Friends of mine went to Alaska last month, and brought me some qiviut! Wowee, is it soft. Think of the softest thing you can think of, and this is softer. They also brought mohair!
ETA: For the non-fiber readers, qiviut is the soft undercoat of the Arctic Musk Ox. Mohair is the fiber from the angora goat. As opposed to angora, which is the fiber from the angora rabbit.
A funny thing happened when I took the photo. Here is the first one I took. Freckleface was already there before I set the fiber down.
Approximately 2.7 seconds after I opened the package and spread it out a little, there was Pud investigating.
Approximately 2.7 seconds after that, she had settled in.
That cat has high falutin' expectations. Apparently the handmade alpaca-stuffed cat pillows are not good enough for her, she wants qiviut and mohair. Too bad, cat! I shushed her off. I'm not giving up my qiviut!
Included in the package, but I don't know if they came from Alaska, was a knit finger puppet,
and a tin of mints.
Impeachmints. They crack me up!