third post of the day!! i think this newspaper might be a bit behind :) but there i am at knit one last thursday.
it always surprises me when some new media outlet notices. i’ve been knitting 5 years and back when i started articles like this existed and now they still exist. not very observant are they? quoting the Craft Yarn Council of America 2002, 2004 stats doesn’t really make them look any more with it…
this particular article claims that we ‘youthful’ ones (24-35 year olds) knit because (second paragraph of the piece) celebrities do it. i don’t know about you all, but i only do what celebrities do)… there were more reasons, but that was their up front one.
they interviewed maybe two people who was actually in the focus age group… otherwise, it’s just people talking about ‘us’ and although we at knit one got our pics in the paper, we were not interviewed at all (and many of us were target age group). we are being observed, not talked to y’all.
my husband is considering writing a letter to the editor about this one – not all angry or anything. mostly playfully pointing out their incongruities and such. we are mightily amused.
so, all you hip young knitters – do tell! why do you knit? wait, better yet – whoever you are because i hate the false dichotomy between the ages that is so prevalent in the craft world, if you’re a knitter, why do you knit? maybe we’ll use your answers in our letter to the editor.
at least they spelled my name right :)