If I have worked my magic on the website then the spare Merino & Silk fibre from each 12 Days of Christmas parcel will be going in the online shop each day. This is the same base as all the other Superfine Merino & Silk fibre that's available, so you can mix and match with any other colour that's in stock, and also benefit from the same offer of "Buy any 2 and get the 3rd half price".
The whole range of fibre is available here.
The fibre this year has a theme of the Stars. In the northern hemisphere, at this darkest time of the year starlight can feel magical. Humanity has always looked to the heavens, and created stories around the patterns that they can see from these glowing balls of gas so far away from our own little planet.
If you fancy trying to find the stars linked to the fibre then there are some great apps that use the camera in your phone, assisted reality, and the internal compass to help you identify where to look.
Cetus is sometimes called The Whale, but would maybe be more accurately be described as a sea monster. It's found in the same area of the sky as many of the other water based constellations.
Cetus was a monster created by Poseidon after Cassiopeia boasted that she was more beautiful than the Nereid nymphs. Cetus ravaged the coastline of Ethiopia, kingdom of King Cepheus and Queen Casseiopeia.
In order to kill the monster Cepheus sacrificed his daughter Andromeda, she was chained to cliffs at Joppa (modern day Tel-Aviv), and left to await her fate. Luckily for Andromeda she was rescued by Perseus, the hero arrived, and saved the day by slaying the monster.