Grand Finale: Kiki Mariko Parade!
We come now to a grand finale!
This has been a stupendous month of high-wire knitting, felting, and steeking. When we conceived of this month-long knitalong, this Bang Out a Kiki Mariko Rug, we had no idea how many knitters would dive in to make a big rug in a short month.
The answer: many. The projects: brilliant. The modeling: unprecedented.
In the gallery up top, you will see a fraction of the Kiki Marikos that are coming into the world. You will see dogs and cats in varying degrees of puzzlement. You’ll see the most extreme version of Being A Supportive Family Member. You’ll see Claudia ready for an evening out with her new cocktail dress. We applaud everyone who succumbed to the irresistible urge to try on their Kiki Mariko Rug before cutting the steek. And to all the family members who gamely struck a pose? Our undying respect.
We have maxed out number of photos we can show in the gallery up top. We encourage you to take a moment to wander through the Bang Out a Kiki Mariko hashtag on Instagram. It has been the most fun ever to see everybody having a good time with this frankly peculiar knitting project.
We wish we had a prize for every single person who’s been knitting Kiki Marikos this month. We do have three prizes to send along, and winners have been selected at random from all the folks who posted in the MDK Lounge and on Instagram.
Rowan Gift Bag: This extravagantly Rowan-y prize contains a Rowan pattern, Rowan yarn, and Rowan needles and goes to Bryce @broccoli.craft.
Soak Wool Wash: A set of delicious Soak wool wash scents and a cheerful basin for soaking your handknits go to Laura @lauraknitspa.
We’ll contact you two to get your mailing information.
Thank you to our friends at Rowan and Soak for providing these generous, juicy prizes!
Finally, The Field Guides of 2020 in ebook form go to Elena @y_lenka_knits.
We’ve Only Just Begun . . .
If you’re contemplating a Kiki Mariko Rug—and why the heck wouldn’t you? your dog wants one, for one thing!—we’re happy to say we’ve finally got some more kits in the MDK Shop for this project in two colorways, right here.
Thank you to everybody for making February a month of laughs and surprises. You all are amazing!
Ann and Kay