Thursday, December 1, 2016

Yarnvent - Day 1

On the first day of Yarnvent, the fiber fairy gave to me . . .

A beautiful skein of madelinetosh Merino Light in very dark green. It's a "one of a kind" color, so it doesn't have a name. I love it!

While these all came from recently acquired parts of my hoard, I didn't keep track of which skein was wrapped in which paper, so each day really will be a surprise.

my very own Yarnvent calendar

I tried to buy one of Jimmy Beans' advent calendars, but it didn't work out. They ran out of ... something ... maybe beads, maybe boxes, I've heard different stories. In any case, I didn't end up with one. So I decided to make my own. I bought a 24-pocket over-the-door shoe storage bag for around $7.00 on Amazon. I printed numbers 1-24 on labels, cut them into circles and stuck one on each pocket. I wrapped 24 skeins of yarn from my hoard* and stuck one in each pocket. Not a great photo because it's inside a darkish room in December, but here it is:

*Most people use the word "stash" but that makes it sound too normal. Mine is a hoard.