Yes, Virginia, there is a Giftalong.
We’re declaring it, right now.
Giftalong 2017. A quick ’n’ sassy last-minute knitportunity for everybody looking to get it done.
To Recap: Holiday Knitter Types
At holiday time there are several types of knitters.
- Some are knitting furiously, in a grim effort to complete a list of gifts in time to get them wrapped and given by The Holidays, even if they still have the needles in them.
- Others refuse to knit gifts at all; they are resting comfortably with a glass of mulled cider while knitting something nice for themselves, or at least something that doesn’t have a deadline.
- A third group—and this is the group most in need of our compassionate heart-blessing—doesn’t yet know that when their holiday of observance is two weeks away, they suddenly will hear the call to knit gifts, at which point they will sit down and knit 22 hours a day.
This is a knitalong for all these people. There is no pattern specified. It’s a giftalong.
If you’re in the first group, you’ve got problems. You’ve got challenges. You need the company of your kind.
If you’re in the second group, you need a place to go and rubberneck without mercy, hopped up on snickerdoodles and smug as hell.
And if you’re in the third group, come sit by us. We have a jillion unfinished objects and a couple of weeks max to get any of it done.
certain to finish: Parallelogram Scarf.
Begin, continue, or finish a thing. Really, the goal here is mutual support and momentum sharing. We knit more when we see other people knitting. It is so contagious.
We have a fresh, new topic over in The Lounge, “Giftalong 2017: The Reckoning.” Share your strategies, lists, accomplishments, and photos. We will Like every single one of them!
Urgent situation: sister has seen and requested a Sommerfeld Shawl.
The Gift Tags
Whatever you do, please be sure to download our free gift tags. This free downloadable PDF means you can use the paper or card stock you like. The four sheets include three tag sizes plus a band to wrap around mitts or socks.
Potential restart so as to improve eyelet quality: Antirrhinum Socks.
#MDKgiftalong on Instagram.
The Up-all-Night Project: Backyard Fiberworks yarn, Birkin pullover.
The Door Prizes
We’ll be lobbing out random surprises to folks who post their progress on Instagram using the hashtag #MDKgiftalong.
DEFCON 1: BABY ALREADY BORN FOR THIS LITTLE TERN BLANKET.
Midnight, December 24. At which point we all declare ENUF!
We’re really looking forward to this. Come on in! The water’s freezing!