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  1. Sheep might not be the first thing that come to mind when you think of leap years. There are lots of traditions about it being a day where women can do things that weren’t normally encouraged, like asking someone to marry them. Boo to those kind of restrictions.

    There’s also an old Scottish saying

    “A leap year was never a good sheep year”

    Boo to that too – I’d love 2020 to be an excellent sheep year. Actually I’d like every year to be an excellent sheep year.

    One Farm Yarn pre shearing. These sheep can really move when they hear the rattle of a food bucket.

    So I’m viewing the 29th of February as an extra yarn fondling day. Time for some knitting, and project planning. Time for coffee and cake.

    If you’d like some new yarn to fondle, we’ve got a special Leap Year offer for you.

    Over in the shop we’re offering the option of freepost on all orders until midnight on Saturday 29th February. That offer applies to all orders and we ship worldwide. UK orders will be posted 2nd class and everything else by airmail. So if you’d like to spend your extra 24 hours with some new yarn we can get it to you post free.

  2. This week’s shop update is all about Britsock. Britsock is one of our custom spun yarns and it’s made for us by John Arbon.

    First up is a restock of the Superhero Genes colourways. These colourways raise money for Genetic Disorders UK.

    Superhero Genes

    There’s a whole rainbow of colours which I’d happily describe as moody.

    Britsock multi colours

    Top of the pile is Ultimate Blackened Rainbow – I’ve had an especially soft spot for this colourway since someone at a show told me that she loved it but wouldn’t buy it because “the gays are misappropriating the rainbows” (and yes, that’s going to be a colourway soon)

    Ultimate Blackened Rainbow

    For those who like a little less colour we have Black and White.

    Black and White Britsock

    We’ve restocked the black Britsock too, and it works beautifully with moody colours.

    Rainy Days & Mondays and Black Britsock

    The shop update goes live at 1900 on Thursday 20th February, so if you are browsing before then you won’t see the yarns listed above.

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