I was looking to form a daytime knitting group since everyone I know is employed. (shock! … although in this economy perhaps I should be more thankful… )  In the summer of 2011 I put a posting on Ravelry’s Bay Area forum and a lady named Tina contacted me.  She’s a speech therapist who had recently retired from the school district.  We’re not a group, but we knit for a few hours on Wednesday mornings.  A couple of weeks ago, Tina came over and gave me an unbirthday present! It’s a beautiful shawl/scarf/lap blanket.