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.
Perseus the Hero, saviour of Andomeda, is one of the most famous Greek Heroes. He was tasked to bring the head of Medusa the Gorgon as a wedding gift for King Polydectes, who was marrying Hippodameia. Secretly though the king lusted after Danaë, mother of Perseus, and this task was designed to lead to the death of Perseus, freeing Polydectes to marry Danaë.
Medusa had snakes for hair, and her gaze would turn humans to stone. Perseus was favoured b the gods, Athena gave him a bronze shield, Hephastus gave him a diamond sword, and Hades gave him a helmet of darkness that made him invisible. Aided by these Perseus was able to sneak up on Medusa whilst she slept and cut of her head, putting it in a bag to take back to Polydectes.
On his return home Perseus used the head as a weapon to aid him in his journey. He asked the hospitality of Atlas, who refused. Medusa's gaze turned him in to the mountains that now bare his name. He also used the head to allow him to marry Andromeda. She was already betrothed to Phineus, brother of Cepheus (Andromeda's Uncle). Phinneus challenged Perseus at the wedding feast, throwing a spear at Perseus. In response Perseus used the head to turn Phinneus to stone. He also used the head to transform the treacherous Polydectes.