I am so sorry - I have a knitting group that I go to every Friday night at the BN cafe by my house. I love it and I look forward to it every week. We knit from 8 till 11PM and talk and drink coffee and just have so much fun. I would miss it like crazy if it stopped.
I found this group by luck -I happened to be at the BN on a Friday night and saw them knitting and started to talk to them and they said sitdown, join us. That was a few months ago and I have been going ever since. They have been together for at long time... but they were totally welcoming.
Have you tried to see if there are any other knitting groups in your area? On Ravelry they have a lot of groups and maybe you can find one there - I have found some in my area on Ravelry.
This way you can still hang out with your friends if you still want to, but you can also find some new people to knit with...
Just a thought....