Mar 02, 2011
I'm now working on the third of my 11in11 project to knit 11 shawls or wraps from my stash and have pulled an interesting yarn from the cupboard - Cherry Tree Hill possum sock.
This hand painted 4ply yarn from Vermont in the US contains 80% merino and 20% possum - yes, 20% Australian possum fur.
The effect is a soft yarn that in some ways reminds me of alpaca but with less fluff at you work.Also the merino givesit a bit more body.
Overall very pleasant to work with and I'm liking how the colours blend over the first 50 rows of the wrap.
I'm not sure if it is available in the UK because I found my four skeins in a yarn swap in aid of MSF p/hop.
I'm using it for a version of the Dropleaf Wrap by Miriam L. Felton.
Meanwhile having been to Australia, I was sure I had pictures of possums but I took more than 1,ooo pictures and it seems not all are labelled, so the picture below may or may not be a possum.
But it is definitely Australian and definitely cute!