March for Macmillan

The Knitting Goddesses (and Gods) have a theme every month. January was guilt free – so there was a great deal of casting on of many, many projects. February was finish it up – so at least some of the castings on of January led to castings off.

As we’re about to have a few days off, I’m posting early about March for Macmillan. Macmillan cancer support is our chosen charity, and there will be all sorts of fund raising going on during March.

You can donate here

To help raise funds for this, over the course of March I’ll be listing at least 31 new colourways of sock yarn in the shop. Some of them will be limited editions, others may stay around. The first yarns will be in the shop on Monday evening.

To make it easy to collect more colourways we’ll be offering them in 50g rather than our usual 100g skeins – although you can choose to buy two (or more). £1 from each special skein sold in March will be donated to Macmillan.

The first colours have been inspired by poems – there’re been a thread in the ravelry group about this and it’s been lovely to remember old favourites as well as discover new writers.

The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear

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I remember this from being little – my Dad used to read to to me so it’s precious to me. I wanted brown for the owl, marmalade orange for the cat and the colours of the sea and boat.

The second source of inspiration came from Joan.

Falling Down in Public Places by Julia Darling

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I wanted something that reflected skin, bone, blood and muscle – and how those things blend seamlessly. There are tiny flecks of colour on the white, representing the things that try us.

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