Update on Cristina’s indigo afghan: for inquiring minds, Cristina has posted a picture of The Whole Megilla here. She also did a crazy fun contest, and I’m piling on with a copycat contest of my own.
The prize of one raffle ticket will go to 10 lucky poets who write a haiku, limerick or heroic couplet about the color blue, Cristina’s afghan, or stinky indigo dye vats. (To be clear, the price is a chance to win the afghan–not the afghan!) The 10 winners will be chosen randomly from all of the poems submitted, because I’m sure it would be too hard to choose the best ones. Why am I so sure? Look at this limerick submitted for Cristina’s contest by our excellent Mrs. Lear:
There was a young woman of Phila
Who knit things as big as Godzilla
She dyed them in vats
With bug shells and cats
And they all turned out marvilla!
The rules: To qualify, your poem must be submitted as a comment to this post. You may enter only once. The deadline is noon on Friday, New York time. I will notify the winners by email so they can give me the information I need to buy them a ticket. (Of course, you can also buy your own tickets, right here.)
Have a marvilla time!