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.
I've given them seasonal names, picking out traditions from all around the world.
The colourway today is called Farolitos.
This is one of the shades that provides a warm glow in the palette for this year. A beautiful shade of coral with streaks of cream and gold.
This colour is named after the New Mexican tradition of placing lit candles in paper bags and creating trails of lights.
AS with all good local customs there is debate... depending on where you are in the state you might call them Farolitos, or you might call them Luminarias. The tradition originally started as the lighting of small bonfires, but it puts much less strain on you firewood stores to use a small candle inside a brown paper bag. So the bonfires mostly disappeared once the brown paper bag became common, the fires largely disappeared. Farolito comes from the spanish word for lantern, luminaria from the word for light. Which you use is a bit of a north-south divide!
If you do decide to try this at home please remember some basic fire safety... setting alight to your garden is not the ideal way to start 2021.