Sunday, 28 November 2021

My Advent Calendars For 2021

Having a yarny advent calendar has become a bit of a tradition. It's such fun opening up a small packet of yarn each day in the run up to Christmas, and there's so many patterns out there now to use these small quantities of yarn up, from blankets to scarves, socks to shawls.

My advent calendar this year has been put together by Helen of Giddy Yarns. It's actually a Charity Collaboration Advent, twenty four different dyers have each dyed up 10g of yarn which I think is so much fun. I've had yarn from some of the dyers before but not all of them so it will give me a chance to sample yarn from a number of dyers without having to buy a full skein from them. Money has been raised through the sale of these boxes for three different charities, which is such a great idea too.

I've also done an advent swap with my lovely friend Maggie from BlackCountry Wench blog. We're swapping 5g mini skeins from our leftovers, and a full skein to open on Christmas Day. We did the same thing last year.

Maggie has sent it in a beautiful box and very kindly added lots of extra little 'brown paper packages tied up with string' which she's said I can open throughout advent or alternatively open on Christmas Day. I think I may wait, I do love the anticipation of having gifts to open. There is one which she's told me to open before the big day, and there's also a card which I'm to open on the 1st of December.

Just three more days to wait now until I can start opening them.

Advent calendars seem so popular now, you can get all sorts of things to open on the days leading up to Christmas, candles, stickers, tea, cosmetics, etc. and of course, chocolate.

Have you got an advent calendar?


  1. That's a really good idea for a swap with Maggie.

  2. So exciting, I bet you can't wait to get started. I think your scrappy blanket will benefit from all the colourful woolly additions.

  3. That's a lovely swap with your friend, you'll have fun opening them each day. I bought a wooden one with twenty-four drawers this year and will put two glacier fruits in each drawer, one for me and one for hubby and a doggy treat for Tilly. It has batteries and the top lights up so will look lovely. I hope to be able to use it for many years to come.

  4. I have not, but you are certainly making me wish I had. LOL
    Maybe next year.

  5. I feel the same as Dee. I wish I had an advent calendar now. Xx

  6. How exciting Jo it's such fun having something to open everyday, I really enjoyed opening all those lovely little packages of yarn you sent me last year. Have fun and don't forget to show us your treasures. xx

  7. I've just read about two Advent ca1endars on your b1ogs. Im 1augh because I have an advent ca1endar for the neighbor dogs . IT seems a bit sacri1idge but a1so sweet. They each get their own. I better get them down the road to them soon. THere are dog cookies each day behind each door

  8. How lovely Jo & no I don't have one and it's not really done so much here in Oz. Maybe because it's warmer..... I don't know? I'm looking forward to seeing what you get too. Take care & hugs.

  9. Yes, there are so many different kinds of advent calendars.
    I have my usual traditional one, with no chocolates or gifts, just pictures and verses.

    Happy December Wishes and enjoy your advent calendars.

    All the best Jan

  10. Hi Jo what a lovely blog you have and what a great idea for the advent calendar. I have been so busy sorting calendars out for the grandchildren I totally forgot about myself!
    PS We are almost neighbours as I too am based in West Yorkshire but much further south.

  11. I didn't know there were yarn advent calendars. I've seen a variety of booze, wine and the like for adults and of course tons of different styles for the kids...but yarn...I need to look up how much yardage is involved with just 10g of yarn.
    Sandy's Space

  12. How lovely. Great cause