Monday, March 03, 2008

Knitting Design Contests

There are two knitting design contests that caught my eye this week.
My Ex is Full of Knit Contest invites you to use ADHDKnitting's pattern to design a bag that looks like your ex (any ex - spouse, boss, etc.). The first prize is $500 in yarn. The submission deadline in March 31st. Go take a look, the bags are funny.

You've probably heard about Think Outside the Sox, which is sponsored by XRX, which is publisher of Knitter's Magazine and books, and the organizer of the STITCHES events. This year the yarn companies have set up $500 contest categories for their products, which they judge. There is also a grand prize of $6,000, a second of $1500, and third $500. I've only done a few pairs of socks, but I really enjoy them and want to try new methods. The contest deadline isn't until January 2009, so maybe there's time to learn enough. I really like Tofutsies yarn from Southwest Trading.
Meanwhile, did you see Mason-Dixon Knitting's Teeny Project Runway? I really wanted to make an outfit for our pterodactyl puppet, "Pterry". Here's the flickr link to all the submissions.

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