It’s really worth a mention though, so it’s kind of shocking that I have not told you all yet. But in the last Design Wars Challenge, I WON BEST OVERALL DESIGN!
With that over, I’ll now share with you the design and I already told you about the delicious yarn we got to use from Red Heart. First, a photo of the project. . .
See, delicious yarn. The pattern is called Spiral Construction or When Alice Fell. I do love those references to Wonderland. So you can work these spirals into any configuration desired. For the competition, I needed to create ONE thing to enter, so I chose a wrap, and the lovely Big Sister modelled it for me… (cue picture)
Pattern can be found on Ravelry.
And I have this one thing to say about competitions… They have fallen out of fashion in our PC society, and it’s a genuine shame. The fact is, competition drives us to perform at our outermost limits. I never want the “you showed up” trophy. I’d rather have no win at all, then a win that did not come honestly. And in a friendly, creative competition, we DO all win, simply by pushing ourselves to show the world our best, our original selves. If you want to know what you are capable of, join a competition. Put your work out there to be judged, criticized, praised and all else. You might surprise yourself, I certainly am surprised by this lovely thing, and I would never have made it without the competition to push me. Thank you DW! And thank YOU all for being supportive of the creative and the crazy.