Saturday January 16th 2010, 6:38 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Friends,Knit

I did not know how this was going to go.  I guess I was a little nervous about it.

Yesterday I met a fellow knitting blogger and, it turns out, an absolutely delightful person, Holly, visiting from Germany; as I walked into Coupa Cafe, a short distance from her hotel room, a woman stopped me and admired my Peace shawl, reaching out and fondling the bottom of it a little and asking if I’d made it.

“I designed it,” I smiled, searching her face, thinking, No, you don’t look the least like that tiny thumbnail photo I saw.

She didn’t seem to want to go further, so I thought, well, that answers that question, and excused myself and continued on past the patio and inside and ordered my hot chocolate. And saw my old friend Glenn.  Glenn!

Alison! How ya doin’! Let me introduce you to my colleague!

The red Peace shawl shown here? I made it for his wife Johnna. (Her computer was down that week.)

When there was a break in the conversation, I felt a gentle tap on my shoulder: “Are you Alison?”

A different woman.  Called that one right. But I bet the three of us could have sat down together on the spot like old friends.

Which is just what Holly and I did.  There was such a warmth in her face as she asked me if I were me that I felt instantly, Oh, good!, and she probably did, too.

And it just got better from there.  We swapped stories for hours, and she’d brought me sock yarns from Germany in a bag from the conference she and her husband were here for; I, having had no idea what she might like, came unprepared, a thought she completely waved away with a smile.

They will be moving back to the Bay Area in a few years. I, for one, can’t wait.

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Oh, what fun! That makes the effort of blogging all worth it, eh?

Comment by Barbara-Kay 01.16.10 @ 7:56 pm

Wunderbar! I just got back from my lovely meeting with Holly. Just as you said, a special time together, chatting with my old friend, whom I had just met! LOL…funny, but true.

Comment by Ruth 01.16.10 @ 8:15 pm

Isn’t it wonderful to meet a kindred soul! This could be the start of something big.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 01.17.10 @ 3:01 am

How lovely! It is so neat to meet people previously known only on line.
I have some fortissima on the needles right now, in purple and green.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 01.17.10 @ 4:47 am

Wonderful! I’m so glad you ran into an old friend and had a great visit with Holly!

Comment by Channon 01.17.10 @ 6:10 am

One never knows when we will meet new “old friends”!

Humor —

When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion. 

If you jumped off the bridge in Paris , you’d be in Seine .

Comment by Don Meyer 01.17.10 @ 11:12 am

I’ve got 2 more skeins of that rainbow Regia Cotton Colori if you want them!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 01.17.10 @ 2:06 pm

I’m glad you had a pleasant visit and were able to combine that hot chocolate with it. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 01.18.10 @ 6:48 am

That sounds like such a wonderful visit. 🙂

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 01.18.10 @ 8:44 am

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