Yep, a scarf made out of possum yarn! It’s ok . . don’t worry about me . . yet! When I try using armadillo shells for something, then you need to worry.
When I went down to Happy Ewe to take spinning lessons, the first thing in the store that caught my attention was the softest scarf ever. It was truly unbelievably soft. The lady showed me the yarn. It doesn’t feel so soft on the skein and if I hadn’t felt this scarf, I wouldn’t have looked twice at this yarn. But after the scarf is made, it’s soaked in warm water and then I think they put it in the dryer. She wrote it all down for me. I need to go back and make sure I know how to do it.
The pattern they had used was quite simple – Forever Ribbed. The yarn is 60% fine NZ Merino and 40% Brushtail Possum. After buying the yarn, I googled it and there’s some controversy about the harvesting of the possum fiber so please don’t go off on me about that. I have no idea whether the possums are sweet, snuggly little critters or whether they’re similar to our local possums and I won’t even tell you what I’d like to see happen to all of them.
Anyway, I got possum yarn to make a scarf and I got yarn for Nicole to make a scarf. I’m sure hers will be finished before I ever start mine.