2022- A Celebration of the Four Seasons
Day 2 ~ Snowy Owl is inspired by the majestic, you guessed it 🙃, Snowy Owl! I just love this inspiration image. Included with day two's yarn is a set of yarn bobbins from the FABULOUS Craftily Dyed Yarn These are now a staple in my yarn bag, Lauren makes 3 different sizes, so you never have to deal with the dreaded yarn ball again!
Day 4 ~ The Winter Express colorway is inspired by the gorgeous contrast between the blue sky, evergreen trees and the black and red trains of the past. It makes such a striking image; I couldn’t skip it!!
Day 4 includes a delicious winter themed tea from Harney & Sons Tea their Hot Cinnamon Spice tea is perfect for a chilly winter day!
Day 5 ~ Frozen Lake is the perfect representation of winter. On the stardust base it sparkles just like ice!
Day 6 ~ We’ve hit the last day of winter colorways and I’m closing it out with the First Thaw. Inspired by the tiny snow drops that mark the ending of winter.
Day 6 includes a winter-themed stitch marker from the amazing Felicia at CapitolMaker. I forgot to keep one of each, so you get to enjoy Felicia’s fabulous photography!
Day 7 ~ Finally, the first day of Spring! Seedlings is inspired by planting a new garden, the brown earth, the green sprouts, and the tiny little flower buds that emerge. An excellent Dragon Pearl Jasmine tea accompanies the first Spring colorway from Harney & Sons.
*You’ll notice this is the first image with four skeins of yarn; a few of the skeins came out slightly blue-toned instead of purple!
Day 8 ~ Seedlings sprout into beautiful May Flowers! Inspired by the beautiful blooms of wildflowers, May Flowers is a gorgeous combination of bright and earthy colors.
Day 9 ~ Inspired by the beautiful cherry blossoms, Blossoms has that perfect shade of pink with just a touch of purple. Day 9 includes a packet of Haribo Goldbears to help you keep your knitting strength up! We’re almost halfway there!!
*You’ll notice that one of the skeins is slightly different from the others; I wanted to show how different a tester skein can be from what comes out the day of. I dyed the pink and blue skeins months before the actual yarn; I started with the majority of the same colors, but inspiration hit, and Blossoms became the floral tribute you see before you.
Day 10 ~ A Say Something Hat Day. I’ve always been fascinated with the big fancy hats from days gone by. I’d love to have a Say Something Hat Day, where you pile flowers on your hat and hair, then go for a promenade in the park!
Day 11 ~ There was no way we could get through a Jolly Holiday yarn calendar without a musical reference. So say “Hello” to Sunday Clothes, inspired by the gorgeous clothes from the “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” musical sequence from Hello Dolly. Day 11 also includes one of these ADORABLE stitch markers from Sarah at The Sexy Knitter.
Day 12 ~ The May Pole is one of the signs of the coming summer. A pole striped in candy colors as children dance around it brings a smile to my face.
Day 12 includes an adorable sticker from Maggie McDonald of Hank with his trusty umbrella enjoying a springtime stroll
Day 13 ~ In early summer, in Holland and Amsterdam, the tulip festivals begin. So I had to dedicate the first summer colorway to Tulips!
Included with Day 13 is a fabulous Skein Coat from Lindsey at the Precious Knit Shop.
Day 14 ~ Inspired by the summer pool parties, Schools Out shouts excitement to the end of the school year!!
Day 14 contains a fabulously fruity Raspberry Herbal tea from Harney & Sons
Day 15 ~ Summer Afternoon is inspired by the free afternoons I spent in nature during my childhood summers.
*Yet again, we have four skeins; each of these bases took the colors slightly differently. They all still work in the advent, but they have definitely been a learning experience for me!!
Day 16 ~ Popsicle Drips is inspired by that pinnacle of 90’s summer, the popsicle! I ALWAYS ended up with a stain from those iconic treats, and I drew my inspiration from my popsicle-decorated shirts.
Day 16 includes one of my FAVORITE stickers designed by Maggie McDonald, Hank chilling in his Flamingo floaty with his sun hat and Pina Colada.
Day 17 ~ Summer Abroad is inspired by this fabulous photo of Europe. I always thought of an image like this when friends said they went to Germany or Italy for the summer. I now know Europe definitely does not look like this everywhere but, that feeling of adventure and exploration is totally there!
*Again, you’ll notice that the DK SOAKED up the colors. As a new dyer, these are the irreplaceable experiences a multi-weight yarn calendar offering gives me. This won’t happen next time!!
Day 18 ~ All that’s good and fun must come to an end. Sunset is based on those late summer nights where you prayed it would never get cold and that school wouldn’t start back up again.
Day 18 has another fabulous set of stitch markers from Capitol Maker. I LOVE every single one of these! What’s your favorite?
Day 19 ~ The Leaves New Clothes is inspired by those fabulous colors that start to pop as the leaves change. They seem to change clothes overnight!
Day 20 ~ Inspired by those cool fall days spent searching for the perfect pumpkin, Pumpkin Patch is the PERFECT fall colorway. It is accompanied by the last sticker from Maggie McDonald of Hank enjoying some Halloween activities.
Day 21 ~ Apple picking is another one of my favorite fall activities, so I HAD to include an Apple Orchard colorway. The reds and greens make me so happy; I swear I can taste a freshly picked apple by just looking at this! A pack of Haribo Goldbears accompanies this colorway.
Day 22 ~ As the leaves slowly head towards brown, the days start getting shorter and colder; Cooler Days perfectly capture Autumn's ever-fading colors and warmth. The final tea accompanies Cooler Days from Harney & Sons, a warming Organic Rooibos Chai.
Day 23 ~ Inspired by the smoking chimneys and bonfires of fall, Bonfire is a celebration of the smoky nights spent with friends and loved ones. Bonfire is accompanied by the last set of stitch markers from Capital Maker.
Day 24 ~ The final mini is inspired by the thing I hate the most about fall, Daylight Savings Time. It gets dark and cold and just not nice. The foliage begins to die as winter quickly approaches. It's just sad and dark. Daylight Savings Time is accompanied by the OG Hank and Jolly Holiday Yarns Logo sticker created by the amazing Jamie Kimball.
Day 25 ~ The final colorway had to be a Rainbow. Rainbows don't care what season it is or what the temperature is; Rainbows are for every season. Therefore, I created Rainbow Season. A colorway that works with all the other seasons. Every color used to dye the 24 mini skeins were used to dye this variegated rainbow. A fabulous project bag from precious knit shop accompanies Rainbow Season.