SOCKMATICIAN EDITION YARN—CHAPPELL

Orange is often seen as the happiest of colours, and it can be difficult to get a great deal of depth in an orange hue, as a result. The orange in my dark rainbow is a deep, burnt umber, a muted ochre, a tone that takes rust and russet to new levels of richness. This one is called CHAPPELL.

The Sockmatician Edition range is a 4-ply/Fingering/Sock weight yarn.

Price: £6.99
Weight: 50g
Meterage: 178m (195yd)
Fibre Composition: Australian Merino, Black Alpaca, and Possum.
Tension: 28 sts x 36 rows / 10cm (4in) on 3.25mm needles.
(This is only a rough guide: your tension may vary. Change needle size accordingly to get gauge)

Made in NZ by Skeinz.com and SOCKMATICIAN (That's me!)
 

CHAPPELL
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CHAPPELL
The Sockmatician Edition Yarn
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CHAPPELL'S STORY


Chappell is one of the colours in the Sockmatician Edition range that has been named after someone still alive. Not only that, but someone known to me. In fact, the story behind this colourway is the most personal of them all.

Throughout June, 2017, I was incredibly ill. I was besieged by a crippling fatigue, accompanied by aching joints, sensitive skin, a deep nausea, migrainous headaches that wouldn’t go away, weakness, stiffness, night-sweats, fever, a rash up one side of my body, loss of appetite, huge weight loss, and many more symptoms. I have never known anything like it, and I would not wish it on my worst enemy.

I had already been sent home from the A&E department of my local hospital, having been told that I was in the grip of a virus, and I should take plenty of fluids, get lots of rest, and I would be fine.

My husband wasn’t happy with this, and forced me to make an appointment to see my doctor.

The doctor I happened to see that day was called Dr Rupert Chappell.

He worked incredibly hard to find out what was wrong with me, going onto above and beyond what most GPs would have done to find the answers. Even, after being told that I had just had a negative HIV test result, pushing me to have a second test, just to make sure.

Of course, HIV is exactly what it turned out to be, and the illness I was experiencing was what is called the seroconversion illness, and is the body’s immune response to becoming HIV positive.

Dr Chappell called me personally to bring me into his surgery and I was seen immediately, without an appointment.

On the 26th of June, 2017, he gave me the news that I had HIV. He dealt with the situation with great dignity, clarity, and sensitivity, and I owe hi so much.

It is that is to his diligence that I got my diagnosis so early on, which has massive benefits for my future health: I was on medication within seven weeks of infection, and had achieved an undetectable viral load within ten weeks of that. Others had missed my condition. Dr Chappell did not. I have so much to thank him for.

On the original design for the Gilbert Baker’s Pride rainbow flag, upon which the Sockmatician Edition yarn range is based, each of the different stripes represents something specific. I have chosen to name the orange stripe in MY rainbow “Chappell”, because the orange stripe on Baker’s rainbow represents Healing.


IMPORTANT AND USEFUL INFORMATION


Before placing your order, please click the following links for useful and important information about the products available on this site, and about using the Sockmashop.

THE GENESIS OF THE SOCKMATICIAN EDITION COLOUR RANGE: IDEAS AND IDEALS

SHIPPING FEES EXPLAINED

*IMPORTANT* HOW TO USE THE SOCKMASHOP

*IMPORTANT* PLACING YOUR ORDER (YARN ONLY), AND HOW TO GET IT RIGHT!

A NOTE ON RECYCLED FIBRE, AND WHAT IT MEANS

A NOTE ON MONOCHROME DYEING



 


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