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  • This sounds exciting. What is the MDK Lounge, and how does one access it?

    • I was just wondering the same thing! Lol. I just started clicking to find it and it’s the top left button with the little conversation bubbles. We’ll have to dig into this!

      • Thanks for your comment I didn’t know where the lounge was. Let me go check this thing out.

  • All I can tell you is that, at the very top left-hand corner of this page, clicking on The Lounge will get you there. But beyond that I’m useless – it totally confuses me, but no doubt cleverer readers can understand it. Good luck!

  • The 3 folks who have commented so far echo my questions! So much for thinking I’m the only one in the dark about the Lounge ^..^ I’d appreciate a future column about it – a Lounge 101 perhaps. It would be great to know about it so I’d have a new place to visit, share & learn. Thank you for entertaining that idea.

  • Welcome MDK-Allison Lounge moderator!
    Your first assignment: a post on Lounge 101

    • Ha- I’m on it! 🙂

  • I also never heard of the lounge but then I’ve only been subscribing for about 8 months! LOL

    • This! LOL

  • Welcome Allison! And to those who haven’t explored it yet, welcome to The Lounge! There are many good conversations there.

  • Welcome Allison! I’m eager to hear more about your textile company. Do you design, print and/or sell fabric? Tell us more. :<)
    Mary Ann

    • Hi- thank you! I was a professional weaver for many years selling both retail and wholesale fabrics to designers + hand dyeing nearly all the yarn I wove with! I still weave, but on a much smaller scale and just for fun.

  • Welcome Allison!! I love the Lounge but don’t spend enough time there.

    And thanks to Nell, who really does know her stuff.

  • The lounge has been a strong source of support for me over the past couple of years – it’s a great place to ask questions, share photos, and offer support. I was just thinking the other day about the name “The Lounge” and how fitting it is – a nice, comfortable place to relax, talk and enjoy our shared love of knitting. Welcome, Allison. I look forward to learning more about you, and also to hearing from all these people who never knew the lounge was there.

  • Welcome Allison! One question, I notice a lot of people saying sewist instead of sewer, or tailor, or seamstress; why is that?

    • I’ve noticed too, but I think I figured this: Tailor and seamstress are both gendered and imply garment making. Sew-er spelled sewer is easy to confuse with waste water removal. Sewist is just one-who-sews. Could be clothes, crafts, bag linings, quilts, un-quilts…

  • I guess “sewist” is better than “sewer”.

  • From a former English teacher: Actually it’s sempstress.

    Welcome, Allison! The Lounge is a great place to hang out..

  • Welcome Allison! I’d appreciate an MDK Lounge Primer too.

  • I noticed that I hadn’t spent any time in the lounge in the last 6 or 7 months. I usually go there when I’m working on a knitalong. HOWEVER, I also noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of doom scrolling on other social media platforms. My thinking is to stop that stuff and come back to the lounge!! Such a positive place to be!!