June 28, 2019

Saturday Morning Cartoons Christmas in July Advent Calendar

Cartoon character figuers in front of red and green packages numbered 21 and 16.

There’s something about Christmas that just takes us back to childhood, isn’t there? Maybe it’s the seasonal sights and scents that seem to zap us back in time, or maybe it has something to do with returning to our childhood homes and spending time with extended family. I say — why wait until December to experience all the fun and festivities? Let’s have Christmas in July!

My wish for each of you is that you find some time all year long to recapture the wonder you felt at the holidays as a child, and to enjoy every season to the fullest.

That’s why I’m bringing you a “Christmas In July” version of my Fairy Tale Knits yarn Advent calendar. This Advent-style knitting kit is the perfect reminder to take some time to do something you LOVE, every day. Unwrap some fun every day for 25 days in a row with this exclusive kit designed for adventurous knitters and crocheters!

The theme of this year’s Christmas in July Advent calendar is Saturday Morning Cartoons. Revisit all your favorites in this bright, whimsical collection! Each cartoon-rific colorway is designed to coordinate from one to the next in numerical order, so you’ll be able to pair them up in one giant project, or mix and match in a variety of smaller ones.

The Fairy Tale Knits Yarn Christmas in July Advent Calendar includes:

A full-sized skein of yarn in my Pegasus base (75% Superwash Merino wool/25% nylon, 463 yards per 100 grams). This larger skein will be a tonal colorway, the perfect background to pair with the minis or to use on its own for a special project.

24 individual mini skeins of yarn in the same base (20g or 92 yards each), individually wrapped so that you can open one per day (or night). The minis are all speckle dyed for that extra dash of festive fun. (If you’re counting, that makes it a total of 480 grams of minis!) Each mini skein is inspired by a different cartoon character or show.

The price for each Advent calendar set is $190.

Want more details? I’m not going to spoil the surprise by putting out pictures ahead of time, but here’s a list of the cast of characters you can expect to unwrap each day in your calendar (not necessarily in this order):

Bugs Bunny
Marvin the Martian
Sylvester & Tweety
Quick Draw McGraw
Daffy Duck
Care Bears
Pink Panther
Alvin & the Chipmunks
Garfield & Friends
Tom & Jerry
Woody Woodpecker
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Phieneas & Ferb
Muppet Babies
Scoobie Doo
Huckleberry Hound

Each individual skein (full-size and mini) will be wrapped and numbered, so you can put it somewhere special as soon as it arrives and unwrap a little fun each day thereafter for 25 days.

Are you ready to go back in time to the good ol’ days, recapture the magic of childhood and cast on something FUN this summer? Click the button to get your Christmas in July Advent knitting set!

Listings will be available until July 31. Kits will ship in August.

June 12, 2019

Perfect Kits and KAL for all you Whovians!

  • A collage of yarn

Are you ready for a KAL?
Well, then: Allons-y!

Fairy Tale Knits has partnered up with Tabitha’s Heart Design on an all-new Doctor Who inspired KAL! The pattern is a gorgeous shawl inspired by the pan-dimensional surfboard from Doctor Who, and I’ve got four different sets of companion colorways ready to go as kits.

Order yarn by June 17
Cast on June 29
Cast off July 20

The yarn is my Mermaid’s Hair DK base, which is a 45/45/10 blend of Superwash Merino/alpaca/multicolored Stellina. It’s a perfect combination of study, soft and sparkly!

The KAL starts June 29, so grab your favorite kit below before it begins.

This asymmetric crescent is knit sideways using two contrasting colors in a series of alternating lace and texture patterns connected by slipped stitch stripes. The shawl is finished with a knitted-on edging. You will never get bored with this project. The pattern is suitable for the adventurous beginner to intermediate knitter. Skills required: basic stitches, simple lace, two-color stripes, knitted-on edging.

Color options (in order of collage picture)

Born of the Time War/Slitheen
This pairing matches up the deep blue Born of the Time War with a bright, bold Slitheen green. Named for a villain we all just love to hate, the Slitheen green is sure to brighten your wardrobe and your spirits. This is the kit that Tabitha used in her original design sample.

Heart of the TARDIS/13
Go bold with gold in this companion set, including the rich golden “Heart of the TARDIS” colorway and the delightfully fun 13. Don’t look directly into this colorway matchup – just grab it and cast on!

Sonic Screwdriver/Exploding TARDIS
Fans of Van Gogh will love this last set, featuring a rich, deep blue Sonic Screwdriver colorway and Exploding TARDIS, which is bursting with blues and golds on a background of neutral cream. Knit your shawl in this set and it’ll be your go-to accessory every time.

Harriet Jones MP for Flydale North/Time Vortex
This kit features the deep plum purple colorway inspired by Harriet Jones, MP Flydale North (look at her go!) and the jewel-toned speckled Time Vortex. Speed through space and time and your next knitting project with this set!