2023 advent calendar

The 2023 advent calendar is happening, and we’re thrilled about that.

We still need to make some decisions about miniskein sizes and what else will be included – but we can tell you there will be 24 mini skeins which will be dyed on our 4ply / fingering BFL nylon base. This means the yarn will works for socks, accessories and garments.

We’ve been dyeing advent calendars for years – but this year things are a little different.

Let’s start with the obvious question – how can we do this when we’re closing The Knitting Goddess?

Closing The Knitting Goddess gives us time to focus on other projects as we’re not constantly dyeing, listing and photographing yarn, then creating social media content to tell you about it. While creating an advent calendar takes both time and effort it’s very different to running weekly updates.

If there’s anything you’d like to ask about this please contact us

Then the next obvious question – can we deliver an advent calendar this year?

Every year there are dyers who don’t deliver their advent calendars on time, or who don’t deliver what they’ve promised. We’ve never done that. Every single advent calendar we’ve ever sold has been posted on or ahead of schedule with everything we promised included (and often some extra treats too)  We’ve got a really good idea about what’s needed to get an advent calendar put together and posted on time.

We intend that much of the dyeing will be done by the time we leave the workshop in June – but even if we had to dye every skein at home we’ve got the ability to do that. We’ll be looking to post advent calendars in the week commencing 16th October 2023 – and we’ll  have everything ready by mid September so if there are issues with the postal system we can send orders earlier. Why mid September? Because we’ll be exhibiting at Yarndale (as The Unruly Stitch) at the end of September and we’d like to get this squared away first. 

Final obvious question – is my money safe with you?

Yes. Here’s why. We’ll be launching sign ups for the advent calendars in June so you can choose to pay in 4 installments(because that’s what customers have told us they’d like). If you pay with PayPal that means you have until the start of November to make a claim if your advent calendar doesn’t arrive. Paying with Paypal protects you (and as an aside anyone asking 

If you’d prefer to pay in one go you’ll be able to pay a small non refundable deposit in June and pay the balance in September (but if it suits you to pay earlier you can do that too).

The Knitting Goddess is one of three businesses we run as Simple Perfect Ltd – if you’ve bought from us in the past you might remember seeing that on receipts. So you’ll be dealing with the same company and people as always.

So what now?

We’ve set up a new mailing list just for the advent calendar. Signing up for this isn’t committing you to anything – it’s giving us permission to let you know all the details of the advent calendar and tell you when it goes on sale. 

By mid May we’ll have dyed up the colours for a sample calendar and we’ll confirm pricing and what will be included.

At the start of June we’ll open sign ups.

So for now, if you think you might be interested in an advent calendar from us please sign up below. I promise you won’t hear from us too much – and as always you can unsubscribe at any time.

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