The Day 2 drawer of the Jimmy Beans Craftvent 2017 Calendar revealed a set of Knitter's Pride interchangeable needles with a 40" cable. I've never used these needles before, and typically don't use wooden needles (I like my Addi Turbos), but I'm going to give this a try with this project, in the spirit of the Advent-ure. Tomorrow I should have yarn so I can actually start knitting. The pattern came as a printout, which spoils the surprise a little. Last year they revealed the pattern as part of the Advent calendar. They also provided it electronically, which I prefer. I spent some time this morning creating a spreadsheet with the instructions and the stitch count for the color 1 sections so I can pull it into knitCompanion.