Our family is getting a new Burt. (They are all called Burt until they are born, because there is nothing worse than referring to a precious new family member as "It".) Switch to excited Aunty mode. I went shopping to try to find an absolutely stunning yarn to make a special cardi for our new Burt. The main criteria on these wool missions is to find something beautiful AND superwash. I'm lucky enough to have sisters-in-law who will carefully hand wash woolly hand knits, however I'm not an eval sister-in-law looking to inflict extra work on busy parents. This time I failed.
It was an accident I swear! I'd wandered on to the Posh Yarn shop at a time when they weren't sold out of everything. And if you find something at Posh Yarn that you like, and it's in stock, you need to snap it up. So I did. I ordered their Martha DK, which is a stunning stunning yarn base. It's just so round! This is a merino, cashmere, nylon blend that is like knitting with a long tubular sponge. The stitch definition is phenomenal. And the 4ply version is superwash. But an enthusiastic Aunty should really read a product description more carefully, and certainly not wait to analyse the label AFTER THE GARMENT IS FINISHED!
So Burt's Baby Surprise Jacket is finished, and I'm sending it anyway. If it ends up in a massive felted post wash mess, at least it was liked enough to be warn. And I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this pattern again. It is like origami magic.
There is still 70 grams (148m) of this beautiful yarn left to use up. Suggestions on a postcard please.