Say What?

Saw: Today I grew a new person
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:

Spring is half over.
I’ve knit no warm weather gear –
Just bum shoulder blues.

28 comments to Say What?

  • Anonymous

    Sock yarn, ohhhhh my love
    Blended but separate hues
    Color for my toes

    Birthdays? Who needs’ em?
    Over rated time tickers
    Count your yarn instead


  • Free the cat, its hot!
    Sticky by day, suave by night
    Cake all round baby!

    Happy Birthday!

  • Summer means more time
    To knit at length on projects.
    Finished Objects! Yay!

    Happy Birthday, Karen

  • Shouldn’t they receive?
    Generous dichotomy,
    Birthday Knitters give!

  • Age does not matter
    Birthdate is irrelevant
    But presents are good!

  • Here’s hopes for feeling better.

    I met you in Chicago, WWKIP last year!

    And I can’t limit myself to one haiku, they breed like rabbits. Quality, not, quantity, yes.

    Happy Birthday To
    You does not fit evenly
    in the haiku form.

    Yarn is your metier
    Yarn also makes a great gift
    Wouldn’t you agree?

    To La Cabeza:
    Most happy birthday wishes!
    (Can you read THAT? Good!)

  • Celebrate your birth
    Remember where you have been
    Look forward to more

  • Love haiku

    Life’s swirling spindle
    Dances through our mundane days
    Plying beauty too

  • I work in a Middle School and this conversation was overheard in a classroom there…
    “Do you go to church?”
    “No, my family doesn’t go.”
    “Well do you know if you’re Catholic or Prostitute?”

    Sometimes I need to excuse myself to go outside and laugh.

    I’ve no sage advice
    Age brings no special wisdom
    Have fun and eat cake

  • Another birthday
    And a good excuse for cake
    Or a martini!

    Happy birthday! I have misreads all the time but cannot think of any at the moment to share.

  • Another candle
    On a yummy birthday cake
    Make a happy wish!

    Happy birthday! My daughter, my husband, and I all have May birthdays, too, so I definitely think it’s the best birthday month of the year! 🙂

  • One more year counted
    Like stitches on your needle
    Adds to the person

  • knitting for my friend
    what can i do for her loss
    count stitches, blessings

  • want to knit with wool
    turtlenecks in my future
    cold weather knitting

    very spontaneous… 😉
    i’d love any and everything you’d be willing to part with, and wish you a very happy birthday!

  • Birthdays every year
    Yarn cakes make good birthday cakes
    Hope you can knit soon

    Cold in Chicago
    Yarn Stores are everywhere here
    Knitting scarf in May

    I like green and sock yarn or lace yarn or whatever, don’t want to get greedy. Happy b-day, hope you get better soon.

  • Time slips past us as
    birthdays come and go, leaving
    happy memories.

    Fiber dreams drift soft
    Through joyous sleeping mind, with
    no need to count sheep.

    Jewel tones and black, fingering weight… 🙂

  • Happy Birthday K
    fabulous person are you!
    gift giving is fun

    You are beautiful
    and not cuz you give free yarn
    The Mabel agrees


  • Shoulder pain sucks A**
    Wish it would go away forever
    Hope you heal my friend


    Happy Birthday Karen,
    My internet knitting friend
    We will meet again soon (hopefully)

    I think I’m in a Haiku “zone”. Very unusual for me.

  • Clean teeth, new shoulder
    Birthday wishes can come true
    Back to knitting soon!

    How’s that? 😉

  • Happy Birthday! But I think you should leave my name out of the drawing as I’ve already won wonderful yarn from you! Just a bit ago!!!
    Still have a wonderful birthday!

  • I do not need more yarn (for reals this time) so I will just wish you an awesome birthday!

  • Happy Birthday to you!

  • Happy Birthday!

    New York has turned green!
    Cold weather has gone away!
    People now must thaw.

    But I really like Lv2Knit’s haiku.

    I do the same things with misreads, and I wonder too if there’s some mild dyslexia goin’ on.

  • Kim

    What fun!

    Here goes:

    Really don’t need yarn
    Yearn to fondle anyway
    God, I hope to win

    …Happy Birthday!

  • Haikus are the best.
    Giving away yarn is nice…
    Birthdays are better.

    Enjoy your special day and your fun little contest! You know how to get a hold of me if need be 🙂

  • This really does suck,
    Cuz I could use the free yarn
    But can’t write for sh*t.

  • I hate when misreads happen, although mine seem to run the “time to execute” way. Hope your Birthday is great.
    I would do a Haiku, but believe me you will be much happier if I don’t. I am not good at that. Yarn, fiber, knitting, yeah I can do those.

  • I got a good giggle out of those misreads. I go through phases when I’ll mishear things and I’ll just hear the strangest things out of people’s mouths. I’ve never really misread anything though.