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Poetic License

Dear Ann,
A fence called rustic
Will hold a draping handknit
Thanks, Conservancy
It may look like Birch
But it’s knitted bottom-up
(Easier that way)
My bind-off was loose
It ruffled when I blocked it
Had to re-do it
You have probably
Figured out what yarn this is
Alchemy Haiku




  1. Brilliant haiku,
    lovely scarf.And also you
    nailed the last photo.
    (is nailed one syllable or two? )
    xo, gz

  2. Birch is so pretty
    And the fence adds such pizzazz.
    Such a springlike green.

  3. My favorites! Green,
    vrai bois, and haiku. Bravo,
    Kay, I like it lots!

  4. A loverly* shawl
    And a beautiful photo.
    I said oooooo out loud.
    *luv-er-lee is three syllables.

  5. When you blog haiku
    All the comments are haiku
    This is so funny

  6. Oh – this is so beautiful and created out of my absolute most favourite yarn in the whole world. Yes, I am a Haiku lover! I rarely ever knit with it on its own though, usually tending towards carrying it along with other yarns creating different effects. My fondest way of using it is to carry a brightly painted colourway with black. Turquoise and fushia and reds are my favoured colours to put with black. If I could only choose one skein of yarn to have, it would most definitely be Haiku. Fortunately we carry it in the shop I work in – Maiwa Handprints in Vancouver BC – maiwa.com so I have easy access to it.
    Thanks for showcasing this lovely piece of knitting.
    Knitterly blessings,

  7. Very clever, all of it!

  8. Heartbreaking beauty
    Stitch on stitch, row after row
    Holds Spring in freeze frame

  9. When you set up these photos, are you ever the slightest bit anxious that all that rusticity might snag your beautiful knitting?

  10. Wow, noble of you, redoing a ruffly bindoff in lace, I don’t think I’d have the stomach! Beautiful though (and I like the haiku also, but I’m not feeling too creative at the moment).

  11. Wow. (one syllable.)

  12. Thanks so much. I was just going to knit my fourth Kiri, which is also based on Birch, but now have some new silk cloud fun.

  13. Starting from bottom
    What a brilliant idea
    To keep sanity

  14. every time I see such a beautiful piece, I wonder why oh why can’t I do it?
    I have such a problem with lace!!!
    Any suggestions out there for a good how-to book or dvd?

  15. That is so lovely! Kudos to you for managing to rip lace mohair out without mangling it!

  16. Soft… nice post!

  17. Ripping, post-blocking.
    Sometimes it seems the Tough Call
    is the only call.
    As stitches dissolve…
    will reward follow effort?
    Indeed! Here is proof.

  18. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

  19. No haiku from me. [No low-ku, either. Maybe a little *loco*; I’m in Texas.] It’s gorgeous. Adding it, sigh, to the ever-growing Ravelry queue. Thank you, I think.

  20. Showed husband beautiful shawl. His first question, “Wasn’t she worried about putting that on the fence?” Then I showed him all the haikus he said, “That really ups the ante for blogs.” If the world only knew that knitters were so talented and poetic…

  21. After vacation
    Proliferation of knits
    On every blog
    This is awesome!

  22. Beautiful….14K gold!


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