Thursday, March 16, 2006

One Ringy Dingy...

Me: "Hello?"
Him: "Hi. This is M." (blind date candidate, name initialized to protect the innocent)
Me: "Hey, how are you?"
Him: "Good. How are you?"
Me: "Great. You're lucky to have caught me at home."
Him: "I know. I've tried like six times and you're never there. I was about to give up."
Me: "And actually, I'm only home because I'm skipping something."
Him: "Playing hooky?"
Me: "No, not really. It's just a group of friends and we get together every Wednesday night."
Him: "Oh, that's cool. Do you try different restaurants for dinner or something?"
Me: "No, actually, we get together at Barnes & Noble, and we knit."

Thirty seconds. Thirty seconds before I blab that I'm a knitter. Can't keep that fun little fact to myself. Because as much as we all know that knitting is, in fact, the coolest thing in the world to do, not everyone feels that way, and it might not be the best thing to lead with when trying to make a good first impression.

At least I don't have to try to hide that I'm a dork. It's all out there now.

8 comments:

Dixie said...

I think we can all agree that if he can't fully appreciate the coolness of knitting then he's not worth dating.

Gwen said...

If he can't live with the wool, do you really want him around anyway?? By the way, at least it wasn't in person so you could pull out your sock and show it to him...

Gwen said...

If he can't live with the wool, do you really want him around anyway???

At least it wasn't in person so you didn't have to surpress the overwhelming urge to pull a half finished sock out of your purse to show him just how cool... :-)

Kirsti said...

And what was his reaction? I mean, that's got to be the defining criteria for whether he's suitable date material!

Juno said...

Piffle. I'm sure he has an unnatural affection for mountain bikes, or similar. Everybody's got their thing.

Most of the guys I've met think the blogging is cool, the knitting is cool to fine - they like the enthusiasm, and care less about the specifics.

techygeekgirlknits said...

Hey, you want a guy to accept you for all the dorky or geeky things that you do...so you might as well be honest up front. And you never know...they may be interested in a pair of socks. Boys like homemade things...like dinner, cookies, scarves, etc...

If he can't handle the yarn, he ain't worth it! Someone out there will...

Procrastiknitter said...

Well at least it's already out there. My husbeast thinks that I'm insane to tell people that I'm a knitter right off of the bat. Hey it's not something to do it's someone you are so it's good to get it out and show them your geekiness (I'm pretty sure that's not a word, but you get my drift!). Have a great week.

trek said...

We get together at a Borders!