Downton Abbey - one of my all-time favorite shows with a rich tapestry of characters like Lady Violet Crawley, Lady Isobel Crawley, Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Lady Mary Crawley and John Bates and Anna Smith.
As I watched this show, what struck me was the parade of color in the costumes, sets and background. I also re-watched the entire show during the pandemic, and it still brought me joy & laughter.
When I first started dyeing, I wanted to have Downton Abbey as my first Advent collection, but I wasn’t completely sure of my dyeing capability. I even had a color board started for it! I’ve been holding onto this theme for the future. With the release of the 2nd movie in May 2022, that future is HERE, friends!
You have two choices for this year’s Downton Abbey Advent Calendar. You can choose the typical Advent with 24 individually wrapped 20g or 92 yards minis or you can choose those same minis with an additional full skein of a complementary color.
This year’s Downton Abbey box will include some really fun extras as Cottontail Farms is a collaborator on this year’s collection! I just hope I can keep all the secrets until the box opening. If Amazon continues to host Downton Abbey, we also will have some great events to go along with this year’s box, including a watch party of some of the episodes! Oh, GLORY, I cannot wait!
There are limited quantities of this year’s Downton Abbey Advent Calendars, so please do not wait to sign up. There will be no last-minute additional quantities. Pre-orders are now open!
All the yarn will be 75% Superwash merino/25% nylon 4-ply fingering weight skeins. I am deep in color development now, and I cannot wait for you to see this box of yarny fun. Each yarn bundle will be numbered for you to open your gifts each day leading up to the BIG 25th. This box filled with goodies & surprises also will include pattern suggestions to give you choices in how to use your Downton Abbey box.
Boxes will start shipping Nov. 11 for you to open your first gift on Dec. 1. If you are local to Williamsburg, Va., we will call you when your Yarn Advent Calendar boxes are ready for pick up at The Flying Needles.
WHAT IS AN ADVENT CALENDAR?
A Yarn Advent Calendar is a yarn package filled with delight! You (ideally) open a surprise mini-skein daily (if you can manage holding off). Each day’s surprise is individually gift-wrapped and numbered for each day Dec. 1 through Dec. 24.
CARE OF YOUR ADVENT CALENDAR YARN
The yarn in this box will be superwash, but for best results, we recommend hand-washing with very light agitation and drying flat.
That’s not all… 2022 continues to be difficult. Because of this, I am accepting donations to gift two people this year’s Downton Abbey Advent Calendar. This box, while fun, can be out of people’s budgets. If you’re interested in giving a small portion, a big portion or all of the cost of an Advent Calendar, please click HERE and contribute what you can.
NOMINATIONS FOR GIVEAWAY
I also am taking nominations for the two Downton Abbey Advent Calendar giveaways. If you know of someone who could use a box of fairy dust this year, please send a video (2 minutes max in length) of who you’re nominating and why they should receive it to ROBINSPROMISEYARN at GMAIL.COM by Oct. 31, 2022. Be sure to include your email address and phone number, your nominee’s full name, email address and phone number as well.
**THE IMAGES USED FOR EACH VARIANT ARE JUST PLACEHOLDERS FOR YOUR SELECTION. YOUR BOX WILL NOT LOOK ANYTHING LIKE THE PICTURE.