You can create your own library of MDK articles that you want to be able to find again quickly.
For example, I want to remember how to install a zipper in a handknit. Kate Atherley wrote an epic, enlightening tutorial on how to install a zipper in a handknit.
Problem: I do not currently need to install a zipper in a handknit. But I know the day will come when I do. Solution: Put Kate’s tutorial in my Saved Articles, in my personal MDK account, where it will wait for me until I need it.
How to Save an Article
- Important: Make sure you log in into your MDK account.
2. Once logged in, look at the left side of the text of the article, to the box under “16 Comments.” Here’s a close-up.
The first symbol looks like a bookmark. That’s the one! Click it, and it turns red, indicating that you have saved the article to your account.
How to Locate an Article That You’ve Saved
Now that you’ve saved it, how do you find it in your account?
Here’s the home page.
Look up at the top right, in the gray-shaded area above the navigation bar. Here’s a close-up.
See the symbol that looks like a little person, to the left of the shopping cart? Hover over it, and a menu drops down.
Click “Saved Articles.” If you aren’t signed in to your account, the log in window will appear. Once you log in, your saved articles will appear. Here, in my account, Kate’s article is on the far right.
Kate’s article will wait patiently in my account, not nagging me about that zipper or anything, but easy for me to find when zipper ambition strikes.
Once I’ve got my zipper in, I can click on the little red flag again, to un-save the article. (Because Lord knows it will be a long time before I install another zipper, amirite?)
Using the same method, you can also save favorite products in the Shop, which saves them to your account so you can go back and look at them lovingly or even buy them.
I saved Sylph, my current Desert Island Yarn.
Digital Patterns and Books
When you click on “Digital Patterns and Books” in your account, here’s what you get:
Everything you’ve downloaded, free or paid, is there, waiting for you to need it.
When do these things expire? “Never.” Which is a very long time.
Hope this is useful to all. Let the saving and fave-ing begin!