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Thursday, October 04, 2007

I'm gonna try this writing thing again...

Yesterday I met up with some knitters I never met before. There was that moment of awkwardness where I realized I didn't know what this person looked like. I figured I'd just see a knitter in a corner somewhere and I'd point and we'd hug.

But when I got there, no knitters were in sight. *I immediately got that fear that I was being stood up. I held my knitting bag outward like, while I waited patiently in line for my deliciously chocolately hot chocolate, to show everyone that YES I AM A KNITTER. PLEASE TALK TO ME AND BE MY FRIEND. I looked at everyone thinking, not a knitter, not a knitter, definitely a bum.

Then I saw this girl with a pretty scarf. Definitely a knitted scarf. Maya's made a scarf like that. We exchanged looks for a second, I received my Dark Vader Hot Chocolate and sat down to immediately knit.

This girl came right up to me and said I must be Barrie. We knit and talked and had a grand ol' time. We will do it again, we said. Let's hope.

*I realize this totally sounds like I was waiting for a date. But anyone who meets people from the Net might understand this feeling. Whether it's to meet a potential love match or a friendly knitter, you get worried that even if you get along through emails and have the same interests you might not actually get along in real life or even actually meet for that matter.

3 Comments:

Blogger goblinbox said...

Cute post. I totally know that feeling.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Maya said...

Glad you had fun! New knitting friends are always a good thing.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Gack! Totally had that same feeling a few weeks ago when I met a cyber-friend for lunch...We met through Knitty! But what made it most nerve wracking was that we work for the same company! What if we clashed? It's like dating a co-worker!!!

7:25 AM  

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