Okay, so I have been sort of crap in terms of getting people together on any sort of regular basis. It's just too hard!
So... my partner and I joined another craft group in town and it has been fun, so I wanted to invite anyone on this thread to join us if you have time on Thursday nights from 7-9pm.http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358727
The group meets in NE Minneapolis and is easily accessible by the #17 and the #10 bus. If you need directions, you can PM me.
They are part of a group called the Geek Partnership Society (GPS) that is sort of a federation of nerds who do stuff together. October's focus for the craft group is masks, but really you can bring any project you are working on and just hang out if you want.