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.
Draco, the dragon, features in many Greek myths in various forms. In his guise as the serpent Ladon, the serpent is tasked with looking after the Golden Apples that give immortality, growing in the garden of the Hesperides. The trees were a wedding gift to Hera, wife of Zeus, but she became angry when she discovered that the Hespirdes, daughters of Atlas, were picking and eating the apples. Knowing that Ladon prized anything gold she tasked him to guard the trees.
Hera later tasked Heracles to retrieve some of the golden apples from the garden, hoping that Ladon would kill hi. Heracles however used a poisoned arrow to put Ladon to sleep, allowing Heracles to step over him, pick the apples, and escape unhurt. When Ladon awoke Hera placed him amongst the stars under the celestial apple tree of the Little Dipper, and it's golden apples, the stars Polaris and Kochab.