Sometimes I wonder if Knitters are as strange and awkward in real life as I am. I like to think that on the internet (especially on Twitter) I come across as being cool and bad ass. But in real life? Nope.
I was looking at one of my secret knitter heroes online, The Sexy Knitter, and she comes across as cool and awesome as a chick could hope to be. And then, I went looking (at this point I was probably cyber-stalking a bit) at the pictures of herself that she posted on Ravelry. Now, I’m not gonna lie. She looks pretty. But in some of the pictures she also looks awkward. Like maybe she was like me in school and didn’t have a shit ton of friends and wasn’t popular.
Sometimes I also wonder about these “fabulous” people I follow on Twitter. I almost feel like we’re friends, like we have a great going back and forth, but then sometimes it’s hard for me to realize that I don’t actually KNOW them. And they don’t know me. Like Lisa from Northbound Knitting. She’s amazing and awesome and at times I forget that she doesn’t actually know me, hasn’t actually met me, and my eagerness to be her friend on the internet might be misconstrued as me just being a weirdo.
Nope, I just really want a friend.
Anyway, back to what I was wondering. In real life, are these people as awesome as I think they are? Or have I put them on these ridiculous pedestals? Do any of you do this?