Before I got Ms 11’s jacket in the post, I had an unexpected visit and was able to give it to her in person. It fits well – a little bit long at the back, but she’s growing quickly. The sleeves would not have wanted to be any tighter though. She was thrilled. The yarn is Paton’s Zhivago – a tencel and acrylic mix. It is beautifully soft, but not a happy yarn to knit with. The colour in the photo isn’t true – it’s really a mauve/light purple, not jacaranda blue. And I still need to find a brooch or a matching ribbon for the front (it’s held with a pin in the photo).