It's amazing the things that you come across on Facebook
I was nosing around when Vogue knitting posted a link to an interesting little contest - Design a shawl for Stevie Nicks
Normally when I come across contests like this, I've missed the deadline, or I've got too much going on to get an entry together in time.
Fortunately for this one, I only have to submit a sketch by the deadline. I could conceivably design and knit a shawl in 30 days, but I'd have to drop everything else. I did consider that briefly, but I don't really want that level of stress. I'm an artist - I can totally make a sketch that conveys what the finished project will be. And if I don't win, I have plans ready for a pretty shawl design!
There are two prizes: $2,000 to the designer that Stevie chooses. And $500 to the designer voted most popular by the internet community.
I've got several ideas swirling around in my head. It definitely needs to be a big, twirly shawl. I'm thinking Twisted Slinky Cat - in a deep moody purple like Black Orchid
There's probably little chance I'll actually win - but the process is going to be a lot of fun!