We love the Icelandic Christmas Eve tradition of exchanging books and spending the rest of the night and the next morning with everyone in the household curled up and reading. It’s called jolabokaflod, which translates, in the wryly direct fashion we associate with Icelanders, as “the Christmas book flood.” It’s such a cozy—and bookish—way to spend time together this time of year. Just add yarn, and perhaps a mug of cocoa, for a perfect jolabokaflod under your own roof, wherever you are.
In the spirit of jolabokaflod, we have buffed up the MDK Knitter’s Bookshelf with lashings of favorite books both new and old. Nearly every title is on our own shelves (or, in a few cases, waiting—we hope—in our jolabokaflod stockings, hung by the chimney with care).
Did you know we have a Knitter’s Bookshelf? We do! It’s up there in the navigation bar year-round, helpfully labeled Knitter’s Bookshelf. As with our real-life libraries, our bookshelf is not super orderly. We’ve made an attempt at organization by listing the books in alphabetical order, by title. We don’t have categories, but if we did, they’d be: Classics to Be Cherished by Every Knitter, How-Tos That Have Helped Us in Our Hours of Need, Knitterly Eye Candy, and Raise ’Em Right (textile-related titles for children). We hope you’ll have fun browsing our selections, and we welcome your suggested additions. Never too many books!
Here’s a Fun Fact that is also Fine Print: the links in the Knitter’s Bookshelf are affiliate links. When someone purchases through one of these links, MDK gets a small commission. Every little bit helps to keep on keeping on, for which we’re truly grateful.
Ann and Kay