Knitters, this is it.
We are in the heart of summertime, the absolute center of the season where maybe we all wish for that long-gone school calendar with entire weeks of do-nothingness ahead of us. Remember the vast amount of time? Remember how summer seemed absolutely endless?
Well, let’s figure out how to get a bit of that back in our lives. We’re launching the first-ever MDK Ease-along, a knitalong where the goal is to A) chill out, B) knit something beautiful, and C) see A.
What Is This Ease-along?
Our new Field Guide No. 7: Ease is designed to lower the blood pressure, with projects that run the gamut from easy to astonishingly easy.
The Ease-along is a knitalong where you make whatever project you like from MDK Field Guide No. 7. Use whatever yarn you like, adapt and mess with the pattern however you like.
Make a stack of Bodhi Leaf Washcloths.
Get your Picket Fence Afghan cooking, one little square at a time.
Make the Sea Breeze Cowl-Poncho and get your doodly-do criss-cross stitch on.
Make the Sail-Away Shawl, either big or small.
It’s up to you. See? Isn’t that ease-y?
We’ll be watching Instagram for knitters who are posting photos with the hashtag #MDKeasealong.
Show us your work in progress.
Show us the place where you’re finding some ease these days.
Show us whatever refreshing and/or sustaining beverage you’re keeping beside you.
Show us that plate of tomatoes you’re having for dinner.
Basically, help us all get our ease on by showing us how you’re doing it! Also: part of ease is having a good laugh, so we welcome funny pix. Cat and dog pix will be particularly welcome.
We’ll be sending out weekly prizes to the folks whose Instagram photos make us want to ditch work.
We’ll be in the MDK Lounge discussing our projects, our quest for lassitude, and whatever else comes to mind. You’ll find us in the MDK Lounge at The Great MDK Ease-along.
The only hard-and-fast deadline is the fact that we’ll be giving out prizes through Friday, August 24.
We can’t wait to get our slack on. Please join us. PJs/athleisure optional.