My husband used to work in Antarctica - which sounds way more glamourous then it really is - but the best part of the job is that you deploy through Christchurch, New Zealand and on the back side of your season, you get travel time. So I met my husband in NZ one year (and we got engaged there). One of the native things to buy there is sweaters made of possum and merino - They are super soft, warm and the possum is supposed to make the merino more dense. So this year, I asked for some possum yarn. I have not been able to find it in the states. My very sweet hubby, called a friend in NZ and had him purchase and send the yarn. I am so excited to
try knitting with it! I got three 100g hanks in one colorway and one in a different colorway. Now I am just trying to figure out how much yarn I have. For an 8 ply - it is sport weight at the thickest and there is no yardage at all. I am going to wind the lone skein tonight and see if I can get a feel for it - if you have any good conversions, please let me know! It is so pretty!! and soft!!