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Knitters Meet Up at Barnes & Noble, Starbucks for More Than 10 Years

This group of ladies has been gathering weekly as tradition to knit it up.

Are meet-ups -- or "knit-ups," in this case -- coming back?

A small group of women were practicing the art of knitting at Starbucks on Watson Road. Group member Ann Pollack said they've been meeting weekly, typically Wednesday evenings, for roughly 10 years.

"We don't call ourselves anything," Pollack said when asked if they were a club or just a group of friends. "This kind of thing is easier to do now than it was 20 years ago, I think."

The "kind of thing" Pollack referred to was meeting in public to discuss or engage in hobbies, like knitting. She added they had been meeting at the Barnes & Noble just down the road before it closed.

So are public meet-ups coming back? A whole website, Meetup.com, is dedicated to listing such gatherings and discovering how to get involved in hobby groups and topic discussions based on area or subject. 

Whether it's knitting, Yu-Gi-Oh, hiking, social media, or anything else you can think of, meet-ups may be just the face-to-face social interaction a digital world is hankering for.

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