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  1. There's lots of new sock yarn for this weeks update. Socks seem like a perfect, fairly mindless project for now - and these yarns work beautifully for garments and accessories too.

    The shop update will go live on Thursday at 1600. That's a little earlier than usual, but at our normal update time I'll be taking part in an online lampwork class.

    Yesterday we told you about the 4 new Superhero Genes colourways.

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    We've also redyed some out of stock colours.

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    Top to bottom Black, Coal and Rose

    There are more multi coloured yarns too. These have been really popular, so we've restocked a couple of the colourways and added some new things too.

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    Blue Rainbow

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    Faded Rainbow

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    Unicorn Delight

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    Stormy Sky

    Finally we've added an elusive Tunnocks colourway to our range. Tunnocks tea cakes are usually covered in milk chocolate and have red and silvwer wrappers. There are also tea cakes which are covered in dark chocolate and which have navy blue and gold wrappers. Our local bisuit supplier doesn't stock these, so there are no biscuits in the photos.

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    Dark Chocolate Tunnocks Tea Cake

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    The Tunnocks biscuit collection. 20% from the sale of these yarns is going to The Trussell Trust.

    The yarns above will be in the shop at 1600 on Thursday 28th May, so if you're browsing before then you won't see them (well you#ll see the exisiting Tunnocks colourways but not the new one!)

    Knit A Rainbow hand dyed sock yarn

  2. It struck me that I hadn't dyed any of the Superhero colours onto our new British BFL nylon sock base. 

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    I love the combination of black and blue which makes up this colour - and I decided it would be fun to dye batches with different intensities so the colours went from light to dark.

    This means there are four new superhero genes colours.

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    Navy Blue Superhero Genes

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    Steel Blue Superhero Genes

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    Slate Blue Superhero Genes

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    Phantom Blue Superhero Genes.

    TheSuperhero Genes name for these colours come from my lovely friend Scully, and are inspired by her brother Adam who died in 2019. Scully and her mum have asked that money raised from this yarn goes to Jeans for Genes Day.

    Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder. 

    Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.

    We’ll be donating 50% of the purchase price of these yarns to Genetic Disorders UK. The remaining 50% covers the yarn costs, VAT, tax and dye costs. In turn that means we can make more of these yarns available and hopefully raise more money for this charity.

    If you’d like to donate to Jeans for Genes Day you can do so here

    These yarns will be in the shop at 1900 UK time on Thursday 27th May.

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