We ship worldwide - our postage days are tuesday and friday - all orders are tracked!


Your Cart is Empty

Countess Ablaze

*The Ministry of Truth Twisting - Lady Persephone Sock - Bluefaced Leicester & Nylon

ENDED! Your immense support for this colourway has resulted in 647 skeins ordered. We're now busy getting this dyed and sent and shall send the Citizens Advice Bureau the money we've promised. Thank you. 


PREORDER! Please allow 2-3 weeks before despatch. If ordering other items, we'll send everything together in one package when your pre-ordered yarn is dyed.

When even The Daily Mail runs with the headline "WHAT PLANET ARE THEY ON?" then you know the shit has hit the fan here in the UK.

Our leadership has made it very clear that there is one rule for us proles and another rule for the elite. When people have had babies without birth partners, people have died alone in hospital, Zoom funerals, shopping bags left on doorsteps, mental health deterioration, struggles to access healthcare for anything non-Corona, and so much more.

Our Prime Minister straight up gave free rein to his chief advisor to do what he wanted, the rules were different for him. This transcends the political differences of left and right, this is about leadership and here in the UK, we are left without it. Boris Johnson has been consistently inconsistent throughout this lockdown and now he's just blown all our hard work in staying home.

I've said previously I won't do pandemic colourways, it's because I'm so used to controversial yarn themes that this is a level of discomfort I don't want to sit with.

But I will dye fuck the system colourways and this is going to be called The Ministry of Truth Twisting (shout-out to the Civil Servant on Twitter last night).

In line with all our other fuck the system colourways, like Brexshit and BoJo's Brexshit Bonanza, 20% will go to charity. I've chosen Citizen Advice Bureau who provide advice and advocacy about work, benefits, housing, disability, etc.

I'm thinking this one as being purple based and on Lady Persephone Sock only. Reduced staff means streamlining. You'll have to take a chance on how the colourway looks.

The Countess hates to describe her products as a workhouse yarn but the reality is, this yarn is so universal in purposes, that it actually is.

The long staple length of the smooth lustre Bluefaced Leicester wool (a British breed of sheep who look like they have tonnes of personality) combined with a touch of nylon, make this a soft yet incredibly durable yarn. 

We hate to describe it as multi-purpose because that doesn't sound particularly glamorous but if you were stashing yarn with wild abandon, you cannot go wrong with this base. It is perfect for socks, shawls and sweaters alike so once you finally figure out what your yarn will evolve into, it's just going to work out. 

It's not quite as soft as merino but it will barely pill at all. Say goodbye to shaving your knitwear with this fabulous yarn base. The colours are glossy on this yarn and thanks to the superwash treatment, machine washable too.