogspot.com/2017/02/know-your-yarn-kyy-quotidian.html.

Grandiloquent means pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress. And doesn’t Cashmere always impress? This yarn is a Cashmere blend and comes in Sock and DK weights.

Amorevolous means loving. These yarns are lovingly soft. The Sock and DK yarns are 50% SW Merino and 50% Silk, while the Sport weight is 80% Alpaca and 20% Silk.

Additionally, all my yarns come ready to use in mason jars. Each order will include a yarn lid, which can be used to during knitting to keep yarn neat, untangled, and inside the jar. If you order multiple skeins and would like extra yarn lids, I'll be happy to include them in your shipment - just include a note in your order!

And if you like my shop, please check out and like my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thehappybuffalo. And you can stay up to date with what I'm working on and where I've been through my blog at thehappybuffalo.blogspot.com.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or requests you have. And if you are just "window shopping" don't forget to favorite the items you like most for easy future reference and come back soon!

- Steph

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About TheHappyBuffalo

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Making Yarn Safe and Convenient!

Let's get your first question out of the way right now: The reason for the name of my shop is simple, I like buffaloes - they make me happy like yarn does!

Now that we got that out of the way, I want to tell you about my mission. My mission is to create incredibly vibrant hand-dyed yarns of various luxurious bases, packaging them in jars to keep them safe and make them convenient, and pricing them so that no one will ever have to put a pattern away because of the sticker price of the yarn.

Ok, Steph, what do you mean by "keep it safe?" Well, to put it succinctly: By packaging the yarn in mason jars, it is kept safe and sound from kids, cats, dogs, and dirt (among many other potential hazards). Part of the ingenuity of my concept is that I have the CUTEST fuzzball of a kitty named Gretzky. Gretzky thinks he's a knitting cat, but he's not... and I was getting frustrated by all my beautiful yarn getting strung around the house or finding holes in my projects. No matter what I did, short of always putting my projects in the closet (which he has now figured out how to get into), he was able to get into my project bags. Once I started putting my yarn in jars, not only did he leave my project bags alone - he left my projects alone, even though they're not in the jars! As far as kids, the screw tops are great at preventing them from picking up your yarn and just playing with it. My dear friend has two little ones who LOVE picking up the bright colored yarn and sticking their hands and fingers all through it. But the jars allow them to pick up the yarn and look at it without tangling it into a mess!

So, then what do you mean by "convenient?" I have selected wide mouth jars that are just the perfect circumference for most cup holders. My husband and I will drive fairly long distances just to go to various sporting events (sometimes 3 hours one way). The jars fit perfectly in all of the cup holders in my car, and is best in that really big one on the door that no one ever uses. Additionally, they fit in the cup holders of most seats in arenas, stadiums, etc. (And most will still let you bring the jars in!) And of course, they're great for flying! I fly a lot for my day career, and the center pull cakes inside the jars are just perfect for the plane. The jars will fit in seat backs, between you and the side of the plane (if you have a window seat), or even just knitting out of your bag under the seat in front of you (since the jars don't compress on the yarn making it difficult to pull)!

And what's this about pricing? I have priced all of my 100 gram skeins of yarn at $25 each, regardless of base. My current bases are superwash merino, merino/silk, alpaca/silk, and merino/cashmere/nylon. And all of the skeins are just $25. (Yes, even the cashmere blend!) Why? Because I have felt the disappointment of going into my LYS to pick out yarn for a pattern that calls for a beautiful cashmere blend and getting sticker shock. Of course, you don't want to NOT work up the pattern, so you spend hours trying to find a suitable replacement yarn that you can actually afford. And eventually you either settle on a different type of yarn that may or may not work with the design or decide to put the pattern away for another day when you're a millionaire. By making my yarns all the same price, you don't have to choose between the bases - just pick your pattern, come over here, and pick your color!

Don't see a color you want in the base you want??? Well, that's OK. Just ask! I'm happy to accommodate special orders - just know that it might be a slower turn around than you expect.

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  • Stephanie Bye

    Owner, Maker

    I have been a crocheter/knitter for most of my life. And I love everything about yarn because of it - the way it looks, the way it feels. It just makes me smile! (Don't lie! If you're a knitter/crocheter you know what I'm talking about!)

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Last updated on September 4, 2016
Welcome to The Happy Buffalo! My goal is to share my talent and passion with the world. Thank you for stopping by.

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Payment must be made within 48 hours of purchase or the item will be listed again. Credit Card and PayPal are the only forms of payment accepted.
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Items will be shipped within 3-5 days of payment. Items are shipped via USPS.
Additional policies and FAQs
For custom orders, please allow a minimum of two weeks for the item to produced. Many items may take longer, but the goal is to turn them out as quickly as possible.