Today I went to my first Minnesota Knitters' Guild meeting. It was kinda neat. I have never seen so many knitters all in one place before. The tea and cake was amazing (it was the once a year Knitters' Guild tea) and it was really nice to talk to other people who knit.
I have always been a bit of an isolated crafter. I teach myself techniques and I try to get my pre-existing friends into my hobbies rather than making new friends who already have those hobbies. I sit alone at home and work on projects. But I have been feeling over the past couple of years that I could do with a sense of community. And as I have recently been working on so many knitting projects, I think that this is really a great place to start. Everyone was really kind and welcoming at the meeting and I was actually really hoping to win one of the gorgeous skeins they had as door prizes. And how can a knitter resist a gathering where it is not considered rude to knit the entire time?