This years 12 Days of Christmas parcels started with a hand dyed braid on 25th December, but then the following days all contain brand new colours of Superfine Merino & Silk.
This is the exact same fibre composition as all the rest of the stock currently in the shop, so can be used interchangeably in the same projects. This was specially commissioned for the 12 Days of Christmas parcels, which meant I had to order lots of each colour. As a result the spare fibre is going online at midnight (GMT) on the day featuring each individual colour. Anyone can buy this spare fibre... it's really rather pretty! You can find it in the Superfine Merino & Silk section of the shop, and the usual Buy 2, Get a 3rd Half price offer applies to this fibre as well.
Todays colour is a beautiful dark navy, with subtle streaks of green and grey.
This colour is called Nochevieja, which is the Spanish celebration on New Years Eve (yes I know it would make more sense for this to have been 31st December, but I picked the colour way names after I packed the first parcels! It's 2020.... I'm letting go of perfect!). This dark blue is the perfect colour to give us the feeling of the dark winters sky.
Nochevieja means Old Night, and the Spanish celebrate the end of the old year with some very specific traditions, including the eating of 12 Grapes as the bells toll midnight.
On the following day it's also traditional to eat a Lentil and Chorizo soup. Which sounds perfect as a fibre rich dish after the rich feasting of the festive season, we often have Dahl as an evening meal at some point during this period for this exact reason!
If you fancy giving it a go, here's a recipe.