Hope you’re having a lovely Boxing Day, even if that’s not a thing where you are. One of our rules for living: Never Question a Day Off.
All good things must come to an end, and that includes great knitalongs.
The Giftalong has been a special one, in that it helped us sustain motivation for making handknit gifts for friends and family. We were in good company, trying to do impossible things while having fun. The Giftalong kept us ON IT.
Drum Roll, Please
Thanks to our kind friends at Rowan, we’ve been awarding lovely weekly prizes to folks who posted jolly photos of their giftalong progress, either in the MDK Lounge or on Instagram. Today, we have two final prizes to announce. Both of these knitters really smashed the piñata of holiday gift knitting.
The Kaffe-time Achievement Award Goes To . . .
Remember that I promised a Special Prize for a Team Kaffe member? Well, Jan Grimmer, COME ON DOWN.
We love Jan’s earth-tone, two-color version of the Kaffe’s Coins Cowl, and we adore all the colorful potential of her collection of Felted Tweed colors.
Jan, get ready. You are going to get a lovely prize of Rowan yarn and Kaffe fabrics, and also, I hereby promise, a wee project from Field Guide No. 13 knitted by my own two hands. I’ll be in touch—let’s discuss.
And the Grand Prize Winner for Giftalong 2019 Is . . .
Catherine Kallberg, who pinch-hit on several Giftalong teams and piled up a stack of presents that is impressive, indeed.
Catherine has been quoted as saying that 90 percent of her knitting is from MDK. We have two responses to that:
- Thank you, Catherine!
- That other 10 percent—where is the love?
Catherine, you’re getting the brass ring: a kit for Kaffe’s amazing Kid Silk Haze masterpiece, a 3,000-yard wrap called Contrast Squares.
It’s been much admired at MDK World Headquarters, where it may have inspired a non-knitter or two to take up the needles and face into the laceweight mohair. Catherine, please make sure to share photos when you complete this magnificent piece.
Our heartfelt thanks to Rowan for their wonderfully generous support of this knitalong. For eight solid weeks, they’ve spoiled us rotten, and we loved every minute of it.
The Highlight Reel
Up top is a walk down memory lane: all of the weekly prize winners from MDK Giftalong 2019: Helen, Juliette, Lisa, Nancy, Rebecca, and Sara. Bravo, everyone! You done good.
Our hearts are with all the brave knitters who, even now, are scurrying to finish gifts for their near and dear ones. We salute you. We love you. We are you.
Kay and Ann