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.
Here in the UK many of our Christmas traditions are imported from Germany, thanks to the husband of Queen Victoria; Prince Albert. The newspaper reporting of the Royal Family Christmas celebrations set the tone for family Christmas in many middle class homes.
Christmas in many UK homes would be unthinkable without a Christmas tree. The tradition of bringing greenery in to the home at midwinter long predates the Christian festival. Tannenbaum, despite what the song suggests actually means fir tree. The song linked above is a traditional German song, the English translation adjusted to fit the rhythm of the song.
Either way, we will have our Christmas tree decorated early in December, and it won't be coming down until the end of the 12 Days of Christmas.
The dark green of this colour echoes the pine forest, with branches dusted with snow.