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.)