I entered a contest for Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena. It’s called Readers to Runway and it sounds pretty fun. Vogue Knitting readers have the opportunity to submit a piece that was made from a Vogue Knitting pattern. A judging panel picks out their favorites and it all eventually gets whittled down to 30 readers who will be gifted a Marketplace pass, in addition to walking the runway in their created piece. From there, the top five after the walk will get special prizes.
I don’t honestly think I could get picked to be in the show but my shining optimism keeps a smile of possibility on my face. It’s exactly the thing I don’t need to win. I mean, what am I gonna do with a pass to a Marketplace full of yarn I can’t buy? I don’t care. It’s fun to enter.
I think I’m most proud of the fact that I actually entered the contest instead of seeing it too late or thinking about it really hard but never doing anything about it. I can be a bit of an unreasonable chicken shit about things, and I tend to overthink. I almost let the fact that I didn’t have a decent picture of the sweater I chose. Almost. Cut to me in my office on Monday morning, selfie-ing the crap out of myself while not looking panicked, rushed, pained, annoyed, stupid in my sweater. Here’s my submission: