Sadly, I've never really met another knitter around here. I've tried organizing a stitch n' bitch in this area, but there isn't much interest and I'd have to drive into the next town to get to one.
The closest I've come was yesterday when I went into the yarn store (YES! I found one!!) and was chatting to guy behind the counter about why they didn't have addis turbo needles and he said he's been trying to convince his boss to get them in. LOL