Each year, I try to buy a yarn Advent calendar from a new-to-me dyer. And so this year, I chose to finally purchase one from Birdstreet Yarn. This is a British dyer whose yarn constantly captures my attention on Instagram. When they posted an inspiration picture for this year’s Advent – with pinks and teals and turquoise – I knew this calendar was the one!!
And it did not disappoint!
The Birdstreet Advent Calendar did not disappoint – at all! It actually exceeded my expectations in every way. And, amazingly, this dyer had the foresight to give us the full skein of yarn on the first day (instead of the usual last day), so we could be planning for possible patterns from the very start!
I went through the first ten days of this calendar last month, but here is the full lineup of colors!
1 – Bare Naked (and it’s scrumptious!)
2 – Christmas Wrapping
3 – Baby Please Come Home
4 – Stop the Cavalry
5 – Wonderful Christmastime
6 – War is Over/Peace on Earth
7 – Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
8 – A Spaceman Came Traveling
9 – Merry XMas Everybody
10 – 2000 Miles
11 – Step Into Christmas
12 – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
13 – Last Christmas
14 – Merry Christmas Darling
15 – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
16 – I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday
17 – Blue Christmas
18 – Driving Home for Christmas
19 – White Christmas
20 – I Believe in Father Christmas
21 – The Christmas Song
22 – All I Want for Christmas Is You
23 – Fairytale of New York
24 – One More Sleep
25 – Santa Baby
Also included in the calendar was a tote bag, a stitch marker, and two free patterns. Wow!
When I envisioned this calendar, I did not even begin to imagine such a lovely product. These colors just sing to me – blues, teals, pinks, mauves, and purples. I love it. And I can fade it! Though I’ve never been interested in a fade Advent, this makes me want to try one!
I’m currently searching for a pattern that will let me use the full skein along with the mini skeins. And I cannot wait to knit this calendar!
This calendar makes me want to buy more yarn from Birdstreet. They have such amazing colorways. If you’ve never seen them, you should definitely follow them on Instagram.