No Arkansas knitters? Aineepooh, you did realize that you submitted the query during football season right? You do realize that every Arkansasan's life revolves around football right now? Maybe if you mentioned they could watch the game AND knit during half time? Maybe if you offer a knitting tailgate party? Just a few thoughts, but you are going to have to include football if you expect any responses.
Sorry I can't join you! I grew up in Arkansas (Russellville), but only visit once or twice a year. My brother and sister now live in the Fayetteville/Rogers area; I'll wave as I drive through for my Christmas visits.