Spoilers ahead! If you don’t want to see the first ten – actually eleven – days of the Woolberry Classic Advent Calendar for 2020, move on. I’ve really enjoyed opening these lovely mini-skeins and want to share the first 11 days with you.
I say 11 days because on day 10, there was no mini skein but a pattern code instead. There was also a choice of a free shawl pattern to begin the Advent calendar – two designs from Tamy Gore. So cool!
How lovely is this!!
The second to last skein doesn’t photograph well; it’s a deep plum purple. So pretty! And the color names are very Christmas-y…
- Cup of Cheer
- One Little Thing….A Ring
- Cuddly as a Cactus
- Eyes All Aglow
- Golden Days
- Better Not Pout
- Tree Tops Glisten
- True Love
- This Time of Year
I love these colors; they are gorgeous! And I love how many different colors are popping up. I think these will make a great shawl – or a couple cowls.
Next year, I’ll have to go with a dyer who does more variegated yarn. I love this Woolberry calendar but my heart is always yearning for variegated skeins and, while this calendar has some variegated colorways, I think I’ll try to find one that is more colorfully variegated next year.
So what am I going to do with this calendar? I have a few thoughts:
- Tamy Gore’s Amani Shawl – which was a freebie with the calendar – is a lovely triangle shawl. I think I’m learning that I prefer triangle or crescent-shaped shawls…and this one is stunning.
- Helen Stewart’s Hearten Cowl, which was a Knitvent pattern this year, beautifully showcases mini skeins. My only hesitation with this is that I don’t have many opportunities to wear cowls.
- Crystal Tea Knits’ Candy Cane Shawl looks wonderful. It’s a triangle-shaped shawl designed to be knit with mini skeins. And it’s so pretty!
I definitely like that the Woolberry calendar has so many bold colors. Now I’ll just have to wait and see how they all play together and then choose a pattern.
What are you going to knit with your calendar?? There are so many choices!!