There is, however one group I've been thinking of visiting. The "Knit and Natter" held once a week at a local cafe.
So, I lured the 2 daughters along with the promise of a plate of chips, strapped baby in his pram and off we went. As I said, I'm not really good at "this sort of thing", so I selected a nearby table and decided to just observe for the time being.
They looked a nice enough bunch. All of the older, retired age group, and they were knitting and crocheting away over cups of coffee.
Not wishing to impose myself I decided to come back another day, maybe when the kids are back at school...but oh...what's that on the floor under the pram....
I picked up a stray crochet hook, grabbed the baby and tentatively announced "erm...excuse me...I think this belongs to one of you..."
A stray crochet hook, earlier today.
Both baby and baby blanket were seized by enthusiastic knitters, questions were asked, and compliments paid. I ended up staying another half an hour while blanket and baby were passed round the group.
I am going back when the kids are back at school, but the hard bit has been done. I've said hello.