This morning we await the arrival of 100 knitters who are game for a long weekend of doing, frankly, not all that much.
We’re in bucolic Sewanee, Tennessee, at the very first MDK Knitting Getaway at Shakerag Workshops. We don’t really know what to expect, given that this is the first time we have hosted any sort of retreat. But it’s safe to say that we are going to do our level best to be sure that everybody has enough time and space to enrich their knitting skills, dye some wool, embrace the splendor of nature and also an alpaca, stretch their legs in yoga, on a bike, or in the woods. Or none of the above. We’ve been looking forward to this for about fifteen years, so anticipation and readiness are at DEFCON 1 .
We wish everybody could attend this getaway. In the interest of spreading the getaway fun all over the internet, we hereby announce a Virtual MDK Knitting Getaway Shop right here. Delicious yarn specials, just like we’re offering at the Knitting Getaway this weekend. Here’s what’s up for grabs, all at special prices:
Ninepatch Blanket Kit, featuring 15 smooshy skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca: 20% off.
Station Wagon Blanket Kit, featuring Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted: $99.
Hadley Pullover Kit, featuring Brooklyn Tweed Shelter: 10% off.
Milo by Manos del Uruguay: 25% off.
Haymarket by Lorna’s Laces, in six MDK-exclusive shades: $15.
Socks Yeah! Fingering, one of the great sock yarns: 25% off.
Vivacious 4ply by Fyberspates, hand dyed and gorgeous: 25% off.
Vivacious DK by Fyberspates. A thicker weight, absolutely dreamy: 25% off.
While We’re At It: A Spectacular Giveaway!
Jane Saffir, the proprietor of Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibres, got wind of the MDK Knitting Getaway, and she of all people knows how to have a good time. She also knows that our love of her cashmere and linen yarn, Sylph, has no bounds. So she’s set us up for a giveaway: she has generously provided six skeins of Sylph in the shade Rustle—the color made famous by Kay Gardiner whose Shakerag Top in Rustle remains one of the year’s drapiest drapefests.
Also included will be a copy of Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 6: Transparency, featuring Amy Christoffers’s Shakerag Top pattern.
How to enter the giveaway? Two steps:
- Sign up to subscribe to Snippets at the bottom of this page. Our Saturday morning newsletter provides all the week’s MDK news and specials. (If you’re already subscribed, you’re fine.)
- Leave a comment below with your favorite camp memory.
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm Central time, Sunday, June 10, 2018. A random winner will be drawn from all entries.