There are Real People on the Internet

May 22nd, 2008 | View Comments

My knitting blog and real life just collided at the yarn shop.

I was sporting the original Quinn bag, as usual, when I heard a voice from behind me in the checkout line.

“I recognize your bag! I made one!”

She had lots of nice things to say about the pattern and the bag. I was so busy being extremely weirded out that not only are you people on the other side of the internet real*, but y’all actually knit my stuff, that I forgot to even ask her name.

So, mystery Quinn knitter if you’re reading this…hi! Please out yourself in the comments! And feel free to describe how doofy I am in real life, hehe.

*It’s not like I haven’t met internet people before, but for some reason it never stops being weird to me.

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CogKnition posted this on May 22nd, 2008 @ 6:22pm in Knitting on the Web, Life as a Knitter | Permalink to "There are Real People on the Internet"


  1. Emily says:

    *sheepishly raises hand*
    That would be me – I realized after walking out, that not only had I not introduced myself, I might have come across as kindof creepy. Apologies :) I’ve too often had the slightly stalkerish sensation when meeting people whose blogs I read, and hope you weren’t too weirded out by someone recognizing you from your knitting.

  2. Yvonne says:

    Hi Emily!

    Pleased to meet you! Don’t worry, you didn’t come off creepy at all. I think my brain just fried that someone knew me from my knitting! That was a first for me and aside from my deer-in-the-headlights inability to form a coherent sentence, it was really, really cool.

    You will see the three skeins of black Cotton Fleece I bought today pop up on the blog, probably in a couple weeks. I’m working on a secret project. :)