Hi. I'm also in Bloomington.
There is supposed to me a sock knitting group meeting at Barnes & Noble once a month. Have you heard anything about that? I have also heard about another knitting group that also meets at Barnes & Noble on a different day. Keep thinking about dropping by during one of their sessions to check them out.
Very happy to have a second yarn store in town. In A Yarn Basket is a great shop. Good selection and nice staff.