Out of the many members in the group- are there many Canadians or even more specifically northern-ontarions? I am seeing all the discussion of male knitting retreats in the US and am getting more and more envious. Up here in the Canadian Sault I knit in near isolation where I'll crash the odd "craft night" or meet up with my mother's octogenarian gang at best.
Through "deviant art" online I've met a few (female)knitters and plan to do a show with one within the next year.
Probably there is a handy site navigation tool here somewhere but if one needs it they probably cannot find it. This is not a criticism of the site just an admission of my lack of skill with a computer.