Last year, I bought myself my very first yarn Advent Calendar. I’d seen dyers create these for years and finally took the plunge last year. I chose October House because it was Robin’s first time to offer a Calendar, which seemed fitting. A first for us both! And it was lovely!
Seeing as how dyers are now offering Advent Calendars for this year (so early!!), I knew I had to keep to my goal: I must use last year’s calendar in order to justify another one in 2020.
And so, here we go….
Many, Many FOs
This week, I finished two projects. Having FOs is always fun and I can’t wait to tell you about them and show them to you. One of the projects I finished was massive – ahem! – and it was the one that I always kept at work to knit on during lunches in the office. Now that it’s done, I knew I could cast on a larger project to keep handy for lunches and, now, Zoom calls and webinars.
And so I’ve casted on not one but two projects this week since I finished two. Talk about fun!
I’ve enjoyed playing with my October House Advent Calendar, trying to decide in which order to place the skeins. But though I kept playing, I wasn’t sure on a pattern until a few months ago….
Helen Stewart’s Knitvent last winter came with a stunning pattern: The Habitation Throw, which I’ve mentioned before. It was love at first sight for me. The soft colors, the simple yet beautiful design….
The more I played with my Advent Calendar, the more I kept thinking about the Habitation Throw. So I finally cast it on the other day! I reorganized my Advent Calendar, again, wound some minis and off I went.
I think this is the perfect Advent Calendar for the Habitation Throw. Truly. I thought about organizing the skeins into a gradient but then decided against it. I loved the sample of the throw so much that I wanted my minis to be varied throughout.
Progress on this project will be slow but it’ll be so much fun as new colors are added in! And now, I think I can justify buying another Advent Calendar this year! Any ideas for dyers that I should try?
I can’t believe I’m excited for December already….. But I am!