Turns out you guys are really good advisers. Thanks so much for all your helpful comments on the mohair dilemma over the past week!
In the end, I sent a note to my dad and told him about the issue of eye irritation and difficulty with knitting the yarn, and my step-mother (who does not read English and therefore needed his translation) was happy to agree to a change in yarn. I think they’ll like the alternative better anyway.
More deliciously warm, soft and cuddly Supreme Possum Merino. In the colours of their choice (there’s a similar quantity in black that I haven’t shown you). Thanks so much to Pam of Supreme who recognises urgent need and for getting it to me so quickly!
I knitted very fast this weekend.
The Market Jacket is done. I just need to add the buttons as it wasn’t completely dry when I took this pic. The yarn is a slightly darker green that what you see in the pictures. It’s quite hard to photograph!
Ravelled here if you want to see knitting notes.
I’ve been feeling guilty about this cardigan. It’s that time of year when I feel the need to dress my family in preparation for winter, and this cardigan, even though it is gorgeous, and I want it and I cannot say how much I love it every time I look at it, is the exact right size for someone else in my family. So it’s going to be gifted, because I owe her. Which makes me feel even better about it than owning it myself. :-) Plus, if I’m totally honest, I think it will suit her better than me.
Here’s another pic which shows up the softness quite well:
There’s enough of this totally gorgeous green left over for me to make a scarf, so I will be happy with that. Besides, I have greedy plans for other knitwear for myself, and how many sweaters and cardigans does one person need!?
So… on to the two jackets! In case you’re wondering which pattern, it’s this. A basic unisex jacket that will ‘go everywhere’, as requested. It’s a slightly tighter gauge than the Market Jacket. They’re meant to be proper jackets, so I figure the tighter gauge will make them extra weather-proof.
Wish me luck!