I'm in Winter Springs (northeast of Orlando). I've lived in Orlando since 2000 but I'm originally from Polk County (Lakeland) and I still have family there.
I've been knitting for 8 months but I am self-taught and really feel like I am missing something from not having at least one other real-life knitter to observe.
I thought about volunteering at local nursing home or assisted living facility. I figure that there is a greater chance of finding someone who knits and perhaps I can learn from them.