I live in Austin (Oak Hill actually) and I work downtown. Usually from about 9:00 am till 10:15 am, and from 2:30ish till about 4:45 pm during the week, I knit in the Seattle's Best coffee shop in the Frost Bank tower. I ride the bus to work, and I get downtown about an hour and a half before work (I'm a sushi chef downtown, and my wife drops me off at the bus stop on her way to work). Then I have time between shifts, so I spend my time knitting.
I just started knitting in October. I made a scarf and started a second, then I discovered knitting in the round. Now I mainly knit hats. I have also felted a couple of them. And I am now teaching myself how to wet felt (I've done one hat this way so far, but I need more practice).
Also, while knitting in the coffee shop, I occasionally talk with the husband of the woman who owns the Bluebonnet Yarn shop, but I haven't made it up there yet. I have to bus everywhere.