We have learned something in the past three weeks: Knitters love making socks.
No, really—you LOVE knitting socks.
The number of socks that has been produced all over the world, in all sorts of locations and situations, is truly gobsmacking.
And they are beautiful socks. We love, of course, the ones that are popping up in every color of beautiful sock yarn that we brought into the MDK Shop. (See them all here.)
We love the ones that our stalwart MDK Knitting Getaway participants are knitting up with the sock blanks they dyed in Sewanee, Tennessee back in June.
Ann’s Shakerag sock blank is now a pair of striped socks that match. Kay’s shakerag sock blank is…
…Still a sock blank. she’ll get there!
(For more of this festival of natural pigments on human feet, check the Instagram hashtag #ShakeragSockBlank.)
We also love the socks that are taking shape from long-hoarded, deepest sock stash all across America and the planet. The self-stripers, the speckles, the sparkles—all of them, getting their moment to shine.
It’s a joy to see, and a joy to knit with you all. The MDK Lounge has turned into a regular Sock University, buzzing with energy and enthusiasm for sock knitting. If you crave a good wallow in the best that sock-knitting has to offer, spend a moment with the Instagram hashtag #MDKwanderingsocks.
All this beauty makes it very hard on us each Friday, when it comes to choosing the winner of our weekly prize. But we do the best we can. We make the tough call, and get back to our sock knitting.
Knit on, brave sock wanderers! Keep digging out the good yarns and turning them into stacks of socks. You are going to be glad you have them when gift-giving time is nigh. And you might win a juicy prize!