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The NATIONAL BISON ASSOCIATION Winter Conference and Gold Trophy Bison Sale will take place in Westminister Colorado from January 17 - 21, 2023. Cecil will be there and not in the Goodnight Store. Shipping will resume after he gets back. Call him at 817-992-8220 if you have any questions about getting your order.
Cecil will be away from the store (again) until Saturday, January 6. (It really is starting to feel like "retirement"). Shipping will resume then. Call me at 817-992-8220 if you have any questions.

Socks & Leg Warmers

We've had a couple of questions about the fiber content percentages on the sock packages.  Let me explain:

We harvest the bison fiber, get it cleaned, separated, and spun into yarn.  That yarn is what we send to our various sock knitters.  It is made with the percentages  - like the 90% bison - 10% nylon or the 85% bison - 15% nylon. 

When the sock knitters get that yarn, they use nylon in the toe and heel to "overplait" or cover the bison/nylon for durability in the wear areas.  Then, they add spandex for the elasticity … sometimes over the instep; always on the top cuff. 

They then have to calculate, for each run of socks, the percentages of each fiber by "weight" and not yardage; our yarn being lighter than pure nylon or spandex.  So the 90/10 yarn may end up as a 76% bison/ 15% nylon 9% spandex or some such percentage. However, the part that touches your foot is always the initial yarn we create ... and that has always been the the way we describe our sock yarns.   Hope that helps.

Cecil