How many of you have found yourself bored, with nothing but a piece of paper and a pencil? Now I would fill the pages with crochet pattern designs and stitch diagrams, but during a particularly boring semester of statistics in college, I filled pages and pages of notebook paper with haiku. I was never very good at them. But there is something so fun about their simple five syllable, seven syllable, five syllable construction. The lines don't even have to rhyme.
So, go ahead and give them your best shot. One of our sister magazines, Handwoven, is having a haiku contest. The prize is the chance for your haiku to be published in an upcoming issue of Handwoven. And one lucky U.S. winner will receive a selection of luscious Bijou Basic yarn. This yarn includes yak fiber and is incredible to wear and work with. One of these skeins would be perfect for a winter crochet hat.
To enter the contest send your best weaving or fiber-related haiku to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Handwoven Haiku." Please make sure to include your full name and address so they know where to send the yarn if you win! The deadline to enter is October 15. You can find more information about the contest on the Weaving Daily blog.
You can only submit two haiku, so if you feel like sharing some of the ones you don't submit, please leave them in the comments below.
I will leave you with my own haiku—created for fun in under two minutes.
A hank of yak yarn
imagination runs wild
what will I crochet?