Today’s pre-Christmas project idea comes from CEY sales manager, Heather Bagni.
She took a look at a display of mini-socks worked in CEY Alpaca Sox and thought, “Advent calendar.” We thought, “Brilliant.” Mini-socks are the ultimate portable, fun-to-knit project.
Beginning on December 1st, people marked a chalk line on their doors or lit a new candle for each day until the 25th.
Modern ‘calendars’ might include a chocolate a day or little gifts (mini-socks? The Yarn: Alpaca Sox 60% alpaca, 20% merino wool, 20% nylon Alpaca Sox, CEY’s signature sock yarn, is spun from a blend of fibers designed to make a comfortable, warm sock.
They’d even work nicelyas sockson someone’s bear or favorite doll.
Counting down the days to Christmas is a tradition dating from the early 19th century.
She called it "disheartening," and "a shame" that the world is focusing so much on that.
But at the end of the day, she said, "I'm really just proud of who I am and where I come from."Of course, there is indeed so much more about Markle to focus on other than her race; she's an accomplished actress, a dedicated philanthropist, and, I can happily say from having met her a few years ago, a genuinely nice person.
Whether it came from Hamburg or Munich is in dispute, but Gerald Lang of Munich is credited for making popular the printed advent calendar.