The More We Get Together
I’ve got the big summer camp nostalgia right now, thinking about the gathering of 70 crochet bucket hat makers that happened on Friday.
It was so fun! Our MDK Summer Camp was so 2022, so Zoomy.
Maybe we can’t all climb on the camp bus and head out to some farm in the country, but it turns out that we can hop on a Zoom together and collectively hang out at the Craft Hut in the sky.
We were fully caffeinated.
To be clear, my crochet bucket hat remains pretty much conceptual at this point.
It looks like a thimble. But it wasn’t our craft counselor’s fault. Cristina Shiffman did a beautiful job talking us through the basics of crochet, and if I’d done increases the way she explained, I’d have a bucket hat at this point.
I was too busy visiting—really fun to hang out with Peggy, Hope, Jacquie, Jennifer, Lynn, Pam, Acris, Mia, Vicki, Jen, and Kristin in the breakout rooms.
Thanks to everybody who came to MDK Summer Camp—I hope your bucket hats are coming together.
We’re already at work on our next virtual gathering. If you have an idea for something you’d like to learn online with us, please leave a comment.
A recent article cracked me up when a guy declared, “Pickleball will save us all.” He’s not even joking. For me, I have the same feeling about knitting, and making, and figuring out ways to be together. Knitting will save us all. See? That’s a sentence that makes total sense to me.
PS If you’d like to try your hand at the MDK crochet bucket hat, you’ll find the pattern right here, along with a quick little video explaining how to get started. And the yarn you’ll need, a skein of Rowan Creative Linen, is here in a rainbow of a dozen shades.