One of the weirdest things is to meet blog commenters in person. I have spoken on the phone to one blog friend, although we connected as much through a ‘working’ relationship as the blog, so that felt a little different. This past summer, a blog commenter emailed to let me know she would be in my town and did I want to meet up. How could I resist?! I promised my guys that we would be in a very public space and totally safe – she’s a knitter for crying out loud and involved in the knitting community on the island!
It was wonderful and a real treat to meet someone face to face who has read along with so much of my life story. Just like meeting a pen pal for the first time – have you seen the scene in Julie and Julia where Julia Child meets her pen pal? It was like that. We connected, we walked, we talked yarn.
Cut to later in the fall when life was really getting crazy busy and hectic around here. I’d just started working at the office and things were pretty intense and all around overwhelming. I got an email from this same wonderful person, letting me know she’d sent something with a work colleague who was heading up my way.
Seriously, people. Like getting to meet people who have shared comments and laughs and challenges with me wasn’t enough! She sent me, wait for it, some of her own handspun. It was from some sock kits that I had admired in the past, and even in my favourite colour!
I am so honoured. Finally, I have wound the skeins up and am looking at patterns. Although it was originally a sock kit, I think I’m leaning towards a scarf, so I can enjoy the colours and wonderful handspun goodness of it all.
Blog friends are just so cool.