Opossum: A marsupial with a ratlike prehensile tail and hind feet with an opposable thumb.In New Zealand, it's a pest. Hunted by the gajillions just to get rid of it. Making a killing in more ways that one... now used up to 40% in various yarns in combination with merino wools. Get your souvenir Possum Fur Nipple Warmers here!
In Australia, it's a protected species! (I didn't declare my yarns at Australian customs for fear of starting a protest.) Can't touch the hair on their heady-head-head!
Worldwide: Available at Etsy.
After a chilly walk around Auckland in great contrast to the South Pacific islands I hastily picked up needles and planned for some ear-warmth by our next stop. The rest of our cruise would be in the colder southern climes. My little bit of heaven made from Touch Possum Yarn, merino wool 60%, Possum Fur 30%, Nylon 10%. My fashion design and toasty. (I could tell others were envious.)
See previous blog for modeling on-site (NZ).