Arcata!! My hometown!! I am not there currently, right now I am in San Diego County but will be moving to New Jersey in a couple of weeks. I wish that I would have discovered knitting when I was there, but it is nice to see someone from there on this great site. There is a knitting group that meets in The Plaza Grill Thursdays at 7 pm. There is a blog if you want to check it out, http://purlnhurl.blogspot.com/
. It looks like there is also knitting going on at The Placebo if you are into that too.
Good luck in finding more Arcata Knitters out there!