A couple of weeks ago I was approached to challenge in the Battle of the Stitches #6 Challenge. For those not familiar with this challenge, it goes like this: 12 challengers are invited, we are given a theme and a stitch to use and then set loose to design, test, photograph and produce a pattern for an ebook all in TWO WEEKS!! That’s right, just two weeks. Each project is judged on best use of the stitch, best use of color to show the stitch, best overall design and most unique/creative design. The final design submissions are judged by a panel of crochet experts as well as YOU the fans!
I considered not accepting the challenge as my schedule has been quite full and I didn’t need the additional stress, but I was curious, could I meet the challenge? I decided to go ahead and accept and I’m so glad I did! In addition to the personal challenge, it was an opportunity to build some camaraderie with fellow crocheters and the lovely team that runs this challenge headed up by Kate Wagstaff of Crafting Friends Designs.
Now for the challenge. Both the theme and stitch were revealed as SERENITY! In addition to providing a photograph of what serenity meant to us, we had to interpret it into the design.The required stitch is also named serenity and is a lovely lacy looking sequence which includes picots.
Serenity has always meant the beach to me. There is nothing more peaceful for me than the beach, which is why living on an island is perfect for me. To find a picture of serenity, I simply went back through my vacation photos and quickly found that I had too many to choose from! Here are a few more of my favorites.
As for the design, it evolved as I started to work on it and I can’t wait until I can reveal it to you, but for now, be sure to head on over to the Battle of the Stitches Blog and look at all of the submissions, then vote for your favorite 3 designs.
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