You’ve Got Snippets: May 13, 2023
Welcome to your Saturday!
If you’ve been dreaming about any of Arne & Carlos’s modern Nordic designs from MDK Field Guide No. 23: Glow, now is a great time to go for it! Check out these brand-new additions to the beloved MDK sale page: Rowan Norwegian Wool in open stock or in beautiful bundles for the Setesdal Hat and Rosy Mittens.
And one more joyful bit of MDK Shop news: our scissor game is back on point. Sharp-as-heck Gingher Embroidery Scissors are our sentimental favorite, and they’re back in stock in two styles: the classic Stork and the jaunty Epaulette.
And there’s a new scissors in town, the Rose Gold Scissors from Brooklyn Haberdashery. Made in Italy, these nickel-plated carbon steel beauties are expertly engineered for a lifetime of snappy snipping.
Olga’s Coming to Nashville: Join Us!
Our in-person workshop with Olga Buraya-Kefelian is just a few weeks away, and there are still a handful of places available. Find out how fun and friendly a knitting workshop can be. Registration and details are here.
Meanwhile . . .
We had a big time on MDK this week.
Begone! The dreaded moment when you drop a stitch in a 300-stitch cast-on will trouble you no more: Patty Lyons has a quick fix.
Ergonomics expert Carson Demers teaches knitters that a chair is a tool.
Suzan Colón wrote about the joy of giving a young person the calm and purpose of knitting—and half her stash! Find out how she passed it on.
Given how many good things we publish for knitters, this may be MDK readers’ favorite feature: how to save articles in your MDK account with one click.
Kay is doubling down on linen-knitting season by casting on Nell Ziroli’s Shakerag Skirt. Knitted skirts are the new sweatpants, y’all!
This offbeat detective series is so delicious that DG Strong can’t decide whether you should binge it all at once, or dole it out slowly to make it last longer.
Remember to enter this week’s giveaway by midnight Central time Sunday night. The prize is our favorite wool wash, Soak, in the latest scent: Wild Mint. (Because detectives are sometimes called gumshoes and gum is often mint-flavored…oh, never mind!)
Thanks so much for your patience, praise, and thoughtful feedback on the new website. We’re so excited for all we will be able to do with this fantastic new site. Our mission is to elevate the knitting life, by publishing something new every day of the year, plus exciting designers, friendly community, and a first-class shopping experience.
To get the most out of MDK, here’s a helpful link to bookmark: a tour of the new and improved MDK website.
Questions? Email us anytime at email@example.com, and you’ll get a prompt personal response from a real live MDK person.
Stay healthy, take care of each other, and knit on.
Ann and Kay
early Bird Enrollment—and Savings—Extended!
Great news: our friends at Knit Stars have extended their early bird enrollment offer for Season 8. We were stars in Season 3, and we can’t speak highly enough of the production values, teacher lineup, and sheer joy of Knit Stars master classes. Our affiliate link here takes you to Knit Stars. Save $20 on Season 8—no code needed. Thank you to everyone who has used our link to enroll; you’re giving vital support to MDK, and you’re in for a grand time with Knit Stars from any and all of their 8 seasons.
Explore our brand new Tools page—all of our refined knitting essentials, tested and approved by all of us here at MDK.
Take It to Go
Here’s your new take-along project! The Belinda Wrap is an airy and easeful scarf/shawl that only takes a few ounces of our favorite featherweight yarn, Kidsilk Haze. More room in your suitcase for swimsuits and souvenirs, and companionable knitting for the journey.
Two balls each of color A and color B, and off you go—with this luminous palette, color pairing is a breeze. See Ann’s choices here.
Have a peek at the MDK sale page. We just added some super-special deals:
If you love your weekly date with Snippets, we invite you to support MDK by subscribing to the MDK Field Guides for 2023. This series of little books is at the heart of MDK. We’ll ship your copy of MDK Field Guide No. 23: Glow now, and you’ll be all set to receive early copies of the next two Field Guides in the series.
This year’s subscription deal is more deluxe than ever: Field Guide subscribers are saving 10% in the MDK Shop. All year long. Every single time you order.
Box of (lots of) Joy
The Skill Set Box of Joy is back in stock—and in a beautiful new colorway.
We’ve been amazed at its popularity. It’s the best way we know to share the joy of knitting with someone special. If you’ve been waiting for its return, get it while we’ve got it.
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