Wow, I just found this place! I'm in northern Carroll County - Taneytown, which is also just a bit south of Gettysburg. I've been a knitter since the middle 60's (learned in the 4th grade) and every once in a while get going again. Right now I'm making scarves for Christmas (via my church - we're making gifts for a shelter in Baltimore).
Anyway - I'm happy to have found this forum.
And thanks for the tip on The Mannings - I never heard of that, and I am SO there this weekend, if I can drag my husband up that way...