Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Apparently that's the term for knitting in public.
The New York Times covered
the online knitting community.
I wasn't aware of the
Yahoo knitlist group;
I may have to go check it out.
(The NYT article also mentions the yarn
Fizz, which I have used, but I much prefer
Splash, a totally knock-your-socks-off novelty yarn.
Incorporate Splash into a scarf and you've got a friend for life.)