Now that we’re in the final week of summer, that back-to-school feeling is hitting me hard. Remember how thrilling it was to see Mrs. Dickinson’s new first-grade bulletin board? I’m having that feeling with what we’ve got ahead of us in the coming weeks. So much newness—everybody’s working so hard to get it all ready.
Thing No. 1: The New Field Guide
Heartened to hear everybody’s happiness about Cecelia’s upcoming Field Guide No. 19. Seeing all the subscriber copies getting ready to go out is one of my favorite sights: FUN AHEAD, basically.
Cecelia’s first Field Guide with us, Field Guide No. 5: Sequences, spawned a ton of projects. It’s fun to see what everybody’s made over on Ravelry. We’re looking forward to a whole new set of designs from Cecelia, and the same level of can’t-stop-won’t-stop knitting.
Thing No. 2: Knit Night in Nashville
I’m going to go ahead and point out that our first event at MDK World Headquarters in Nashville is really more of a Knit Afternoon. It’s just that Knit Night is a lot easier to say. At 3:30, the whole place turns into a hangout with snacks and bevs and shopping and time spent in the company of knitters. We’ll go until the sun sets.
It’s shaping up to be a lot of fun, so if you’re in the area, or want to come to Nashville for the weekend and make Knit Night a stop in between boot shopping and hot chicken, come on! Sign up here. We’ll be wearing masks and asking everybody to show their vaccination cards.
Thing No. 3: Yarn
We’re about to launch a lot of yarns. We went kind of wild, mostly because we’re trying to give everybody the most options possible for color, fiber, weight, all of it. The longer I knit, the more I realize how we really are living in a golden age of yarn. We’re doing our best to cull through it all and offer the best of show, basically. Rustic, soft, colorful, subtle—watch for these new yarns in the coming days and weeks.
The Hidden Hours of the Day
I read the other day about a 32-year-old Naval Reserve officer who walked on to the Vanderbilt football team. Asked how he managed to do the incredible list of things on his plate, he said, “It’s all about finding the hidden hours of the day,” he said. “They’re all there.” He’s so right. Tuesday seems like the perfect day of the week to locate a hidden hour or two.