I mentioned that I'd treated myself to a yarny advent calendar as a little treat for the run up to Christmas and I thought you might like to see what I received.
It was purchased from Hedgerow Yarns and came in good time to begin the opening on the 1st of December.
As well as the twenty five individually wrapped mini skeins of yarn, there was a calico bag which was very handy to keep everything in, as well as being useful afterwards to use as a project bag, a gingerbread scented tealight candle, a stitch marker and a lavender sachet.
This is the yarn which the calendar contained. Each mini skein weighs 10g and they will be added to my scrappy blanket in due course.
I also purchased a Twelve Days of Christmas calendar from Craft House Magic, it was the same idea as an advent calendar but each of the twelve packages were opened on the twelve days of Christmas. Ellie kindly included an extra mini skein in the Pumpkin Patch colourway.
This calendar contained these mini skeins, again, each one weighs 10g. There was also a lavender sachet included in one of the packages and three cute snowflake progress keepers.
I also took part in a yarny advent swap on Instagram and was paired with Debbie from Down Sheepy Lane. What a lovely parcel of goodies I received.
There were lots of extras. Debbie sent me a lovely Christmas themed bag to keep everything in, again, it can be used as a project bag afterwards, some Lindor choccies, yum, a little project book which will be very handy for jotting all my notes down in, a couple of cute stitch markers and three knitted decorations for the Christmas tree which are just lovely.
We swapped twenty four mini skeins of approximately 5g, that's enough yarn to add a square to a scrappy blanket or to use in one of the many patterns which have been designed with mini skeins in mind, and we also swapped a full 100g skein to open on Christmas Day.
It was really exciting opening these little parcels each day in the run up to Christmas and right through into the new year. I shall definitely buy another calendar this year.