Now that all the Christmas excitement is over and all the yarn advents have been unwrapped, here are mine:
This is a half month/12 day advent my DH gave me for Christmas. It is from Fangirl Fibers, and the theme is Marshmallow World. It is 11 20g. miniskeins and 1 full skein. They aren’t traditional Christmas colors, but they are still somehow festive. This set came with the cute marshmallow stitch markers you can sort of see here (they have a mirror backing which makes them very hard to photograph), and also a lotion bar and a really nice candle. This is a great set, and I am very happy with the yarn and the extras that came with it. Her sets aren’t cheap, but they are always a good value.
This set is from Ms. Monster, of many earlier posts fame. I have gotten Halloween advents from her for the past few years, and always love her yarn. I haven’t linked to her shop as she is shut down for the time being. This set doesn’t really have a stated theme, but I would say it’s a mix of Christmas colors and winter colors. It’s 24 10g minis and a full size skein. It didn’t come with any extras, but it’s also priced accordingly.
I find advents enjoyable, as you get something little to open every day. For me, it extends the festive holiday period for weeks, which I really like. Of course now I’m hooked on advents! I couldn’t help but notice a few dyers now have Valentines’ Day countdowns…
Did you do any kind of advents or countdowns this year? If so, what kind was it and how did you like it?