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.
Cassiopeia is the seated queen. It was her prideful boast about her beauty that so angered Poseidon and led to him creating Cetus to terrorise the oceans. On her death Zeus placed her in the heavens, maybe as a cautionary warning...
The Babylonians also identified the stars that we now call Cassiopeia, to them she was also a representation of a female form, representing Euphratean and Phoenician divinities. Back in 3,500 BCE Sumero-Akkadian cultures used this constellation to represent the Sun Goddess Kassêba.