As a child, I watched a lot of Food Network. I’m sure I was not the only one captivated by the soothing voice of Alton Brown or the bubbly energy of Rachel Ray. But what show embodies Food Network more than Chopped? As many hours as I could watch Giada De Laurentiis make pasta, it’s the cooking competitions I always come back to Cupcake Wars, Cutthroat Kitchen, and don’t even get me started on my love for the Great British Baking Show…
Well, I’m no chef, but here at HOF, we do know a thing or two about yarn. Which is why we are proud to present to you the opportunity to compete in your own “cooking competition” with a fiber themed twist.
Instead of mystery ingredients, your basket is full of six 50 gram Little Stubbies and one 100 gram Mamma skein. Your challenge: craft all seven skeins into a wonderful and creative project of your choosing.
(For the record, we like to think our color palette is slightly easier to work with than some of the ingredients Ted Allen gives contestants. We also expect this to be a less overall stressful experience than Chopped.)
Challenge yourself to work within both a time constraint and a prescribed color palette. Sometimes it takes a little bit of restriction to break out of a rut and try something completely new.
Push yourself to compete against other local crafters. With the yarn consistent across all projects, individual style and creativity will really shine through.
Be a part of something larger. In March, we will have a party to showcase and celebrate everyone’s creations. See your piece within a cohesive collection and connect with other competing crafters.
Starting November 1st, you can preorder the entire set of yarn — in your choice of sock, worsted, or DK weight. It will be dyed and ready to be picked up by December 1st. You then have until February 29th to turn in your finished project.
Projects can be crafted however you choose — take liberties and have fun!
Winners will be chosen by the community, and first, second and third place will win $250, $150, and $50 in cash prizes respectively.