I'm over here in West Asheville too! My then-boyfriend/now-husband and I moved to town back in 2000. I went to UNCA back in the day
I'd be up for a beer too... I'd also like to find/create a knitting group. I think there's a group that used to (maybe sometimes still does?) meet at the westville pub.. the west end is a nice place to hang out too. I crochet & sew as well.