Monday, September 10, 2007


Just a short note to thank all those who take the time to read this stuff. Even more thanks for taking the time to write such nice comments.

It amazes me how much the Internet has changed my life. I have met so many people, physically, because of it. My line of dogs I would not have if it were not for the Internet.

I would not have developed my knitting the way I have.

I have always been on the outside looking in, so to speak. I still am but I have reached, and been reached by, others who share my interests through this medium.

Isn't that amazing? That I can 'know' and 'speak' with someone 10,000miles away? That we can show each other our work? Our pets? Our lives?

Surely this can contribute to the idea that we are all one and that all this fighting is for nought?

We really are connected. Each of us.

We really are One.


Anonymous said...

Colin, glad this post shows you are feeling a little more uplifted today (or when you wrote it ;) I think it was today).

Your knitting is as usual beautiful.

Unknown said...

I do so agree with you, Colin. I lead a pretty solitary life as a full time carer and have made so many friends both on line, and in the real world, via the Internet.
I had got to the stage of being the only knitter in my circle of friends, so it was wonderful to find the worldwide community of knitters.
Love the latest socks BTW, I still haven't tried the Sherman heel.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you Colin. Internet is a wonderful way to connect people altogether.

Yarnhog said...

It's an amazing thing. My "imaginary friends" are tremendously important to me--and I'd never have met any of them in real life.

Unknown said...

Well said Colin, well said.

Anonymous said...

You are so correct, Colin. It is so satisfying to be able to speak with you from so far away on such a level that I feel I know you, at least a bit. It makes me wonder what we did before the Internet. It certainly does make it a very small world.

Suna Kendall said...

I've made many lifelong friends on the Internet, and like you, have visited them, met their families, etc. If more people really got to know others around the world, they'd see that there are a lot more reasonable folks scattered everywhere, and that the "bad" elements are also equally distributed. You will find kind, generous, peaceful souls all over the world, and the same goes for intolerant, hateful people.

The Internet gives us more of a chance to meet others like ourselves, which is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I know this sounds really sad but I have I think met more genuine friends via the internet than I have in person in the whole of my life. I have communicated with people in countries, previously unthought of, visited places in the world I have read about in other people's blogs and read books and bought yarn based on others prior purchases.

Of course I have come across the odd nutter, but then thats what makes life interesting.

Anonymous said...

I think that the ability to communicate with others all over the world is the blessing of the internet - maybe it will help to promote understanding which could give us peace.

FuguesStateKnits said...

Colin, that was truly beautiful. It's funny how you write about feeling on the outside looking in. The reality is that most people have that feeling at various times in their lives- admittedly some more than others. But I've come to look at you as a leader of sorts. You have overcome what many so-called giants of industry would quake at. Think about the light years you have come since you were a little boy. Your journey humbles the rest of us!
Much love,
Joan a/k/a FSK