Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Give It Away
What I've got you've got to give it to your papa
What I've got you've got to give it to your daughter
You do a little dance and then you drink a little water
~ Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Give It Away" ~
With that in mind, I give you yarn. What kind? Well that's up to the winners of my first annual Birthday Haiku contest. The following haiku were chosen at random from of a pool of 42 comments:
On a yummy birthday cake
Make a happy wish!
Time slips past us as
birthdays come and go, leaving
Fiber dreams drift soft
Through joyous sleeping mind, with
no need to count sheep.
One more year counted
Like stitches on your needle
Adds to the person
Each winner has been notified and will be gifted with quality yarn in their choice of color family and weight. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to offer birthday wishes, a comment or to submit their haiku. You added a little something to my week.
So how did I spend my birthday? I hopped a train headed away from the teeming millions in the greater metropolitan area to visit my yarn dyeing friend, Rebecca a couple of hours south of Chicago. A little pizza, walkabout and general relaxing and it was time to come back home, but not without an indescribably soft surprise package of laceweight silk and mohair.
I made it home just before big, sloppy raindrops began falling. Just inside the back door, I found a box containing not one but two dozen red roses from a long-time friend.
Yes. It was a very good day.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Crochet In Progress
Ravelry (account required) to see the flavors of Boteh in the wild. Only a handful appear to have used contrasting yarn. I think that, for this particular scarf, same-color edging maintains an elegant simplicity. Oh, imagine this one in the slubbed, subtle sheen of silk...
Birthday Haiku Contest
Just a reminder for those who have not yet entered: I am giving away FREE YARN for my birthday! All you need do is post a 5/7/5 English-style haiku in the 'Comments' section by midnight (CT) May 30, 2008. I'll select 3 random poets to receive goodies from my stash.
Go on. Get creative!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Says: Today I, the new person,
Saw: Gifts of contemptuous jewelry
Says: Gifts of contemporary jewelry
Saw: Light was in the glitter guild meeting
Says: Last night was the knitters guild meeting
Saw: Plenty of time to execute the guy thoroughly.
Says: Plenty of time to evaluate the guy thoroughly.
Could it be that I have some wires crossed in the cerebral cortex or some such? I used to think that my "creative reading" was just amusing but now I wonder if it goes deeper. I swear that I'm not making this stuff up. Could some latent visual perception dysfunction be emerging? Is there a neuroscientist in the house?
Well there's no mistaking this: FREE YARN!
Yes, it's my birthday May 29th but you get the gifts. Leave me a comment from now through midnight (CT) May 30, 2008 containing your best birthday haiku (English 5/7/5 style), along with your color family and weight preference. I'll pick three names at random, then announce the winners on Saturday, May 31, 2008. Be sure to include a valid email address so that I can contact you. For now, I leave you with this:
I've knit no warm weather gear -
Just bum shoulder blues.
Monday, September 24, 2007
A Falling Out
green Slips into brown.
yellows, reds? they Rust away -
ShibuiKnits "Autumn" (top, bottom) "Honey" (middle)