Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Yay for Yarn!

Hi everyone! I'm back with a History Review, on this one you'll been shown some more yarn (ahem).

These special skeins are from New Zealand and are of great quality New Zealand merino wool (two of them have some cashmere) and possum. Yes that's right, possum...! One of our brothers (since we have two of them) travelled in 2011, to New Zeland and while I can't reveal more about him -he is a secret agent- he brought to us (me and Panagiota) four skeins of this fine yarn combination along with 2 wooden crochet hooks from Canada and a amigurumi tutorial book. Here you are with some photos of these wonderful skeins of Zealana yarn.

Do you see these small hairs on that yarn? well this is opossum~!
As I was browsing Zealana's new site, I've read a little about this possum fiber. I was amazed and a little socked with its story, since it's a killing fiber. Well maybe it's not it's fault but since this little guy does a serious damage on native bird and plant life of New Zealand, they found a way to limit its growth and save another super cute little fellow, kiwi, that's about to extinctYou see, possum was imported to New Zealand by people, and with no natural enemies he predominate over anything else (along with cats and rats and other imported animals)... Well, save a kiwi, knit with possum! Read more herehere and here!

oh and yes, if you ask, we've split the hooks and took on of Rimu and one of Tui skein each but we haven't made anything with this yarn yet! It's too good to waste! Probably it's for a collection...  (which reminds me of this)

What do you think? Have you heard anything like that type of fiber before? If not, do you collect yarn?


  1. Oh, I didn t know anything of all these! So interesting! I'm astonished



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