Wow. First time I’ve read something written about me that makes me want to cry.

Not in the good way.

81 Responses to “ouch.”

  1. Melanie

    wave to your haters dearie…jealousy is an amazing thing. ;)

  2. Lee Ann

    F- ‘em. Your work just keeps getting better, and you’re also a sweetheart in person…there will always be people to dis you once you’re in the public eye, but the rest of us think you’re pretty wonderful.

  3. Kate

    Every now and then, on blogs I visit, I read something so hateful that it takes my breath away. I’m so sorry that someone hurt you. I get a great deal of enjoyment out of your blog and work, and think you’re very generous to share so much with us.

  4. Preita

    I have no idea what this refers to, but screw them. Seriously. I think your knitting, writing & photographs are wonderful. They obviously are a bitter, unhappy, jerk.

    I once had someone leave a comment on my blog that said “Just because you have a canon doesn’t make you a photographer, it makes you a canon owner. get a grip”

    I actually wrote them back saying “Well, I will have to let the galleries that buy and sell and diplay my photography that.

    People are jerks. Don’t let it get you down cause they aren’t worth a second of your awesome time :D

  5. Dani

    Hang in there Laura – I completely know how you feel :) Think about all you have accomplished and just read through all these wonderful comments over and over.

  6. Bee

    Sorry to hear that. Mostly it’s because of envy. Just remember while there will always be mean people, there will be more people who love you…as the comments clearly show. :) Laura, you are pretty amazing, so ignore that hurtful comment.

  7. Alan

    I think it’s human nature to let one negative overwhelm 99 positives. Look at it, convince yourself that they’re wrong, and move on.

  8. Tammy

    No… don’t cry! Your creativity is so inspiring and I always look forward to your blog posts. Just wanted to let you know that.

  9. jillian

    Oh man – I’m so sorry! Clearly just one lamebrain in a sea of people who love your blog and your work!

  10. Jennifer MacDonald

    As everyone else has already said…screw them. You are a fabulous person who is so extremly talented. You have so much to offer other people and we can all learn so much from you. Your patterns are beautiful, your photos are very becoming, you DO have great taste in shoes and although I’ve never met you in person I try and be more like you whenever I can. Too bad for that person. They are jealous or misguided. We all think you’re fabulous so keep up the great work and I look forward to your blog every day!!! Big hugs to you from NB.

  11. meenuh

    Delurking also to say that you’re a fantastic writer and knitter, and that you’re so creative, and poo to anyone who says different.

  12. elaine

    You are a talented knitter, designer, writer and published author and a lovely person. You are giving so much to all of us and we appreciate every bit! We are here to support and cheer you on every step of the way – just think of a huge crowd of people behind you, cheering you on and giving you a supportive hug when you need it. We are here for you too. Knitters unite:)

  13. Mandy

    Delurking here too. I love your blog, and I find you so funny, inspiring, talented…
    Some people just can’t find nice things to say ever – it’s their problem, not yours!
    I think you are fantastic!

  14. Knittripps

    I’m sorry. I don’t know why people have to say mean things. I love your blog and I think you are fabulous! Hugs.

  15. Kris

    I’ve never left a comment on your site before, but it’s the first blog I ever bookmarked and I still check it regularly. Don’t let mean people get you down.

  16. cici

    Don’y worry.. You have 66 positive responses to your work, so far here. I am sure there are many more to come.

  17. Claire

    I’m a bit of a lurker, but I’d just like you to know that I think your designs are wonderful, and that you’re an incredibly talented person.
    It sucks that some people are mean. I wish they didn’t have to be mean to you!
    You have a lovely blog and you seem like a really great person, so don’t let the haters get you down!

  18. Ann-Marie MacKay

    After receiving my own snarky comment about my creativity today–I feel your pain.
    HOWEVER: You are an amazingly talented woman who inspires me with your creativity, style and Knitting genius.
    You are a Knitter with a capital “K”.
    Chin up!

  19. Brenda Brown

    As a lurker, just adding my support to your many fans. Keep up the good work. Love your blog

  20. Melissa Rogers

    I’m also going to de-lurk, and tell you to not let the meanness that is the interweb get to you. There are plenty of us that enjoy your blog, you work, and YOU! Thanks for sharing everything with us.

  21. Debbie

    Hi Laura!

    Dropping in to say I’m sorry, people can be sooo rude sometimes usually because they are very unhappy people! Remember the saying, “Sticks and stones may bring my bones but names (or comments) will never hurt me!”

    I love your blog and your designs! I purchased the simple scarf pattern and going to start tomorrow!

    Happy Knitting!

  22. Anna

    Meh – the internet (and the world in general really) is full of people who will take every opportunity to be anonymously hurtful, just because they think they can get away with it. But that’s their problem – try not to let it get to you! Your blog is made of awesome. And I saw your book in the shops today down here in Australia, and it’s awesome too – I plan on getting it as soon as my week’s pay comes through!

  23. Brenda

    I am also a lurker … I enjoy reading about all that you do. You are SO talented! You inspire so many of us! Thank you for that. Please keep smiling!! you have a beautiful one by the way :)

  24. Vanessa

    Hey there, I am the butterflyknitter! And I say phoooooeeee ! to those who cannot keep negative comments to themselves. Come on now! We all love ya Laura.
    BTW this butterflyknitter will be at Rhinebeck all day Saturday. I shall look for you! If I tap you on the shoulder I will say – hey ” I am ‘butterflyknitter’.
    Have fun in Rhinebeck

  25. mizkathychin

    I am late to the party but had to add my voice to the supportive and smart peeps here … don’t know what was said but I agree with the many people here who have already said that negative and cruel things said to others (especially in public/internet) most often reflect a person’s own inner struggles and insecurities and are more about that person trying to prop themselves up by pushing others down. You’re a positive influence and inspiring person and I look forward to seeing your work and reading your words for many many years to come!

  26. Seanna Lea

    Ouch. I love reading your blog and couldn’t imagine saying anything mean about any of the people whose blogs I read. I mean, if I have a problem with someone, the adult thing to do is to either email them politely with my question, understanding that a blog is not a democracy, or to just stop reading. Anonymity of the Internet is not really a valid excuse for rudeness no matter how many people use it.

  27. liuia

    I read something on other blog that made me think days ago: what would you do if someone gives you a poisoned apple? Obviously, you wouldn’t take it.
    That’s the same situation: when a person gives you a poisoned comment, just pass away and say “no, thanks”.
    You have tons of readers that love you :), don’t be sad just for one person.
    Hugs from Spain.

  28. Rosem

    You’re a talented class act. Just let it go. Think of all of us who enjoy reading your blog and knitting up your patterns (and even trying to duplicate your food!). Soak in the admiration and good wishes of those who love you, and as liuia said, say “no thanks” to the minority who don’t.

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