I am so glad I've got my knitting group! I met them at my LYS and there was a Friday night knit night. We met at the LYS, then it sold to to woman who took it over and we knit there even after it moved It recently closed so we've been knitting at a local restaurant and now a new LYS is opening nearby in June. Guess where we'll be on Fri. nites!
It's been probably 6-7 years with the same group for the most part although there's often new ones, too.
I'd be there right now if I weren't sick and ready to remove my head.
BTW.. I'm mostly self taught as well. Learned a lot though here and from the knit nite group.