Rosies advent calendar is returning for the 4th year, and his year I have decided to offer something a little different.
Everyone is so busy especially in the run up to Christmas, trying to finish last minute gifts, shopping and wrapping presents. It is therefore ,nice to take some time out at this time of year, to knit something special for ourselves.
Somedays we find ourselves with more spare time than others so for the first time the advent will contain 13 Mini skeins of Fingering weight Merino/nylon yarn 10g/42m, a total of 130g. The yarn will be dyed to complement a new knitting pattern i have written, but of course as in previous years you are free to knit a pattern of your choice. The yarn will be hand painted especially for this advent and no two skeins will be the same but will all complement each other.
The First Mini skein will be on day 1 of Advent and the last mini skein will be on Christmas eve, the other days will contain lovely high quality gifts. As in previous years the advent will be presented in a package that can be hung as in the pictures, string and pegs will also be included. The advents will all be mailed in November to allow plenty of time to arrive for the first day of Advent.
The yarn is hand painted using environmentally friendly dyes , And is sourced from either the UK or South America.
The dye Process: We use non-toxic acid dyes .The dye process has very little waste , and all of the dyes are exhausted into yarns before any water is poured away. I use food grade citric acid as setting agent, and rinse with water, to maintain a low impact on the environment. i take care to provide colourfastness, but some bleeding may occur in the first wash