thank you so much for the suggestions. i am now on ravelry as "bellybuttonknits" . i was going to use "bellybuttonknitter" but i guess you are not allowed to use that many letters.
i've already spent an hour getting lost. there sure are a lot of groups. am wondering the purpose since many are duplicates of those in yahoo, etc. i don't think i will join too many because i will probably find myself spending too much time reading instead of knitting.
i will "friend" all of you. and you can look for me!