I’m a member of a private group of knitters called the Knittin’ Kittens. We meet once a week from fall to spring to work on projects & learn new things about knitting. The women in our group are from their early 20s to 40-ish and there are some men who participate also. Knitting is “cool” right now. It’s a very social craft but one you can do solo too if you wish. There are many public knitting groups around Austin. One is the Austin Stitchnbitch which meets every third Tuesday each month at Book People. Then there’s the Austin Knitters Group which also meets monthly. These groups welcome beginners but if you want more formal instruction, a variety of knitting classes are offered at Hill Country Weavers which also sells a tempting variety of yarns, equipment, and books on knitting, crocheting, etc.