Okay. Years ago — like, four, five? — I was going to put a haiku submission form on my website. No, really, because it was just such a cool thing for knitters to sit around making up little poems about their cats and yarn, and because there were such wonderful poems printed on Japanese yarn labels (yeah, I had that yarn lying around for a really long time; the last time I actually used some of it was around 2002). I remember making up graphics with a fake parchment background and stuff. I don’t remember if I actually uploaded it. I don’t think I did. Because, in the end, I was not cool enough to be that ironic.
So of course, I started screaming, and not in a good way, when I saw this.
This is like bringing back leg warmers,. Which has evidently happened, so if you’ll pardon me I’m going to go barricade myself in the basement because I’m going to get bombarded with seventeen-syllabled hate mail from knitters dressed like Olivia Newton-John.
(Another thing I had been working on five years ago had been the KnitQ quiz (mentioned as vaporware — answer a bunch of questions, find out if you’re an opinionated knitter, blind follower, or a couple of other character types I can’t remember at this instant. And I never finished it. But thankfully, all those bleepin’ quiz generator websites stepped in, and blogs were never the same.)