Fasten your seatbelts. Check your hidey-holes for available yarn, and for the love of all that is wooly and goes “baa,” stock up! A knitalong is coming.
The MDK Bunchalong will begin on Monday, October 1.
If you’ve ever dreamed of knitting something cute for absolutely everyone on your love list, including yourself, the Bunchalong is going to help you achieve it.
The concept: fun projects, from Field Guide No. 8: Merry Making, in bunches. Plenitude, generosity, abondanza. More is more.
You will feel: inspired, motivated, like a real can-do knitter who GETS STUFF DONE.
Living the dream: two knitters knit up all these appleseed mitts in the blink of an eye. (The yarn: Jill Draper’s windham.)
Permission to indulge in potato-chip knitting: granted. Knit a pattern until it is burned into your memory like the words to that hand-clapping game from third grade. If a pattern is fun the first time, it is twenty times funner the twentieth time. (FACT.)
The fastest hat ever: the Slip-Stitch Cap. (Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Chunky.)
You will have: a veritable klatch of knitters to keep you company, in the Lounge, on Instagram, on Ravelry, on the bus, pretty much everywhere you go. (Stay alert: one of us might pop up in the way-back of the minivan on the school run, just to make sure you’ve got a properly loaded project in a ziplock in the glove compartment.)
Appleseed Coasters: hardly any knitting at all. (The yarn: Jill Draper’s Windham.)
There will be: weekly prizes, from October 8 through December 24. Really great prizes!
Begin, continue, or finish any project or projects, chosen from among Thea Colman’s five brilliantly addictive designs in Field Guide No. 8. The goal here is mutual support and momentum sharing. We knit more when we see other people knitting. It is so contagious.
A pile of Chalice Cowls is extremely photogenic, just saying. (the yarn: Julie asselin’s douillet.)
We have a fresh, new topic over in The Lounge, Bunchalong 2018. Share your strategies, lists, accomplishments, and photos. We will Like every single one of them!
The Gift Tags
Whatever you do, please be sure to download our free gift tags.
The Stranded Diamonds Hat comes in six sizes, from WEE to adult. (The yarn: Shalimar’s Enzo Aran.)
#MDKbunchalong on Instagram.
We’re planning unprecedented MDK prizes. It’s going to be juicy. Each week, a prize will be awarded to someone who posts photos of their Bunchalong progress in any one (or all) of three ways: in the Lounge, on Ravelry (be sure to name the pattern on your project page), or on Instagram using the hashtag #MDKbunchalong.
Midnight, December 24. At which point we will declare that it’s time to mix up a refreshment (recommended: Thea’s Merry Sangria, recipe in Field Guide No. 8) and enjoy the last week of the year.
Let the plotting and planning begin, and we look forward to October 8, when we’ll award the first prize!