her moral support. While there, the idea occurred to me, "Why don't we do something like this in Snohomish County?" During the car ride home, we discussed it, Charisa seized upon the idea and ran with it, and here we are today. Without Charisa's "go get 'em" attitude, it might have remained just an idle question. She gave our guild a wonderful start, and set the tone for the dynamic, fun-filled group that we are today.
During those early days, we discussed what kind of guild we wanted to be, and what we didn't want to be. First and foremost, we wanted to have fun. Why bother forming something if it was going to be a drag? We wanted to be inclusive and welcoming. We wanted to encourage knitters of all skill levels to learn and better their skills. We wanted to support our local yarn shops and suppliers. Most of all, we wanted to be a place where knitters could connect with one another and find their own pack of knit-sibs.
I hope that you feel welcome at our meetings and on our Ravelry message boards. I hope that you are able to connect with at least one or two other knitters who feel like "kindred spirits" to you. I hope that you're able to find, if you're interested, a smaller local group of knitters who gather weekly for sociable knitting time. My knit-sibs have become some of my very best friends over the past few years. I look forward to sharing some wild and crazy knitting adventures with you in the coming year.
Let's see what kind of mischief we can get ourselves into this year, shall we?
Barb - SKG President 2011/2012