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.
In the Northern skies is a charioteer with no chariot. His hands grasp the reins, but his chariot is no longer his to drive. Our charioteer appears in various different stories, the most popular identifies him as Erichthonius, King of Athens. Erichthonious was the son Hephastus, but was raised by the goddess Athena. She taught him many skills, including horsemanship. Legend goes that he was the first to harness four horses to a single chariot in imitation of the Sun's Chariot drawn by four horses. This drew the admiration of Zeus, who then placed him in the night skies.
Alternatively the charioteer is sometimes identified as Myrtilus, son of Hermes. Myrtilus was the charioteer of Oenomaus a Greek King. His chariot was destroyed in a race between the suitors of Oenomaus's daughter Hippodamia. Myrtilus was placed in the sky by his father Hermes, when he was killed Hippodamia's successful suitor Pelops.