First of all, a giant thank you to everybody who sent contributions to help with tornado relief in the Nashville region—the folks at the Nashville Food Project are grateful for the help and tell us they have been flooded with donations from knitters all over the world. (Here’s where you can send a bit of cash to help them feed responders and the displaced.)
Meanwhile, the knitting goes on. I wrote the following post a few days ago, before the tornado hit Nashville. I sure was perky back then . . .
Taking a Break? Seriously?
It’s funny: after finishing an epic project, sometimes I just stop knitting. Like: that was plenty. That was a lot.
I’ve had time to pause, to reflect, to fix dinner for a change—time to notice that I have many, many bags around the house that seem to be filled with half-finished knitting projects.
It’s like the La Brea Tar Pit of knitting around here. Tote bags oozing up from the depths, from millennia long past.
Of course, idle hands are the devil’s workshop, or at least a waste of perfectly good hands, so when I opened one of the Totes of Forlorn Projects, I just about lost my mind. How could I go another day without knitting something?
Back at It with a Vengeance
Hello Bottom Line Pullover! I love you like a baby!
Where have you been lo these many moons?
There is nothing more gratifying than to discover a sweater that lacks only a couple of sleeves. It even had the Field Guide right there, with the sizes circled and everything. Needles in place. GO TIME!
O! You spinach-colored wonder!
What happened that I forsook you?
This is such a good project for the run-up to MDK March Mayhem 2020.
It’s a design by Isabell Kraemer, who was the Champion of MDK March Mayhem 2018.
After she took the laurels for her Humulus Sweater, Isabell created designs for MDK Field Guide No. 10: Downtown.
It’s a simple top-down pullover in Mohonk Light, a fingering-weight yarn by Jill Draper that we have loved for a long time.
We just received a giant new shipment of fingering weight Mohonk Light, and also its sport weight cousin, Mohonk. Jill Draper has a way with color that we admire, so it’s always a big deal when we get a new batch of her color explosions.
And mark your calendars for Friday, March 13, when we launch a brand-new MDK March Mayhem with a bracket of 64 dazzling patterns. It’s going to be great.