Last Saturday feeling all claggy and coughy and generally not good, and having already done two weeks of a disgusting fluey bug, I found myself in a nearby Marks and Sparks. I was in dire need of a treat and I saw this lovely beaded/buttoned knitted beret and decided to treat myself.
Really pretty isn't it ? I like berets, I also like stuff with sparkles on them as well, so it is good on two points. Anyway to cut a long story short, when I got it home I got curious and had a look to see what it was made of. See picture below.
Standard sort of mix of fibres, and there at the bottom of the list in block capitals, were the words DO NOT WEAR IN THE RAIN . I have to admit I am completely baffled, the first thought in to my head was "WHY ?" and then followed by "you what !" I remain completley baffled, but staying within the realms of scientific discovery I have set out with my beret to do some research. So far I have worn it in totally dry conditions -- absolutley fine. I have also worn it in dampish sort of conditions( think Welsh hilltop in november here) - that also was fine, or more to the point nothing happened. I now need some seriously chucking it down Welsh rain, and will wear it in that ( there's some due in on sunday) and report back. I have no idea what is supposed to happen when I do wear it in the rain, I shall be seriously disappointed if nothing happens and will probably ask for my money back, for misrepresentation