The adorable Sheep! by the adorable Susan B. Anderson.
Congratulations, Susan, on a winning, winsome flock of adorable animals!
If you’re not familiar with Susan and her colorful world of handknitted marvels, what rock have you been hiding under? Take a spin through her dozens of projects, and you’ll discover that Susan has a magical way with knitted creatures, but also creates fantastically cheerful hats and socks and mittens.
New in the past year for Susan is a venture into the world of yarnmaking, Barrett Wool Co. It’s small batch, 100% American wool, currently available in two weights. (Durable! Warm! Lofty! Just like we like our men.) We are eager to give it a try—the 16 shades are cheerful and completely appropriate for all knitting adventures including trios of sheep. It’s so heartening to read the story of how Susan came to start her new business.
Thank you, Susan, for these small marvels!
In the MDK Shop
And So the Mayhem Comes to a Close
We have had the best time overseeing MDK March Mayhem. Thanks to everyone for being a part of this—designers, we tip our handknit beanies to you all!
We created MDK March Mayhem because a) we thought it would be fun, b) it’s a way to look back at the previous year’s great patterns, and c) to generate excitement for independent designers.
We began with 64 patterns, and the good news is that we have collected all 64 patterns from Round 1 over here in Ravelry. Browse, admire, and purchase as many as you possibly can. We can’t emphasize enough how much it means to a designer for you to buy a pattern—it’s a vote of confidence, a validation, and also dollars in the pocket.
Yarns at MDK on the Way
In the weeks to come, we’ll be bringing in yarns for you to make some of these patterns. We hope you’ll join us in making these beautiful designs.
Until next March, we wish you mayhem of a knitterly sort, every day.