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Advent 2021

It’s December!  It’s Advent!  Can you believe it?!  I’m so excited to welcome the month of December  and am hoping it’s filled with joy and fun.  And there is sure to be lots of knitting fun!  I have tons of yarn and projects so let me jump in and tell you about all things Advent here at Indie Yarn Stasher!

Advent Kits


Now that my mom is crocheting, I was super excited to buy her a yarn Advent calendar this year.  And she did the same for me!  I wanted to find a dyer that I’d never bought from before and when I saw that Murray Wool Goods was dyeing Advents, I immediately requested a kit from them.

murray wool goods

This kit is 24 minis plus a full skein to open on Christmas Day (picture in header).  Since I’m not as familiar with Murray yarns, I have no idea what to expect from this kit color-wise.


I knew of Blush Yarn from The Crazy Sock Lady.  Though I had no business buying another kit, I decided to splurge on this one. 

blush yarns

I opted for only 24 mini skeins in this kit.  And I can’t wait to see what colors are waiting for me!

Blush Yarn

Advent Skein

Last year was my first time buying an Advent self-striping skein of yarn from The Cozy Knitter.  I so enjoyed knitting one stripe a day on my socks!  It was a great way to keep track of the season and make meaningful progress on socks.  

the cozy knitter

I opted to buy this skein again this year and I think it’s going to be even more beautiful than last year!

Projects for Advent

I’m going to wait to knit anything with my Advent kits.  I like to see what colors are in a kit before deciding on projects for the yarn.  So, I’ll be knitting other projects during Advent and I keep adding more and more to my list….

Of course, I’ll make The Cozy Knitter socks but I also casted on socks from a holiday skein of yarn from Must Stash Yarn.  Depending on how big the stripes are, I may knit one a day, like the Advent skein.

I really want to use a skein of October House Yarn that I received last year in a gorgeous colorway, Joyeux Noel.  I’d planned on making socks but then decided that this skein deserved something better….so I’ll most likely make a cowl. 

And….there may be another pair of socks coming soon….  

Stay tuned!  

I wish you a blessed and joyful Advent season!

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