Oh wow: It’s the first anniversary of MDK!
Thank you for a memorable year of laughs, yarns, tender moments, and beautiful knitting. Thank you for being a part of this daily adventure.
To celebrate, we would like to share a giant birthday cake: FREE SHIPPING within the United States today and tomorrow, October 3, 2017.
Use this coupon code: hbdmdk1. Apply this coupon code at checkout in the box “Coupon Code.” Coupon expires at 12:01 am Central time on Wednesday, Oct. 4 (aka the end of Tuesday night).
The Shop is particularly stacked up with good things right now. We hope you have fun scheming up something to make.
Deep and Profound Thoughts
A year in, it feels like we are just getting started, and it’s a blast. A few thoughts.
Once we decided to become a daily publication, we worked with the goal of creating something special for knitters—the place where you’ll always find the extraordinary. Along the way to making our goal a reality, a couple of surprising, great things happened.
Thing 1: We became a publisher. We knew we wanted to celebrate the brightest designers. It turns out that making little books of patterns is a great way to do this. We hit lotto when Melanie Falick became our creative director for the MDK Field Guides, and we continue to be dazzled by her work and with the designers who are a part of the Field Guides.
Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Loft is ready for its close up.
Thing 2: We created a shop. It was fate, ultimately, that intervened here. We figured out pretty fast that yarn would be the obvious route to go if our goal was to amuse and please knitters. One basic fact: you can’t knit without yarn. Beyond that, we live in the golden age of yarn. Yarnmakers are cool and interesting and creative. And writing about yarns and the people who make them is something we love to do. So: The Shop represents a very special distillation of what we think is beautiful. It’s all good. We knit with it ourselves. Sometimes we surprise ourselves with how vehemently we love a yarn, so we apologize if we’re like Great-Aunt Tillie pushing her fig preserves on you.
The MDK Shop would not exist without the leadership of Liz Masterson, our ecommerce manager. She is the best. We’re so lucky.
Liz bundles up A BIG BOX OF JOY.
Excellent Rabbit Holes
We are proud of our contributors, who share their ideas with such skill. Please ditch work and go visit these MDK departments, where you’ll see our contributors in action, taking us all over the world and into their lively, creative minds.
We look ahead to a year that promises a lot of new fun. Our goal at all times is to delight you—to bring you the most beautiful things we can find, the best patterns and yarns and stories and ideas.
Kay and Ann