This is a PRE-ORDER for our 2023 A Middle Earth Winter Holiday Countdown Collection. These items will ship by Friday, November 10, 2023. Please do not place orders for other shop items in the same order as these Holiday Countdown Collection items, as we will need to invoice you separately for any applicable shipping charges and shipping of those items may be delayed. Thank you!
These PRE-ORDERS will remain open through at least June 15th, though some options have limited availability and may sell out before that time.
A Middle Earth Winter Holiday Countdown Collections will take you into the world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, with colorways inspired by its landscapes and the people and creatures who dwell there. The colorways will explore the possibilities of Middle Earth in winter, bringing a new dimension to this much-loved world of fantasy. Consider it fan fiction, written in yarn and fiber!
This year’s collections will be full of the nature-inspired shades inherent to Middle Earth’s landscape and the rich colors of all that’s found therein. Overlaid with the theme of Winter, seasonal colors reflecting both shadow and light will also grace these variegated and tonal colorways.
What will the 2023 collections include?
- The yarn or fiber collection of your choice, plus any Day 25 skeins/fiber braids that you choose
- Random surprise goodies in some days’ packages
- NEW this year! – everyone ordering one of the 24 day yarn or fiber collections will receive exclusive early pre-order access period and a 15% discount for colorways from our upcoming Middle Earth Imagined self-striping yarn collection, which will be releasing throughout 2023. There will be at least four separate releases that will include coordinating mini-skein and fiber sets. If you’re a fan of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, you’ll love this collection inspired by these classic works! • In order to provide you with your early access and discounts, you will be added to our newsletter mailing list so you can receive notice of these items (to be clear – early access mailings and discounts will go out only to A Middle Earth Winter customers, not to our entire mailing list). • We will use the email address associated with your Holiday Countdown Collection order for the mailing list – if you do not check that email regularly, please contact us at [email protected] and let us know your preferred email address for your mailings. By purchasing a 2023 Holiday Countdown Collection from us, you are agreeing to be added to our newsletter mailing list if you are not already on it.
Will there be a Day 25 option this year? Yes! This listing also includes our Day 25 full skein and braid options. The skein will be an exclusive self-striping colorway; the braid will be an exclusive variegated colorway. Both will be in keeping with A Middle Earth Winter theme. Not interested in a full collection and just want a Day 25 braid or skein? No problem! You’re welcome to order those “a la carte.”
How will my collection items be packaged? Each day’s mini as well as any optional Day 25 items will be individually wrapped so everything will be a surprise! The daily minis will be numbered 1-24.
When will this year’s collections ship? Your collection items will ship out to you by Friday, November 10, 2023. US orders will ship via USPS Priority Mail. Canadian and other International orders will ship via USPS First Class Mail International.
What are the shipping costs this year? US orders of $50 or more ship for free. Canadian and other International orders will be charged a $20 flat rate shipping fee for countdown collection items of $50 or more. Regular shipping charges apply for any orders under $50. Please note that any customs fees or other country-related charges will be due and payable by the customer at time of delivery as per your country’s policies.
Twenty-four 20-gram mini skeins in the following bases:
- Bounce – fingering, 80/20 SW Merino/Nylon, 80 yards per 20-gram mini
- Bedazzled – fingering, 75/20/5 SW Merino/Nylon/Silver Stellina, 87 yards per 20-gram mini
- *Linnaeus – fingering, 70/20/10 SW Merino/Yak/Nylon, 87 yards per 20-gram mini
- *Mountain Tweed Merino – fingering, 85/15 SW Merino/Donegal Nepp (nylon), 87 yards per 20-gram mini
- *Mountain Tweed Merino DK – DK, 85/15 SW Merino/Donegal Nepp (nylon), 46 yards per 20-gram mini
- Strong DK – DK, 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon, 49 yards per 20-gram mini
Twenty-four 10-gram micro skeins in the following bases:
- Bounce – fingering, 80/20 SW Merino/Nylon, 40 yards per 10-gram mini
- Bedazzled – fingering, 75/20/5 SW Merino/Nylon/Silver Stellina, 43 yards per 10-gram mini
- Strong DK – DK, 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon, 24 yards per 10-gram mini
Twenty-four 10-gram (1/3 oz) fiber mini bumps in the following options:
- *Mixed BFL/Silk (85/15 blend)
Day 25 Full Skein/Braid options:
- Bounce – fingering, 80/20 SW Merino/Nylon, 400 yards per 100-gram skein
- Bedazzled – fingering, 75/20/5 SW Merino/Nylon/Silver Stellina, 438 yards per 100-gram skein
- *Linnaeus – fingering, 70/20/10 SW Merino/Yak/Nylon, 437 yards per 100-gram mini
- *Mountain Tweed BFL – fingering, 85/15 SW BFL/Donegal Nepp (nylon), 438 yards per 100-gram skein
- *Mountain Tweed Merino DK – DK, 85/15 SW Merino/Donegal Nepp (nylon), 231 yards per 100-gram skein
- Strong DK – DK, 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon, 245 yards per 100-gram mini
- Polwarth, 4 oz. braid
- *Mixed BFL/Silk (85/15 blend), 4 oz braid
*Note added 4/2/23 – These bases begin as darker, oatmeal shades and so the colors dyed on them will be more muted than on the other bases, which are more of a natural white to begin with. If you’re already ordered one of these bases and have questions about it, please feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to help you out! [email protected].