Why do all knitting groups have to be shy and awkward? If you'd like to meet up with some people who know how to have a good time while getting crafty, then you've found the right group. The goal is to meet like-minded people, who may also be new to the area and looking for a good way to make friends.
We get together over happy hour every Thursday in a different pub/bar in the inner suburbs, and have some laughs while working on any amazing or shamelessly crappy projects. This is a great place to make new friends as well as see familiar faces, and be part of a wonderful community of fun and creative people. The only requirement is that you knit/crochet/do some other kind of portable craft, or are willing to learn! We are happy to help where we can and share advice/knowledge if you get stuck ;)
We try to do one Sunday a month, which is sometimes a bit further afield (we've been to Geelong, Preston, etc.)
If you want to learn how to knit/crochet from scratch - YouTube is awesome! There's some yarn shops/craft groups in Melbourne that do face-to-face sessions too - Morris & Sons (https://morrisandsons.com.au/) and Yarn Corner (https://www.facebook.com/yarncornerstudio) to name a few. Absolute beginner knitters / crocheters are very welcome, but after a few drinks we're unlikely to be the best teachers for total beginners!
The group is inspired by the Oxford Drunken Knitwits in the UK. The brilliant idea has already spread, with more groups having popped up in Cambridge (UK) and Boston (US).
Have friends in Brisbane? There are Drunken Knitwits there too! Spread the word!